Uganda at the 2008 Summer Olympics

Uganda competed in the 2008 Summer Olympics held in Beijing, People's Republic of China from August 8 to August 24, 2008. Uganda sent a delegation of eleven competitors, who took part in four sports.[1]

Uganda at the
2008 Summer Olympics
Flag of Uganda.svg
IOC codeUGA
NOCUganda Olympic Committee
Websitewww.nocuganda.com
in Beijing
Competitors12 in 5 sports
Flag bearer Ronald Serugo (opening)
Edwin Ekiring (closing)
Medals
Gold
0
Silver
0
Bronze
0
Total
0
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)

AthleticsEdit

The following athletes have secured participation in the Beijing Games.[2]

Key
  • Note–Ranks given for track events are within the athlete's heat only
  • Q = Qualified for the next round
  • q = Qualified for the next round as a fastest loser or, in field events, by position without achieving the qualifying target
  • NR = National record
  • N/A = Round not applicable for the event
  • Bye = Athlete not required to compete in round

Men
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Abraham Chepkirwok 800 m 1:43.72 1 Q 1:49.16 7 Did not advance
Benjamin Kiplagat 3000 m steeplechase 8:20.22 4 Q N/A 8:20.27 9
Moses Kipsiro 5000 m 13:46.58 2 Q N/A 13:10.56 4
Geoffrey Kusuro 13:50.50 11 N/A Did not advance
Alex Malinga Marathon N/A 2:18:26 31
Boniface Kiprop Toroitich 10000 m N/A 27:27.28 10
Women
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Justine Bayigga 400 m 54.15 7 Did not advance

BadmintonEdit

Athlete Event Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinal Semifinal Final / BM
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Edwin Ekiring Men's singles Bye   Park S-h (KOR)
L 5–21, 8–21
Did not advance

BoxingEdit

Uganda qualified one boxer for the Olympic boxing tournament. Ronald Serugo earned Africa's last spot in the light flyweight class, at the second African qualifying tournament.[3]

Athlete Event Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Ronald Serugo Light flyweight   Serdamba (MGL)
L 5–9
Did not advance

SwimmingEdit

Men
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Gilbert Kaburu[4] 50 m freestyle 27.72 82 Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Olivia Aya Nakitanda[2] 50 m freestyle 29.38 66 Did not advance

WeightliftingEdit

Mubarak Kivumbi was eliminated due to being overweight, at the time he was weighting 58kg, although some reports state Kivumbi acknowledged he went to the event as a tourist and not a competitor.[5]

Athlete Event Snatch Clean & Jerk Total Rank
Result Rank Result Rank
Mubarak Kivumbi Men's −56 kg Did not start

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Uganda's Olympic team to leave for Beijing on July 28", Xinhua, July 2, 2008
  2. ^ a b "Ugandan badminton player Ekiring secures Olympic slot" Archived 2012-10-20 at the Wayback Machine, Xinhua, June 19, 2008
  3. ^ 2nd AIBA African Olympic Boxing Qualification Tournament
  4. ^ "Ugandan swimmer Kaburu to retire after Beijing Olympics" Archived 2012-10-21 at the Wayback Machine, Xinhua, July 29, 2008
  5. ^ "Uganda Olympic bosses in scandal". Observer.ug. 13 August 2008. Retrieved 14 April 2018.