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Paralympics Team Promise Medals in London Games

The President of Uganda Paralympic Committee, Mpindi Bumali, has promised that the Ugandan team to the 2012 Paralympic Games will add another medal to the recent gold medal won by Steven Kiprotich in the London Olympics.

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The President of Uganda Paralympic Committee, Mpindi Bumali, has promised that the Ugandan team to the 2012 Paralympic Games will add another medal to the recent gold medal won by Steven Kiprotich in the London Olympics.

In an interview with Uganda Radio Network before he left for the Games in London, Bumali said the two athletes Christine Akullo and David Emong are in good form to win the country medals. Bumali said the team has been training in Bedford, UK for the last one month and they are ready to make Uganda proud.

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The London Paralympics, which take place from August 29 to September 9, are set to be the biggest in the Games’ 52-year history with 4,200 athletes expected to compete in 503 medal events, up from 3,951 competitors in Beijing four years ago.

There will also be 20 Paralympics sports in 2012, including athletics, swimming, cycling, wheelchair rugby, and goal-ball in which visually-impaired athletes play with a ball embedded with a bell.

Bumali says they had four athletes qualify during the Maputo Games in 2011 for the London Games, but only two had automatic qualification because they were classified. Bumali notes that government told them that there was no money to send the two others to Tunisia for the classification event.  

The Paralympics official says that although the government has bought all the tickets for the team and provided some allowances, more support is needed.

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