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Three children drown in Nakasongola dam

Nakasongola, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Three children have drowned in a valley dam in Kimole village, Nakasongola district. The children have been identified as Boney Kato and Benon Wasswa, twins aged around 10 years. They were pupils of Kisaalizi Primary school. The third has been identified as Daphne Ssebicu, aged …

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Iowa-based swimmer Athieno starts 2020 strongly

  Best times | RESULT THIS WEEKEND 50 butterfly 29.88 |  50 yards freestyle 25.27  | 25.89 100 yards freestyle 54.86 | 56.3 200 yards freestyle ….  | 2:06.36 secs 200 Yards Medley Relay….   | 2:03.22 200 yards free relay ….   | 1:49.66 Iowa, USA | THE INDEPENDENT | Two weeks …

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Two golds and Iowa race records for Athieno

  Athieno breaks Snow Globe Classic 100 and 50 freestyle records set by Davey Zoe last year ✳ Girls 11-12 50 Free 25.79 12/15/2019 Athieno Wandera – DSMY -IA ✳ Girls 11-12 100 Free 55.56 12/14/2019 Athieno Wandera – DSMY -IA Iowa, USA | THE INDEPENDENT | With another incredible time of 25:79 seconds in …

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Athieno’s the rising star in the US state of Iowa

Iowa, USA | THE INDEPENDENT | Nearly all the top Ugandan swimmers who have represented the country at international events lately, have been groomed by Dolphins Swim Club in Kampala. The list is long. From 14-year-old Kirabo Namutebi, who recently bettered Jamil Lunkuse’s national 50m freestyle record, to 18-year-old Ambala Atuhaire, current freestyle …

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Swimming Australia denies cover-up of Jack failed drug test

Melbourne, Australia | AFP | Swimming Australia insisted Sunday it followed the rules in dealing with a failed drug test by relay world-record holder Shayna Jack, rejecting claims it wasn’t transparent about the “embarrassing” result. The 20-year-old, part of Australia’s 4x100m freestyle team that set a world record at last year’s …

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Demolition job as Phelps wins 22nd Olympic gold

  Rio de Janeiro, Brazil | AFP | Michael Phelps swept to a jaw-dropping 22nd Olympic gold Thursday to become one of only three athletes to have won titles in the same individual event at four straight Games. There was a stunning upset in the women’s competition as Australian world …

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Swimmer Tibatemwa finishes 64th of 85

Joshua Ekirikubinza Tibatemwa has just finished 6th in heat 4 of the 50m freestyle swimming event at the ongoing Rio Olympics. His time of 25.98 seconds was outside his national record of  25.54 seconds and placed him 64th out of 85 in the heats. Only the best 16 at the end of the 11 …

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