Roy Mubiru shows off his gold medal for the overall weight lifts

APA World Champion qualifiers (40-44 years Masters Tested Raw: 125 – 130 Kgs)

Winner: Roy Mubiru (Uganda)

Uganda’s powerlifting champion, arguably Africa’s finest, Roy Mubiru won a gold medal during the APA world qualifiers in Connecticut, United States of America (USA).

Mubiru, competed in age group class 40-44 years masters tested raw and weight category (125-130kgs), after putting on more three kilograms to his usual 125kgs.

He did good lifts in deadlift, that is his personal best.

Roy Mubiru in the squat competition

Mubiru managed to lift a total of 1828kgs in three styles, squat, bench press and deadlift.

Though he missed out on his earlier target of lifting 2,000kgs in total by just 172kgs,he was impressed with his performance.

Although I missed out on my target of lifting a total of 2000kgs at the competition, I did good deadlifts.

Roy Mubiru, Powerlifter
Roy Mubiru picks his gold medal
Roy Mubiru stands in front the steel beach gym facility where the competitions were held

Mubiru sung special praise of his personal manger, Frank Kaheesi and great man of God, prophet Robert Muwanguzi of Life  Havens Christian Ministries, Mukono,  who kept encouraging him and sharing him in prayers.

He also lauded the media for their continued support, something he says, is pushing the sport high.

Roy Mubiru poses with Uganda’s level one judge,Shem Ssekyete who attended the competitions.

The American powerlifting championships were run in multiple locations simultaneously due to varying states travel restrictions, and covid policy differences in the US.

There were qualifiers in Clinton, Missouri – Oakville, Connecticut, and West Virgina, and doubled as Qualifier to 2021 World Cup of powerlifting in Quebec city, Canada.

Uganda’s level one judge Shem Ssekyete also graced the competitions.

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

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