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Uganda at the 2018 Commonwealth Games

Uganda competed at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in the Gold Coast, Australia from April 4 to April 15, 2018.[1]

Uganda at the
2018 Commonwealth Games
Flag of Uganda.svg
CGF codeUGA
CGAUganda Olympic Committee
Websitenocuganda.com
in Gold Coast, Australia
Competitors69 in 11 sports
Flag bearer Peace Proscovia (opening)
Medals
Ranked 15th
Gold
3
Silver
1
Bronze
2
Total
6
Commonwealth Games appearances (overview)
British Empire and Commonwealth Games
British Commonwealth Games
Commonwealth Games

Netball player Peace Proscovia was the country's flag bearer during the opening ceremony.[2]

MedalistsEdit

Medal Name Sport Event Date
  Gold Joshua Kiprui Cheptegei Athletics Men's 5000m April 8
  Gold Stella Chesang Athletics Women's 10000m April 9
  Gold Joshua Kiprui Cheptegei Athletics Men's 10000 m April 13
  Silver Munyo Mutai Athletics Men's marathon April 15
  Bronze Mercyline Chelangat Athletics Women's 10000m April 9
  Bronze Juma Miiro Boxing Men's −49 kg April 14

CompetitorsEdit

The following is the list of number of competitors participating at the Games per sport/discipline.

Sport Men Women Total
Athletics 13 10 23
Badminton 2 2 4
Boxing 5 0 5
Cycling 2 0 2
Netball 0 12 12
Rugby sevens 12 0 12
Shooting 0 1 1
Squash 2 0 2
Swimming 1 1 2
Table tennis 1 1 2
Weightlifting 3 1 4
Total 41 28 69

AthleticsEdit

Men
Track & road events
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Pius Adome 100 m 10.70 5 Did not advance
200 m 21.39 4 Did not advance
Alli Ngaimoko 400 m 50.35 7 Did not advance
Leonard Opiny 47.32 4 Did not advance
Ronald Musagala 1500 m 3:48.62 6 N/A Did not advance
Thomas Ayeko 5000 m N/A 13:54.78 4
Joshua Kiprui Cheptegei N/A 13:50.83  
Phillip Kipyego N/A 13:59.59 6
Joshua Kiprui Cheptegei 10000 m N/A 27:19.62  
Jacob Kiplimo N/A 27:30.25 4
Timothy Toroitich N/A 27:47.35 7
Albert Chemutai 3000 m steeplechase N/A 8:19.89 5
Robert Chemonges Marathon N/A Did not finish
Alex Chesakit N/A 2:23:06 7
Munyo Solomon Mutai N/A 2:19:02  
Women
Track & road events
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Scovia Ayikoru 100 m 11.86 4 q 11.99 8 Did not advance
Scovia Ayikoru 400 m 54.65 7 Did not advance
Emily Nanziri 54.10 4 Q 54.10 6 Did not advance
Leni Shida 52.79 4 Q 54.50 8 Did not advance
Docus Ajok 800 m 2:00.53 4 q N/A 2:01.22 6
Halima Nakaayi 2:01.69 5 N/A Did not advance
Winnie Nanyondo 2:00.69 2 Q N/A 2:00.36 4
Winnie Nanyondo 1500 m 4:08.49 2 Q N/A 4:06.05 10
Juliet Chekwel 5000 m N/A 15:30.17 4
Mercyline Chelangat N/A 15:50.01 11
Juliet Chekwel 10000 m N/A 31:57.97 7
Mercyline Chelangat N/A 31:48.41  
Stella Chesang N/A 31:45.30  
Scovia Ayikoru
Halima Nakaayi
Emily Nanziri
Leni Shida
4 × 400 m N/A 3:35.03 8
Field events
Athlete Event Final
Distance Rank
Josephine Lalam Javelin throw 48.92 8

BadmintonEdit

Uganda participated with four athletes (two men and two women)

Singles
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   Coetzer (RSA)
W 2 - 0
  Ouseph (ENG)
L 0 - 2
Did not advance
Brian Kasirye   Clark (FAI)
W 2 - 0
  Bonkowsky (TTO)
W 2 - 1
  Lee (MAS)
L 0 - 2
Did not advance
Bridget Bangi Women's singles Bye   Yeo (SGP)
L W/O
Did not advance
Aisha Nakiyemba Bye   Wynter (JAM)
L 0 - 2
Did not advance
Doubles
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
Brian Kasirye
Men's doubles N/A   Bignell /
Hutchings (JER)
L 0 - 2
Did not advance
Bridget Bangi
Aisha Nakiyemba
Women's doubles N/A   Allet /
Chan-Lam (MRI)
L W/O
Did not advance
Bridget Bangi
Edwin Ekiring
Mixed doubles   Dias /
Hendahewa (SRI)
L 0 - 2
Did not advance
Aisha Nakiyemba
Brian Kasirye
  Molia /
Gibson (FIJ)
L 1 - 2
Did not advance
Mixed team
Roster
Pool C
Pos Team Pld W L MF MA MD GF GA GD PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1   England 3 3 0 15 0 +15 30 0 +30 630 345 +285 3 Knockout stage
2   Australia 3 2 1 9 6 +3 19 12 +7 576 472 +104 2
3   South Africa 3 1 2 3 12 −9 6 24 −18 410 592 −182 1
4   Uganda 3 0 3 3 12 −9 6 25 −19 406 613 −207 0
Updated to match(es) played on 6 April 2018. Source: GC2018

BoxingEdit

Uganda participated with a team of 5 athletes (5 men).

