Commonwealth: Tukamuhebwa Out, Nakimuli In Medal Bracket

Tukamuhebwa Out, Nakimuli In Medal Bracket

Bombers captain Joshua Tukamuhebwa missed out on the medal bracket after a Quarterfinal loss at the ongoing Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.

Tukamuhebwa lost his fight against Canadian Wyatt Sanford to see his impressive run come to and end.

In what looked like a close fight, Tukamuhebwa failed to stop the Canadian in the last round who had the match halted earlier on to attend to a cut on his face.

But the judges gave the fight to the Canadian who won by 4-1 in a split decision in the light Welterweight category.

He had beaten John Paul Hale and Billy Polkinghorn on his way to the Quarterfinals.

The good news for team Uganda is that Teddy Nakimuli progressed to the Semis without stepping into the ring!

Teddy Nakimuli (middle)

Her quarterfinal opponent Joo Haghighat from Sierra Leone did not show up after failing to weigh in the required Kilos on Wednesday for the Ugandan to progress with a walkover.

And with all semifinalists guaranteed of a medal, Nakimuli makes history as the first Ugandan female boxer not only to represent the country but win a medal at the Commonwealth Games.

It takes Uganda’s medal tally to three so far after Victor Kiplangat (Marathon) and Jacob Kiplimo (10,000m) golds.

The other Ugandan boxer still standing is Kibira Owen who has a quarter final fight against Steven Zimba of Zambia in the Welterweight category.

Nakimuli will face Carly Naul of Northern Ireland on Saturday.

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