Bombers (Uganda national boxing team) are all out of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games after their Captain Shadir Musa Bwogi was eliminated in the Round of 16 welterweight bout by Georgia’s Madiev Eskerkhan on Tuesday at Kokugikan Arena in Tokyo, Japan.
Shadir lost by split decision, 3-1, with three of the five judges going for Eskerkhan as the winner of the bout.
The judges’ score-cards read 29-27, 28-28, 26-30, 26-30 & 26-30 with Germany Judge Kopke Susann calling a draw in round two whilst United States’ Mustacchio Andrew giving Shadir a win in round one.
Shadir who displayed a spirited fight on Tuesday had received a bye to reach the Round of 16.
On Monday, another Bomber David Ssemujju Kavuma was eliminated from the games after losing 5-0; 30-27, 30-27, 30-26, 30-27 and 30-27 to Algeria’s Younes Nemouchi in the Middleweight round of 32 bout.
The other Bomber at the Olympics, Catherine Nanziri was beaten 5-0 on Sunday by Japanese female boxer Namiki Tsukumi. Nanziri was making her debut at the games and is the first ever Ugandan female boxer to appear at the Olympics.
The Olympics will run from 23 July to 8 August 2021 in Tokyo, Japan with 25 Ugandan athletes (13 females and 12 males) set to be in the mix.