One of the games where Uganda exhibited the best performance ever in the intercontinental games at the Birmingham2022 commonwealth games. Following the Australian Gold Coast in 2018 where Uganda scooped 6 medals among which 8 were 3 gold medals.
Just a few days after the World Champion Athletes that happened in the United States, the Uganda team only had to switch to Birmingham in England to participate in the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.
In the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth games, Uganda managed to score a total of five (5) medals of which 3 were gold and 2 are bronze medals.
Though, Uganda’s overall performance wasn’t narrow with several slit misses on various occasions where Ugandans participated.
Uganda had a larger team that participated in various disciplines among which included athletics, Badminton, boxing, cycling, netball, para powerlifting, rugby sevens, squash, swimming, table tennis, weightlifting, and Wrestling.
Altogether, Uganda had a team of 72 participants of which 37 were men and 35 were ladies.
Among the 72 countries that participated in the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth games, Uganda managed to finish in the 16th position, and with the African participants came 4th after Nigeria, South Africa, and Kenya respectively.
Another new Kid on the bloc Victor Kiplangat opened the medal door with a gold win in the men’s marathon.
Jacob Kiplimo complete with a twice gold medal score, always in front of the Kenya brothers in both (10,000m and 5,000m) athletics.
Kiplimo became the third Uganda to complete a double gold medal after Joshua Cheptegei and Moses Kipsiro.
Peruth Chemutai, the 2020 Olympic gold medal winner in the women’s 3000m steeplechase, this time scoped a painful and emotional bronze after failing and getting injured when she was leading.
Chemutai managed to gather herself are forced into the longer remaining meters to finish third.
Teddy Nakimuli for the first time became the first lady to win a medal in boxing. Nakimuli managed to fight through the Women’s light flyweight becoming the first Ugandan lady to win a medal.
She lost her light flyweight semi-final to Northern Ireland’s Carly McNaul to settle for the bronze.
Haron Adoli kissed first the finishing line during the semifinal qualification in the 400m men’s splint. However, during the finals, Adoli finished in the 5th position.
She crane did a tremendous game when they played 6 games lost two and won four. Uganda first lost to New Zealand 40-53, then won Trinidad and Tobago by 62-28, lost to England by 35-56, won Northern Ireland 63-26, won to Malawi 56-43, and also claimed a win against South Africa 54-48.
In the overall performance, She Cranes celebrated the 5th position in the netball category.