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Ugandas Juma Miiro has won a bronze medal after losing at the semi final stage in the light flyweight 46-49kg of the on-going on-going 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games in Australia.
Uganda's Juma Miiro won a bronze medal at the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.
Uganda's Juma Miiro has won a bronze medal after losing at the semi final stage in the light flyweight 46-49kg of the on-going on-going 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games in Australia.

India's Panghal Amit was in good form on Friday giving the 22-year old Miiro no chance to pounce. Amit won the fight 5-0 with all the five judges awarding him 30-21, 30-25, 30-24, 30-25, 30-25 at the Oxenford Studios.

To reach the semi final Miiro stopped Kenya's Shaffi Hassan 3-2 at the quarter final stage.  In the women's fight Kenya's Christine Ongare also settled for a bronze medal when she lost to Carly McNaul (Northern Ireland) in the 51kg weight category.

Moses Muhangi, Chairman of the Uganda Boxing Federation (UBF) told URN that he is happy that the five boxers put up a good show despite training for a short time. “ I will keep my promise of rewarding a medal winner UGX1 million,” added Muhangi who was elected in February this year.

Miiro becomes the fourth Uganda to win a medal at the Games. Joshua Kiprui Cheptegei was the first to bag gold in the 5,000m , while Stella Chesang won the 10,000m gold and Mercyline Chelangat picked a bronze medal in the 10,000m race. Uganda sent 69 athletes to the Games to participate in 11 disciplines.

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