Powerlifter Roy Mubiru in personal training

Pre-World Cup Powerlifting Qualifiers: 17th April 2021

  • Catergory: 125 Kg Heavy Weight (Age group: 40 – 44 years) – Masters Raw Tested Deadlift, Squat, Bech Press
  • Venue: Connecticut City, United States of America (USA)

Uganda’s powerlifting champion Roy Mubiru is set to return to action on 17th April 2021 in the United States of America (USA) city of Connecticut during the World Cup qualifiers.

Mubiru has been through vigorous scientific trainings due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.

This weekend, he will be returning on the deck in WPA sanctioned powerlifting  championship.

He will compete in the 125 kg heavyweight Category age group 40/44 years, masters raw tested deadlift, squat Bech press.

Roy Mubiru training in the Gym

“I am taking part in championships to be held in Connecticut, United States of America (USA)” said Mubiru in online interview through his manager, Frank Kaheesi.

He added that, his target is to lift 2000kg in all three Styles, deadlift, squat and Bech press.

The American powerlifting championships will be run in multiple locations simultaneously due to varying states travel restrictions and covid policy differences.

Among the locations will be Clinton, Missouri – Oakville, Connecticut, and West Virgina, will double as Qualifier to 2021 World Cup of powerlifting in Quebec city, Canada.

Mubiru decided to skip the WPA Poland world powerlifting Championships due to lack of financial support and covid19 Pandemic restrictions.

Roy Mubiru perfecting what he does best


Mubiru has won a number of accolades for his powerlifting exploits.

In 2020, he won gold during the WPA championships having lifted a total of 1502kgs at the Steel Beach Gym, Oakville Connecticut in the United States of America (USA).

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.

Roy Mubiru’s training has been intense as he prepares for the championship in Connecticut


He has also exhibited a philanthropic heart having been among the handful of 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.

David Isabirye is a senior staff writer for Kawowo Sports where he covers most of the major events.

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