Uganda at the 2004 Summer Olympics

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Uganda at the
2004 Summer Olympics
Flag of Uganda.svg
IOC code UGA
NOC Uganda Olympic Committee
in Athens
Competitors 11 in 4 sports
Flag bearer Joseph Lubega
Gold Silver Bronze Total
0 0 0 0
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)

Uganda competed at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece, from 13 to 29 August 2004. This was the nation's twelfth appearance at the Olympics, except the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal, because of the African boycott. The Ugandan Olympic Committee sent a total of eleven athletes to the Games, nine men and two women, to compete in four different sports. Half of these athletes had been participating in boxing, including Joseph Lubega, who later became the nation's flag bearer in the opening ceremony.[1] There was only a single competitor in swimming and weightlifting.

Uganda left Athens without a single Olympic medal, since the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, where the late John Akii-Bua won the gold in the men's 400 m hurdles. The nation's best result came with a fourth-place finish from Boniface Kiprop in the men's 10,000 metres.[2]


Ugandan athletes have so far achieved qualifying standards in the following athletics events (up to a maximum of 3 athletes in each event at the 'A' Standard, and 1 at the 'B' Standard).[3][4]

  • Note–Ranks given for track events are within the athlete's heat only
  • Q = Qualified for the next round
  • q = Qualified for the next round as a fastest loser or, in field events, by position without achieving the qualifying target
  • NR = National record
  • N/A = Round not applicable for the event
  • Bye = Athlete not required to compete in round
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Wilson Busienei 10000 m N/A 28:10.75 11
Boniface Kiprop N/A 27:25.48 4
Paskar Owor 800 m 1:47.87 5 Did not advance
Athlete Event Heat Final
Result Rank Result Rank
Dorcus Inzikuru 5000 m 15:38.59 12 Did not advance


Uganda sent five boxers to Athens.

Athlete Event Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Jolly Katongole Light flyweight  Yalçınkaya (TUR)
L 7–22
Did not advance
Brian Mayanja Featherweight  Jafarov (KAZ)
Did not advance
Sam Rukundo Lightweight  Tamsamani (MAR)
W 30–22
 de Jesús (PUR)
W 24–22
 Khrachev (RUS)
L 18–31
Did not advance
Sadat Tebazaalwa Welterweight  Silamu (CHN)
L 17–29
Did not advance
Joseph Lubega Middleweight  Prasathinphimai (THA)
L 21–30
Did not advance


Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Edgar Luberenga 50 m freestyle 27.77 75 Did not advance


Uganda has qualified a single female weightlifter.

Athlete Event Snatch Clean & Jerk Total Rank
Result Rank Result Rank
Irene Ajambo Women's −69 kg 60 10 90 =8 150 9

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "2004 Athens: Flag Bearers for the Opening Ceremony". Olympics. 13 August 2004. Retrieved 11 September 2013. 
  2. ^ "Brilliant Bekele takes gold". BBC Sport. 20 August 2004. Retrieved 1 May 2014. 
  3. ^ " – Top Lists". IAAF. Retrieved June 4, 2011. 
  4. ^ "IAAF Games of the XXX Olympiad – Athens 2004 Entry Standards". IAAF. Retrieved 4 June 2011. 

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