Kirabo Namutebi makes Uganda proud by Winning heat at 2022 World Aquatics Championships in Hungary

Kirabo Namutebi wins her heat in the 50m freestyle in a time of 26.26 at the ongoing 2022 World Aquatics Championships.

Kirabo Namutebi makes Uganda proud by Winning  heat at  2022 World Aquatics Championships in Hungary
Kirabo Namutebi

By John Kusolo

UGANDA - Kirabo Namutebi wins her heat in the 50m freestyle in a time of 26.26 at the ongoing 2022 World Aquatics Championships.

Meanwhile Tendo Mukalazi, set a new 50m breast stroke National Record to 30.03 .He is also participating in this event at this stage for the second time after the 32.64 at the Gwangju 2019 in South Korea, had come with an entry time of 30.56 done at the Cana Zone IV Championships in Lusaka, Zambia, in April. The 2022 World Aquatics Championships, the 19th edition of the FINA World Aquatics Championships, is being held in Budapest, Hungary, and started from 17 June to 3 July 2022.

In March 2022, after the Russian invasion of Ukraine, FINA banned Russian and Belarusian nationals from entering the championships.

A total of 74 medal events were held across five disciplines,one minus than the 2019 Championships. In view of the training and recovery challenges of a busy 2022 aquatics calendar, FINA decided to reverse the calendar, make an event on a smaller scale than previous years with only the compulsory events in its program and choose to drop the high diving and the beach water polo events from program.In addition, there was a reversal in the calendar where swimming and artistic swimming events that is traditionally disputed at the last week were reallocated in the first days and the diving and open waters were reallocated to the second.