By Denis Turyahebwa
Athletics has continued to raise the Ugandan flag with the likes of Stephen Kiprotich after his tremendous victory at the London Olympics, Joshua Cheptegei and Stella Chesang being the recent athletes to bring glory to Uganda after winning gold medals, however putting all those aside young athletes continue to emerge and make history at the international level.
One such new face in Uganda’s athletics is the young and talented Aggrey Agaba, who has collected accolades at every level both locally and internationally, thought our local media is yet to give him the lime light that he deserves for his dedication to keep Uganda’s flag even higher.
The 26 year old to Mr and Mrs Muhimbise Edison from Kyeitembe village, Bushenyi district.
He is currently pursuing a diploma in journalism and Mass communication at YMCA comprehensive institute at Wandegeya-Kampala.
ACCOLADES WON IN NOVEMBER 2018
- He won silver in Zevenhuenloop run in 15kms in Nijmegen Netherlands in his category when he finished his race in 47mins:05secs.
- Won silver in Warandeloop cross-country 10kms in 31mins: 26secs in Tilburg, Netherlands.
ACCOLADES WON IN DECEMBER 2018
Won Montferland run 15kms in Heerenberg Germany after finishing his race in 48mins 35secs in.
- Won silver in the six famous big bridges of water channels of Bruggenloop Rotterdam city in 15kms when he beat others in 47mins:26secs.
He actually came in second position in Rotterdam city, Netherlands.
Agaba scooped gold medal in Spado cross country 10kms, time run 31mins:54secs, in Bergen op zoom city Netherlands.
He also won a silver medal in Aagtekerke run 13kms in Zeeland Netherlands in 43mins:35secs finishing behind Tim van den broek and Tim pleijte both Dutch runners in Zeeland.
Agaba attributed all his successes so far to God whom he said is always his first priority before he says does anything.
The new kid on the block believes he will become the best athlete the world has ever had some day, especially if the Government comes out to support his dream.
“Coach Maurice Mate of Makerere athletics academy, Hon. Arinda Gordon of Bushenyi, YMCA and Kampala hash runners have supported me a lot to reach where iam so far, I really appreciate them very much, but I wish Gov’t could also support my talent I would be far now”, Agaba lamented.
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