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Kukundakwe Eyes 100m Breaststroke Final At The Tokyo Paralympic Games

Kukundakwe Eyes 100M Breaststroke Final At Tokyo Paralympic Games

Uganda’s only Paralympic swimmer Husnah Kukundakwe is hopeful of making it to the 100m breaststroke final. She will be making a debut at Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games, August 25.

The 15-year-old Aga Khan High School student is set to compete in the 100 breast and 100m freestyle races at the games. She qualified to represent the country when she made 1:36.31 in the 100m breaststroke.

‘’I expect to do my best and also have fun. I don’t expect to get a medal, but I will work towards it. I’m excited to get to Tokyo and make my debut,’’ Kukundakwe said.

She said she set a target for herself in the breaststroke to beat her personal best and she hoped to reach the final as well.

However, she also said her main goal is to inspire so many people around the world with disabilities. She said she wants disabled people to get up and not let anything stop them from achieving their dreams.

She will compete in the SB8 (breaststroke) and S9 (freestyle) classes. In the 100 freestyle races, she is also targeting a personal best.

Muzafar Muwanguzi, Kukundakwe’s coach is also hoping for the best for the swimmer who has been mostly training alone in lockdown.

‘’She is well prepared; she has not had any distractions. We managed to secure a training facility for her though she was working alone we have had the entire season working out without any problem,’’ Muwanguzi noted.

He further said Kukundakwe managed to beat her qualifying time but they also want to improve on her ranking.

She will represent Uganda alongside athletes David Emong and Peace Oroma as well as Paralympic badminton player Rita Asiimwe.

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