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Miiro Storms Semis, Table Tennis Team Falls in Australia

Ugandas Juma Miiro has stormed the semi final at the on-going 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games in Australia.
Juma Miiro after winning the fight.
 

Uganda's Juma Miiro has stormed the semi final at the on-going 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games in Australia.

The 22-year old boxer won the 46-49kg category quarter final fight 3-2 to enter into the medal bracket. Uganda's Musa Bwogi will fight later in the quarter final of the 69kg fight against Pat McCormack (England).

On Tuesday another Ugandan boxer Regan Simbwa will take to the ring against Sammy Lee (Wales) in the quarter finals of the 81kg weight category.

In table tennis Uganda's two players suffered defeats in the singles. Uganda's top seed Ronald Nyaika lost 11-6, 11-3, 11-2, 11-8 to Ashley Robinson (England) in his first game, before he lost the second Group 11 game 11-6, 11-4, 11-8, 11-3 to Trinidad & Tobago's Dexter St. Louis.

Halima Nambozo also lost are two singles in the women's category. She got a rude welcome falling 11-5, 11-5, 11-5, 11-6 to Malysia's Li Sian Alice Chang and lost the second Group 9 game to Anna Hursey (Wales) 11-5, 11-4, 11-5, 11-4.

In Badminton Edwin Ekiring and youngster Brian Kasirye won the first round matches in the men's singles. Ekiring who is appearing in his last outing for the national team stopped South Africa's Cameroon Coetzer 21-10, 21-14, while Kasirye humbled Douglas Clark  (Falkland Islands) 21-14, 21-7.

Ekiring and Bridget Shamim Bangi later lost to Sachin Dias Pramodika and Thilini Hendahewa (Sri Lanka) 21-17, 21-9 in the first round of the mixed doubles.

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