International Natural Body Building Olympiad:
A silver medal at the recently concluded world natural body building and fitness championship has driven Uganda’s celebrated body builder, Ivan Byekwaso to dream of attaining gold in further championships.
“I am working hard to go for gold in the International natural body building Olympiad championships”, Byekwaso who has held a special press briefing today at Lugogo said.
Byekwaso clinched silver at the World Natural Body Building and Fitness Championships in the Slovakian city of Nitra.
He finished 2nd out of the entered field of 76 participants.
Special praise for President Museveni
Byekwaso was full of praise for the number one citizen, President Museveni for the sponsorship he was given at the 11th hour.
“Barely 6hours to the his flight, President Museveni gave the body builder, $3,000 (Ug.shs 7.500.000) that he used for participation fees and accommodation.
“I so happy for all my sponsors including President Museveni for the timely offer”, an excited Byekwaso added.
Present at the press briefing were Commissioner of Sports, Omara Apitta, Hajji Twaha Ddungu (President of Uganda Body Building Association), David Katende (Assistant general secretary, National Council of Sports) and Byekwaso’s manager, Kamal Sabuni.
Byekwaso will between now and the tournament in November engage in special training drills in preparation for the championships.