The London Olympics is about two weeks away and Uganda has 15 of the nation’s most promising athletes competing at the games. Between track and field, swimming, weightlifting, and badminton, these men and women show a lot of promise in bring home the gold to Uganda. Let’s take a look at a few of these athletes.

Charles Ssekyaya will represent Uganda in

Weightlifting and looks to be one of the best lifters come the London games. Ssekyaya is a former African youth champion and a bronze medalist at the Africa Senior Championships. He also is a USPA sports personality of the month for March of 2012.

Fifteen-year-old Jamila Lunkusa will be swimming for Uganda at the London games.  She took home five medals last year at the CANA Zone 3&4 Swimming Championship, including two gold medals. She has also represented Uganda at the Commonwealth Games in Delhi and the World Swimming Championships in Dubai.

Long distance runner Moses Ndiema Kipsiro could well be in line to medal at the London Games.  At the 2008 Beijing Olympics, Kipsiro just missed picking a medal in the 5,000 m when he finished in 4th place. This year, Kipsiro will be the hope for medals after taking five medals over the last couple of years in international competition.  He took gold at the 2010 Delhi Commonwealth games in the 5,000 m and 10,000 m events as well as a gold in the 5,000 m event at the All-Africa Games in 2011.  Being at the peak of his athletic career, Kipsiro should be a contender in both the 5,000 m and 10,000 m events.

Ssekyaya, Lunkusa, and Kipsiro as well as the other 12 men and women on the Olympic team will surely do Uganda proud at the games. Regardless of whether they are able to bring home a medal, they are all winners by just getting to the games and will have an experience that they will remember for the rest of their lives.

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