Uganda’s Sarah Nambawa (centre) won the women’s triple jump at the 2010 Africa Athletics Championships in Nairobi Kenya in a Uganda national record. Nigerians Nkiriku Domika (left) and Otonye Iworima (right) claimed the silver and bronze medal’s respectively.
Africa women triple jump champion Sarah Nambawa got her indoor competition schedule to a promising start with a new Uganda record in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, USA.
Nambawa improved her national indoor record with an opening effort of 13.90m at the Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) meet. This was well further than the old mark of 13.62m she achieved when she won the event at his meet last year.
Her subsequent leaps of 13.85, 13.58, and 13.76 all indicate Nambawa is in consistent form. The Africa champion’s journey through the season appears to be in safe hands. MTSU head coach Dean Hayes, US triple jump champion Kenta Bell, and Ghana’s former Africa champion Andrew Owusu all have a hand in guiding her through training. Therefore it comes as no surprise ha she is confident of surpassing the 14m mark soon.
“Everything in training is progressing smoothly. With God’s blessing I will break the 14m barrier this season says Nambawa.
Earlier on in August, Nambawa handed Uganda their only gold medal at the Africa Athletics Championships in Nairobi Kenya. What’s more she achieved this with a national record of 13.95 (-2.60m per second).
“It will be good for me to break the 14m barrier during the indoor season. That way I am more confident of jumping even further during next year’s outdoor season culminating in the World Athletics Championships (in Daegu South Korea) in August followed by the All Africa Games (in Maputo Mozambique) in September,” says Nambawa.
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