Olivia Aya Nakitanda

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Olivia Aya Nakitanda
Personal information
Full name Olivia Aya Nakitanda
National team  Uganda
Born (1984-08-27) 27 August 1984 (age 32)
Kampala, Uganda
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Weight 63 kg (139 lb)
Sport Swimming
Strokes Freestyle

Olivia Aya Nakitanda (born August 27, 1984) is a Ugandan swimmer, who specialized in sprint freestyle events.[1] She represented her nation Uganda at the 2008 Summer Olympics, placing herself among the top 70 swimmers in the 50 m freestyle.

Nakitanda was invited by FINA to compete as a 24-year-old swimmer for the Ugandan team in the women's 50 m freestyle at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. She threw down a scorching time and a lifetime best of 29.38 seconds to lead the third heat, but placed further in sixty-sixth overall out of ninety-two entrants.[2][3]

Nakitanda is a graduate of medicine at Makerere University in Kampala.[4]


  1. ^ "Olivia Nakitanda". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 5 December 2012. 
  2. ^ "Swimming: Women's 50m Freestyle – Heat 3". Beijing 2008. NBC Olympics. Retrieved 5 December 2012. 
  3. ^ Katende, Norman (14 August 2008). "Uganda: Kaburu Dives Into Beijing Fray Today". New Vision. AllAfrica.com. Retrieved 11 February 2015. 
  4. ^ "The genius versus the average". The Ugandan Observer. 25 April 2010. Retrieved 5 December 2012. 

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