Mr SSenkungu Salmi Musoke, Uganda Weightlifting Federation President reported, UWF held the first edition of Bonanza Open Weightlifting Championships on 27 January 2019, under their historical venue, Mango Tree.
Eleven lifters were chosen to represent Uganda at the IWF Youth World Championships in Las Vegas and other Olympic Qualification events during the year.
“This is the same venue where UWF held their first Weightlifting Championships 40 years ago at the Mango Tree, using home-made barbells. Mr Musoke has done so much for weightlifting in Uganda in the years passed. The International Weightlifting Federation honoured his passion and enthusiasm by inducting him to the IWF Hall of Fame recently,” Tamas Ajan IWF President shared his memories.
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