Weight lifter Mubiru eyes big World stage

Uganda dead lift and bench press specialist, Roy Mubiru is optimistic he will build on on his recent experience acquired from last month’s New York State Power lifting championships as a stepping stone to achieving great feats in life.

“Surely the championships in New York were a blessed challenge”, the South African based power lifted revealed to Kawowo Sports on Wednesday.

The New York meet was held at Adrenaline Gym in Peak skill city, an initiative by governor, Arnold Schwarzenegger festival due to a spine injury which he had hoped to heal in time.

Going places:

After being just the second African to compete for top honours at the world strong men championships, Mubiru, who is currently on holiday in Kampala anticipates to return to action later next month (May).

“I am awaiting confirmation from my manager. At the moment, i can only tell you i will be in action in May”, he added.

During last month’s championships in New York, Mubiru participated in three categories; track pulling Bench and dead lift plus Africa stone. “I can do about 180-200kg in bench lifting while I go 300kg in dead lifting”, he added.

Mubiru was best dead lift athlete (having succeeded in the 300 kg category). The widely travelled Mubiru has a vast experience in power lifting, weightlifting, modeling, martial arts and body building.

As always, Kawowo Sports will keep you posted about the latest development of Roy Mubiru.

 Mubiru Unplugged:

Full Names: Roy Mubiru

Parents: Samuel Galiko (RIP) and Justine Nakabugo

Family Life: Married with Catherine Nakate (with a son and 2 daughters)

Weight lifting Debut: 2004

Honours: Silver ( 2005 Gauteng Power lifting Championships), Silver (2011 Thailand championships), Impressive accolades at UK fame meet, Gold (Las Vagas).