Godfrey Lubega shows off his muscles during the 2022 Mr Uganda championship Credit: John Batanudde

Overview:

Uganda Body Building and Fitness Association (UBBFA) organized the 2022 Mr Uganda championship won by Godfrey Lubega.

Mr Uganda Body Building Championship 2022:

  • Overall Winner: Godfrey Lubega (Central region)
  • Bikini winner: Shamirah Mukyala (Central region)
  • Physique winner: Zulaika Najjuma (Central region)

Godfrey Lubega is the new Mr. Uganda of the most prestigious Body Building championships on the land.

Lubega beat off a strong challenge from other bodybuilders during the championships held at Mount Zion Hotel in Kampala.

“I prepared well for this event. I trained well and was on the perfect diet to mind what I consume” Lubega, the winner of the Mr. Kampala event in 2019, revealed to the media.

Godfrey Lubega with his trophy | Credit: John Batanudde Credit: John Batanudde

The central region member was categorized in the middleweight cluster, overcoming the central region quartet of Lameck Muwanga (Welterweight), Abdu Nasser Mwanje (Light heavyweight), Jeremiah Rwabuhinga (Heavyweight), and Axam Kiseka (Bantamweight).

Western region’s Daniel Bukenya (Lightweight) was sixth overall during the event officiated by the US duo of Travone Edwards and Teimosa Martin.

Participants at the 2022 Mr Uganda Body Building competition | Credit: John Batanudde Credit: John Batanudde

Other categories:

The men’s physique winner was Elvis Ssekamulu (Central region).

Shamirah Mukyala (central region) took the Bikini category whilst Zulaika Najjuma was the physique winner.

USPA president Moses Lubega hands a trophy to Shamirah Mukyala | Credit: John Batanudde Credit: John Batanudde

The outstanding personalities were rewarded with trophies, certificates, medals, and cash.

This championship was organized by the Uganda Body Building and Fitness Association (UBBFA).

Showing off the back muscles | Credit: John Batanudde Credit: John Batanudde

Sam Odong, the assistant commissioner in the Ministry of Education and Sports was the chief guest, commending the association, athletes, sponsors, and other partners in equal measure for the work well-done in this sport.

The 2021 overall winner, John Kariitwa missed the championship this year after he left the country for alleged greener pastures in Pakistan.

Godfrey Lubega admires his overall trophy
2022 Mr Uganda Godfrey Lubega shows off his biceps | Credit: John Batanudde

Overall Results:

  1. Godfrey Lubega (Central region) – Middleweight
  2. Lameck Muwanga (Central region) – Welter weight
  3. Abdu Nasser Mwanje (Central region) – Light heavyweight
  4. Jeremiah Rwabuhinga (Central region) – Heavyweight
  5. Axam Kiseka (Central region) – Bantamweight
  6. Daniel Bukenya (Western region) – Lightweight

Other Top performers:

Men’s physique winner:

  • Elvis Ssekamulu (Central region)

Bikini winner:

  • Mukyala Shamirah (Central region)

Physique winner:

  • Zulaika Najjuma (Central region)

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

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