Roy Mubiru, a Ugandan heavy weight powerlifter based in the United States, together with friends of powerlifting have given food stuffs to local athletes in the sport for Christmas Day.
The powerlifters received the package on Wednesday in an exercise that took place at the Uganda Olympic Committee (UOC) complex in Lugogo. The assortments comprised of rice, sugar and cooking oil.
Frank Kaheesi Sserugo, manager to Roy Mubiru, who doubles as patron for RM powerlifting and Crossfit Club, thanked friend of powerlifting Nsubuga Trading and Projects based in south Africa for coming through for the local athletes who have been hit hard by Covid-19.
“Much as we are in a tight situation due the Covid19 pandemic, Roy and his friends have picked from pockets to help other lifters as way of seeing them through the Christmas,” Sserugo said.
“To our lifters, I encourage you to keep focused as 2022 seems promising sporty wise, and get vaccinated against Covid-19 as government is soon letting open the nation,” Sserugo added.
Para powerlifters too received the package and were equally delighted as they now look forward to next year.
“I’m really happy to receive these food stuffs, we’re all grateful. Personally I wasn’t sure how to celebrate Christmas but at least now I have what to eat on that day,” para powerlifter Muhamed Nigo said adding that he’s looking forward to next year.
The local calendar is set to be released early January, 2022, with a number of competitions including RM powerlifting and Crossfit championship in February, Africa championships in July, and world qualifiers set for September, plus other international engagements.
Meanwhile, Roy Mubiru is set to participate in the XPC worlds at Arnold championship set for March 3rd-6th, in Columbus, Ohio.
Mubiru who qualified for the championship on an underweight of 110kgs, will compete in the Pro Raw Full power.
The 2019 World champion, decided to cut weight from his normal 115-120kg competition weight to a lower weight of 242ibs.
The 2022 March Arnold classics will attract over 22,000 athletes from over 80 countries around the world.