19 year old swimmer Joshua Ekirikubinza to represent Uganda at Rio olympics

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He started swimming aged six, and, 13 years later, Joshua Tibatemwa Ekirikubinza will represent Uganda at the forthcoming Olympics games in the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro. The teenager is Uganda’s overall fastest male swimmer having set two national records at last year’s World Championships in Kazan, Russia. The 19-year-old achieved a personal best of 25.54 seconds in the 50 metres freestyle and a flat 33 seconds in the 50 metres breaststroke. He will compete only in the 50 metres free in Rio, but does not expect to end up on the podium.

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