by DAVID ISABIRYE | kawowo Sports
The US-based Ugandan Powerlifter Roy Mubiru has smiled to the podium with a gold medal during the 2020 World Powerlifting Association (WPA) World championship held at Steel Beach Gym, Oakville Connecticut in the United States of America (USA).
Because of the widespread COVID-19 pandemic, Mubiru had only resumed training at the advent of August, three weeks to the event in Oakville Connecticut.
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‘Apart from a few athletes who had underground gyms most of us struggled ahead of the world championship, however am grateful to God, that I was able juggle work against training,’ he noted.
Mubiru initially struggled to find a footing in the first round because of long spells without competitive action and training.
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He at first failed in the Squat and bench attempts, but, however recovered to win gold in the seven.
Because of the Coronavirus pandemic, only a limited number of athletes featured with numbers not exceeding 100.
Ugandan powerlifter Roy Mubiru received a gold medal 🥇 for winning the WPA World Powerlifting Championships in Connecticut.— Kawowo Sports (@kawowosports) September 14, 2020
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Mubiru had also succeeded with a gold medal during the 2019 Lutsk event in Ukraine, gold in the124 Kg Tested Raw Class (40-45 Years) at the World Championships in the same year at Bremerton, Washington.
Given the tourism potentiality of Roy Mubiru’s exploits, it is now incumbent upon the Government of Uganda through the Ministries of Sports and Education, Tourism, Wildlife and Antiquities as well as the Uganda Tourism Board to recommend and appreciate the effort of the powerlifter in marketing Uganda on countless occasions across the entire world.
If fact, Mubiru attests that he will not be able to attend to any more world championships given the financial hardships he is going though against his sport activities.
That said, Mubiru ought to be assisted with a golden hand and token of appreciation.
Mubiru’s sporting prowess aside, he has got a gold coated philanthropic heart and hands alike as he has part of the Ugandans in the diaspora who helped out the weight and power-lifters with food this July as the country experienced a ban of sporting events since March 17th 2020.
Read from source Kawowo Sports