Uganda’s heavy weight powerlifter Roy Mubiru, based in the United States of America, together with friends of powerlifting have extended food support to lifters in Uganda.

The food relief including rice, sugar and cooking oil, was given out in a function at Uganda Olympics Committee.

It was a timely intervention after the Covid19 induced lockdown affected most athletes in Uganda especially those that take part in close contact sports like Powerlifting.

Frank Kahesi

Speaking at the handover, Frank Kaheesi Sserugo manager to Mubiru, who doubles as patron for RM Powerlifting and Crossfit Club, thanked friend of powerlifting Nsubuga Trading and Projects based in South Africa for the handy support to the athletes.

“Much as we are in a tight situation due the Covid19 pandemic, Mubiru and his friends have picked from pockets to help other lifters as way of seeing them through the Christmas,” Sserugo outlined.

“To our lifters, I encourage you to keep focused as 2022 seems promising sporty wise, and get vaccinated against Covid as government is soon letting open the nation.”

Meanwhile, Roy Mubiru is set to participate in the XPC worlds at Arnold championship set for March 3rd-6th, in Columbus, Ohio.

Mubiru who qualified for the championship on an underweight of 110kgs,will compete in the Pro Raw Full power.

The 2019 World champion, decided to cut weight from his normal 115-120kg competition weight  to a lower weight of 242ibs.

The 2022 March Arnold classics will attract over 22,000 athletes from over 80 countries around the world.

“I feel very happy, I just do not know how to thank Mr Mubiru Roy,” started Para Powerlifter Vaster Kyalimpa.

“This is not the first or second or third time he comes to our rescue and we are very very grateful. He has been there for us during the Covid times and I even did not expect anything to come through Christmas. So, I just pray that God rewards him abundantly.

“It has been a difficult year for us, Sports was locked and Gyms were closed.”
The local calendar is set to be released early January, 2022, with a number of competitions including RM powerlifting and Crossfit championship in February, Africa championships in July, and world qualifiers set for September, plus other international engagements.


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Brian Kawalya is an Award winning Journalist, Director and Chief Sports Writer of The-SportsNation, covering top events and breaking some of the biggest stories.

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