Gilbert Kaburu

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Gilbert Kaburu
Personal information
Full name Gilbert Kaburu
National team  Uganda
Born (1981-11-08) 8 November 1981 (age 36)
Kampala, Uganda
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Weight 60 kg (132 lb)
Sport Swimming
Strokes Freestyle

Gilbert Kaburu (born November 8, 1981) is a Ugandan former swimmer, who specialized in sprint freestyle events.[1] He represented his nation Uganda at the 2008 Summer Olympics, placing himself among the top 85 swimmers in the 50 m freestyle.

Kaburu was invited by FINA to compete as a 26-year-old swimmer for the Ugandan team in the men's 50 m freestyle at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. Swimming on the outside in heat four, he raced to seventh in a splash-and-dash finish with a time of 27.72 seconds, but placed further in eighty-second overall out of ninety-seven entrants at the end of the evening prelims.[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". 3 December 2012. Archived from the original on 16 December 2012. Retrieved 2012-12-05. 
  2. ^ "Swimming: Men's 50m Freestyle – Heat 4". Beijing 2008. NBC Olympics. Archived from the original on 21 August 2012. 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. 29 July 2008. Retrieved 5 December 2012. 

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