For his lifetime, Team Uganda captain Ganzi Mugula will remember little of his Olympics berth.
After 12 years of wait, the wild card he secured from FINA is what sent the 32-year old to the XXX Olympiad.
And he prematurely bowed out at the preliminary heat 2 on Thursday. In lane 5, one would say his dive into the Aquatic Centre waters that seemingly
looked poor cost him.
Mugula did his best and clocked 27.58, a time that earned him the Olympic slot. In simple words, there was no improvement.
He finished fifth in the heat that was won by 18-year old Osman Abdouraham from Djibouti in 24.82.
Mugula follows weightlifter Charles Ssekyaaya and badminton player Edwin Ekiring who early this week failed to progress.
But credit to him, his time better than Gilbert Kaburu’s 27.72 at the Water Cube in Beijing four years ago.
Another swimmer Jamila Lunkuse is in action tomorrow.