Uganda’s Outstanding Performance at the 1973 All-Africa Games Held in Lagos, Nigeria


The second All Africa Games were held in Lagos in Nigeria in January 1973. The exhibition of Uganda actually remains as predominantly her best ever execution at these Africa Games. In the games domain, Uganda wound up with 6 gold decorations, 2 bronze awards, and 4 bronze decorations, putting Uganda fourth generally behind Kenya, Ghana, and Nigeria, separately. The Uganda female competitors won four gold decorations (Christine Anyakun [800 meters], Harmony Kesiime [1500 meters], Constance Rwabiryagye [Javelin throw], and the 4 x 400 meters-transfer) and two bronze awards (Budesia Nyakecho [100 meters-hurdles] and Christine Kabanda [long jump]. It was the ladies’ exhibition that raised Uganda’s presentation at the Games. The sole Uganda men’s gold decorations were won by John Akii-Bua (400 meters-obstacles) and Yovan Ochola (hammer). During the 1960’s and 1970’s time, logical on account of instructive and work access, Uganda free game ladies were in front of their adjoining Kenya ladies in the domain of sports.


-400 Meters-Obstacles. John Akii-Bua-Uganda Gold (48.54 seconds); William Koskei-Kenya Silver award (50.22 seconds); Silver Ayoo-Uganda Bronze (50.25 seconds).

-Triple Leap. Mansour Dia-Senegal Gold (16.53 meters); Abraham Munabi-Uganda Silver award (16.26 meters); Moise Pomaney-Ghana Bronze (16.09 meters).

-Hammer Toss. Yovan Ochola-Uganda Gold award (50.64 meters); Gabriel Luzira-Uganda Silver decoration (49.86 meters); Nagmeddin Shaheen-Egypt Bronze award (47.58 meters).

-4 x 400 Meters Hand-off. Kenya Gold award (3m, 6.38s); Nigeria Silver decoration (3m, 6.98s); Uganda Bronze award (3m, 7.21s).


-800 Meters. Christine Anyakun-Uganda Gold (2m, 9.5s); Rosalind Joshua-Nigeria silver (2m, 10.7s); Helena Opoku-Ghana Bronze (2 minutes, 11.7 seconds).

-1500 Meters. Harmony Kesiime-Uganda Gold (4 minutes, 38.7s); Mary Wagaki-Kenya Silver award (4 minutes, 38.8s); Ruth Yeboah-Ghana Bronze decoration (4m, 42.3s).

-100 Meters-Obstacles. Modupe Oshikoya-Nigeria Gold (14.28s); Emilia Edet-Nigeria Silver (14.48s); Budesia Nyakecho-Uganda Bronze (15.29s).

-Long Leap. Modupe Oshikoya-Nigeria Gold (6.16 meters); Margaret Odafin-Nigeria Silver (6.07 meters); Christine Kabanda-Uganda Bronze (5.73 meters).