Gilbert Kaburu

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Gilbert Kaburu
Personal information
Nationality  Uganda
Born (1981-11-08) 8 November 1981 (age 34)
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Weight 60 kg (132 lb)
Sport Swimming
Event(s) Freestyle

Gilbert Kaburu (born November 8, 1981) is a Ugandan swimmer, who specialized in sprint freestyle events.[1] At age twenty-six, Kaburu made his official and only debut for the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, where he swam in the men's 50 m freestyle event. He finished seventh in the fourth heat by thirteen hundredths of a second, behind Nepal's Prasiddha Jung Shah, with a time of 27.72 seconds. Kaburu, however, failed to advance into the semi-finals, as he placed eighty-second out of ninety-seven swimmers in the overall rankings.[2]

Shortly after the Olympics, Kaburu announced his retirement from swimming career, to continue his education at TCNJ’s Graduate Global Programs in Johannesburg, South Africa.[3][4]


  1. ^ "Gilbert Kaburu". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 3 December 2012. 
  2. ^ "Men's 50m Freestyle – Heat 4". NBC Olympics. Retrieved 5 December 2012. 
  3. ^ Gola, Mark (10 November 2008). "TCNJ Student Swims in Summer Olympics". TCNJ Magazine. Retrieved 5 December 2012. 
  4. ^ "Ugandan swimmer Kaburu to retire after Beijing Olympics". Xinhua News Agency. 29 July 2008. Retrieved 5 December 2012. 

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