Men
Athlete Event Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final Rank
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Juma Miiro −49 kg N/A Bye   Shaffi Hassan (KEN)
W 3 - 2
  Amit Panghal (IND)
L 0 - 5
Did not advance  
Bashir Nasir −56 kg N/A   Zweli Dlamini (SWZ)
L 1 - 4
Did not advance
Kavuma Ssemujju −64 kg   Luke McCormack (ENG)
L 0−5
Did not advance
Musa Bwogi −69 kg bye   Merven Clair (MRI)
W 3 - 2
  Pat McCormack (ENG)
L 0 - 5
Did not advance
Regarn Simbwa −81 kg N/A   Lukmon Lawal (NGR)
W 4 - 1
  Sammy Lee (WAL)
L 1 - 3
Did not advance

CyclingEdit

Uganda participated with 2 athletes (2 men).

RoadEdit

Men
Athlete Event Time Rank
Charles Kagimu Road race 3:57:58 20
Time trial 55:38.87 32
Viena Ssekanga Road race DNF

NetballEdit

Uganda qualified a netball team by virtue of being ranked in the top 11 (excluding the host nation, Australia) of the INF World Rankings on July 1, 2017. The country will be making its Commonwealth Games debut in the sport.[3][4][5]

Roster
Pool B
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   England 5 5 0 0 342 202 +140 10 Semi-finals
2   New Zealand 5 3 0 2 292 235 +57 6
3   Uganda 5 3 0 2 287 248 +39 6 Classification matches
4   Malawi 5 3 0 2 277 284 −7 6
5   Scotland 5 1 0 4 195 289 −94 2
6   Wales 5 0 0 5 215 350 −135 0
Updated to match(es) played on 11 April 2018. Source: GC2018


5 April 2018
18:30
Report New Zealand   64–51   Uganda    Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre
Umpires: Helen George
Kate Stephenson
Reserve umpire: Gary Burgess
Folau   22/22 (100%)
Ekenasio   19/26 (73%)
Selby-Rickit   13/14 (93%)
Mes   10/17 (59%)
Proscovia   37/42 (88%)
Nanyonga   14/16 (88%)

7 April 2018
13:00
Report Uganda   54–52   Malawi    Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre
Umpires: Joshua Bowring
Gary Burgess
Reserve umpire: Jono Bredin
Proscovia   35/38 (92%)
Nanyonga   19/21 (90%)
Kumwenda   43/47 (91%)
Chimaliro   8/10 (80%)
Simtow   1/1 (100%)

8 April 2018
15:00
Report England   55–49   Uganda    Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre
Umpires: Michelle Phippard
Marc Henning
Reserve umpire: Helen George
Housby   30/34 (88%)
Harten   11/11 (100%)
Corbin   7/10 (70%)
Haythornthwaite   7/7 (100%)
Proscovia   23/26 (88%)
Nanyonga   22/27 (81%)
Nakabuye   4/4 (100%)

10 April 2018
20:30
Report Wales   40–76   Uganda    Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre
Umpires: Marc Henning
Joshua Bowring
Reserve umpire: Angela Armstrong-Lush
Lewis   34/42 (81%)
Rowe   6/7 (86%)
Llewelyn   0/1 (0%)
Proscovia   56/63 (89%)
Nanyonga   20/24 (83%)

11 April 2018
16:00
Report Uganda   57–37   Scotland    Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre
Umpires: Helen George
Angela Armstrong-Lush
Reserve umpire: Theresa Prince
Proscovia   32/34 (94%)
Nanyonga   25/30 (83%)
Gallagher   19/21 (90%)
Goodwin   16/25 (64%)
McCall   2/8 (25%)
Fifth place match
12 April 2018
09:00
Report South Africa   53–42   Uganda    Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre
Umpires: Jackie Mizon
Joshua Bowring
Reserve umpire: Marc Henning
Venter   42/46 (91%)
Holtzhausen   11/12 (92%)
Oyella   22/25 (88%)
Proscovia   19/19 (100%)
Nanyonga   1/4 (25%)

Rugby sevensEdit

Men's tournamentEdit

Uganda qualified a men's rugby sevens team of 12 athletes, by winning the 2017 Africa Cup Sevens.[6]

