323 athletes coming from 35 Nations from the continent in the world took part at the 32nd IAAF WMRA World Mountain Running Championships 2016 in Sapareva Banya, Bulgaria. Top runners fought for eight medals and six Countries were very proud for having listened to their national anthem following their victories.
Germany, Czech Rep., Austria and Italy took titles in the female section whilst Uganda and USA took - both - two gold medal each in the male competition.
Medal table showed ten Nations.
Uganda has sent a team of 7 athletes and 2 officials to this year’s IAAF U20 (junior) Championships scheduled in the city of Bydgoszcz, Poland. Team Uganda led by Jacob Kiplimo departs on Saturday, July 16th, 2016 overnight flight in 2 separate groups. The Kampala based group; 4 athletes with one coach will be joined by the 2nd group from Italy; 3 athletes and another coach. The championship that kick starts July 19th, 2016 will run till July 24th, 2016.
The Full team includes;
Durban, South Africa
A strong 11 man Uganda athletics team is set to depart the country for South Africa on Tuesday for the 2016 Africa Senior Athletics Championships.
The tourist coastal city of Durban in the KwaZulu-Natal province will host that championships that start this Wednesday.
Olympian Janet Achola is one of the stars on Uganda’s team, comprising youth and experienced athletes, who will be competing in Durban in a bid to qualify for the Olympic Games due this August in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.