World’s Gymnastics president visits Uganda

The Federation of International Gymnastics (FIG) president Morinari Watanabe successfully completed his maiden visit to Uganda.

He was received at Entebbe International Airport by members of executive for the Gymnastics Association of Uganda (GAU) led by the president Harriet Aya.

Later on, he was hosted at the National Council of Sports (NCS), watched demonstration of Gymnastics at the MTN Lugogo Indoor Arena in Lugogo and later visited the offices of the Uganda Olympic Committee (UOC).

“I am excited to have come to Uganda. I have prepared a Gymnastics Development plan for Uganda to help the game grow through leaps and bounds. Also, the international body will help in the growth of this game with a facility (training center) and equipment. We shall also help in the development of coaches and other technical personnel. Uganda is among the 24 countries that actively engage in Gymnastics and we would love to see more” Watanabe, a native of Japan expressed.

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