Roster
Pool D
Pos Team Pld W D L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1   Fiji 3 3 0 0 138 22 +116 9 Semi-finals
2   Wales 3 2 0 1 90 38 +52 7 Classification semi-finals
3   Uganda 3 1 0 2 38 95 −57 5
4   Sri Lanka 3 0 0 3 27 138 −111 3
Source: GC2018
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-head result; 3) Point difference; 4) Points scored.
14 April 2018
10:59
Wales   31–5   Uganda
Try: Jenkins 1' m
Morgan 3' m
Williams 8' c
Treharne 9' c
Amos 14' c
Con: O'Brien (1/3) 9'
Davies (2/2) 10', 14'
(Gold Coast 2018) Try: Odongo 11' m
Con: Wokorach (0/1)
14 April 2018
17:53
Fiji   54–0   Uganda
Try: Tuwai 1' c
Sau 2' c
Mocenacagi 4' c
Ravouvou 6' m
Nasilasila 10' c
Nasoko 12' c
Vakurinabili 13' c
Dranisinukula 14' c
Con: Ravouvou (3/4) 1', 2', 4'
Nasilasila (3/3) 10', 14', 14'
Naduva (1/1) 12'
(Gold Coast 2018)
14 April 2018
21:11
Uganda   33–10   Sri Lanka
Try: Kisiga 1' m
Wokorach 4' c
Odongo 8' c
Kasito 9' c
Ogena 11' c
Con: Wokorach (4/5) 4', 8', 10', 11'
(Gold Coast 2018) Try: Wijekoon (2) 1' m, 7' m
Con: Ratwatte (0/2)

ShootingEdit

Uganda participated with 1 athlete (1 woman).

Athlete Event Final
Points Rank
Cleopatra Mungoma Women's 50 metre rifle prone 571.9 20

SquashEdit

Uganda participated with 2 athletes (2 men).

Individual
Athlete Event Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Michael Kawooya Men's singles   Suari (PNG)
W 3 - 0
  Selby (ENG)
L 0 - 3
Did not advance
Ian Rukunya   Henry (FIJ)
W 3 - 0
  Matthew (ENG)
L 0 - 3
Did not advance
Doubles
Athlete Event Group stage Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Michael Kawooya
Ian Rukunya
Men's doubles   Selby /
Waller (ENG)
L 0 - 3
  Kamal /
Ng (MAS)
L 0 - 3
3 Did not advance

SwimmingEdit

Uganda participated with 2 athletes (1 man and 1 woman).

Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Ekirikubinza Tibatemwa Men's 50 m freestyle 24.93 47 Did not advance
Men's 50 m butterfly 27.17 43 Did not advance
Avice Meya Women's 50 m freestyle 29.09 35 Did not advance
Women's 50 m butterfly 32.50 27 Did not advance

Table tennisEdit

Uganda participated with 2 athletes (1 man and 1 woman).

Singles
Athletes Event Group Stage Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinal Semifinal Final Rank
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Ronald Nyaika Men's singles   Ashley Robinson (NIR)
L 0 - 4
  St. Louis (TTO)
L 0 - 4
3 Did not advance
Halima Nambozo Women's singles   Chang (MAS)
L 0 - 4
  Hursey (WAL)
L 0 - 4
3 N/A Did not advance
Doubles
Athletes Event Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinal Semifinal Final Rank
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Halima Nambozo
Ronald Nyaika
Mixed doubles   Powell /
Miao (AUS)
L 0 - 3
Did not advance

WeightliftingEdit

Uganda participated with 4 athletes (3 men and 1 woman).[7]

Athlete Event Snatch Clean & Jerk Total Rank
Result Rank Result Rank
Julius Ssekitoleko Men's −56 kg 67 11 91 10 158 10
Hakim Ssempereza Men's −69 kg 109 11 136 9 245 9
Kalidi Batuusa Men's −94 kg 120 13 155 9 175 10
Irene Kasuubo Women's −63 kg 71 11 85 11 156 10

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "71 Nations and Territories. 6 Continents. 2 Billion citizens. 1 commonwealth family". www.gc2018.com/. Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Corporation. Retrieved 8 October 2016.
  2. ^ Kazibwe, Edgar (6 April 2018). "Peace Proscovia leads out Team Uganda at 2018 Commonwealth Games athlete procession". www.kawowo.com/. Kawowo Sports. Retrieved 6 April 2018.
  3. ^ Pavitt, Michael (25 July 2017). "Uganda to make Commonwealth Games netball debut at Gold Coast 2018". Insidethegames.biz. Dunsar Media. Retrieved 28 July 2017.
  4. ^ Dakin, Rebecca (24 July 2017). "Competing nations announced for GC2018 Netball Competition". www.mygc.com.au/. myGC. Retrieved 28 July 2017.
  5. ^ "International Netball Federation: 2018 Commonwealth Games". Retrieved 17 April 2017.
  6. ^ Pavitt, Michael (8 October 2017). "Uganda and Zambia qualify for Gold Coast 2018 men's rugby sevens tournament". Insidethegames.biz. Dunsar Media. Retrieved 29 October 2017.
  7. ^ "Qualification List of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games" (PDF). www.iwf.net/. International Weightlifting Federation. March 2018. Retrieved 21 March 2018.