Tokyo 2020: Lacking Ugandan weightlifter Julius Ssekitoleko present in Japan – NewsEverything Africa

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The Ugandan weightlifter who went lacking from a pre-Olympic coaching camp on Friday in Japan has been discovered.

The UOC’s Secretary Common, Beatrice Ayikoru, confirmed he had been present in a brief video assertion with out revealing any additional particulars.

“He has been positioned and is with the (unspecified) authorities within the workplace in Izumisano,” she mentioned.

“We’re working along with our embassy in Tokyo to make sure that he flies safely to Uganda.”

Studies from the Japanese news company Kyodo mentioned that Sekitoleko was discovered some 40km south of the Japanese metropolis of Nagoya, the place he had been noticed shopping for a rail ticket.

The company added that “he had a cell phone however his passport was saved by the Ugandan crew, which arrived in Japan on 19 June.”

Of their preliminary assertion on Friday, the UOC defined that Sekitoleko arrived in Japan earlier than his qualification for the Video games had been confirmed.

After he had been knowledgeable by the Worldwide Weightlifting Federation on 5 July 2021 that he had not made the quota for the Olympics, the UOC had organized for him and his coach to return to Uganda on 20 July.

A delegation which included coaches, boxers, a swimmer and a weightlifter have been making ready in Izumisano, Osaka, since late June for the delayed Video games, which start on 23 July.

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