The 2022 National Track and Field Championships were held at the Mandela National Stadium in Namboole on Saturday night, and Uganda Police dominated the short races.
AIP Shida Leni and Jacenet Nyamahunge of the Uganda Police controlled the 400-meter, 100-meter, and 200-meter events as each athlete won gold during an exciting ceremony put on by the Uganda Athletics Federation.
AIP Shida Leni won the 400-meter event in 52 seconds, ahead of Maureen Banura (Police) and Emily Nanziri (Police), who finished second and third, respectively, with times of 52.9 seconds and 55.7 seconds.
Leni’s victory was a positive step as she ramps up her preparations for the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, United Kingdom, scheduled for 2022.
I’m currently concentrating on the Commonwealth Games, and by the time we get there, I know I’ll be in good shape. I had a difficult time with injuries, but I’m making up ground,” Leni said after winning.
Leni is hoping that by the time she arrives at the actual games, she will be prepared and in top physical condition.
Jacenet Nyamahunge (Police), who finished first in the 100 and 200 meters with times of 11.4 and 23.7 seconds, respectively, made news in other events. She is presently the fastest woman in Uganda.
Nyamahunge elaborated on her primary goal, which is to decrease her time and compete for Uganda in the Birmingham 2022 Olympics.
The 4m men’s relay was won by the Cops, who also dominated it.
The manager of the Police Athletics Club, Ali Ngaimoko, expressed gratitude to the administration for the assistance given to athletes and expressed optimism that the team would be well-positioned to represent the force at upcoming competitions, particularly the Commonwealth and Interforce Games.