Uganda was named the second best African country at the just concluded 2020 Tokyo Olympics in Japan.
It was only neighbors Kenya that beat the Pearl of Africa to the number one spot.
Uganda was named 35 of all the participating countries.
The country managed to get 4 medals two being gold, one sliver and one bronze.
These were from Joshua Cheptegei who won gold in the 5000m and silver in the 10000m.
The others were from Peruth Chemutai who got gold in the 3000m steeplechase and Jacob Kiplimo with a bronze medal in the 10000m
Kenya came in number 19 overall and first in Africa with 10 medals, 4 gold, 4 silver and 2 bronze.
South Africa, Egypt and Ethiopia came in 51, 53 and 55 respectively.
Uganda had taken a host of athletes ranging from boxing to athletics.
It was however the athletes who rose the flag high as they have always done.
The Uganda Olympic Committe took to it’s Twitter page to thank everyone who had contributed to this great milestone in one way or another.
It further announced that now gears have been shifted to the Paris Olympics in 2024.
“With your support both in kind and financially we look forward as a country to work together and be more than ready for Paris 2024.
Thank you and let’s welcome back the Team with all sorts of celebrations.” Uganda Olympic Committee tweeted.
This was Uganda’s best performance ever at the Olympics.