Olivia Aya Nakitanda

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Olivia Aya Nakitanda
Personal information
Nationality  Uganda
Born (1984-08-27) 27 August 1984 (age 30)
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Weight 63 kg (139 lb)
Sport Swimming
Event(s) Freestyle

Olivia Aya Nakitanda (born August 27, 1984) is a Ugandan swimmer, who specialized in sprint freestyle events.[1] Nakitanda represented Uganda at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, where she swam in the women's 50 m freestyle event. She won the third heat by approximately five eighths of a second (0.63), ahead of Botswana's Samantha Paxinos, with an impressive time of 29.38 seconds. Nakitanda, however, failed to advance into the semi-finals, as she placed sixty-sixth out of ninety-two swimmers in the overall rankings.[2]

Nakitanda is a graduate of medicine at Makerere University in Kampala.[3]


  1. ^ "Olivia Nakitanda". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 5 December 2012. 
  2. ^ "Women's 50m Freestyle – Heat 3". NBC Olympics. Retrieved 5 December 2012. 
  3. ^ "The genius versus the average". The Ugandan Observer. 25 April 2010. Retrieved 5 December 2012. 

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