Uganda sent a team of five to Barcelona, Spain with an aim of notching top spots in their respective categories.
Prior to the flight on Saturday, the relaxed athletes promised the nation through Kawowo Sports that they would raise the three doubled colored flag high at the ongoing 14th World Junior Athletics Championships.
“We promise to do our best” said Halima Nakaayi, who won heat two of the 800m this morning.
She and Winnie Nanyondo wait for the semifinals tomorrow along with 22 other middle distance runners.
Tonight, Nancy Cheptengei, another promising athlete will step onto the track at the Montjuïc Olympic Stadium in the 3000m final. She will vie for the honours alongside other 19 athletes with five other African representatives.
Hared Source of Nile marathon men’s 10km winner Moses Martin Kurong will take on the 10000m (today’s last event), his maiden IAAF International athletics competition.
“I trained well and I am prepared” Kurong told Kawowo Sports before heading to Cataluña.