Uganda at the 2004 Summer Olympics

Uganda at the 2004 Summer Olympics

Infobox Olympics Uganda
games=2004 Summer
competitors= 11 (9 men, 2 women)
sports= 4
flagbearer=Joseph Lubega

Uganda competed at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece.Uganda's best achievement was Boniface Kiprop Toroitich's fourth place in the men's 10000 metres.

Results by event


The 10000 metres was Uganda's most successful event in the Athens Games, with Boniface Kiprop Toroitich setting a season best and finishing less than three seconds behind Eritrea's Zersenay Tadese in the battle for bronze. Kiprop led the race at the 8000 metre mark, along with three Ethiopians, two Kenyans and Tadesse. When the top two Ethiopians raised the pace, Kiprop was left with Tadesse and double Olympic champion Haile Gebrselassie. He held off Gebrselassie, but couldn't match Tadesse's speed in the final strech. [cite book
last = Wallechinsky
first = David
authorlink = David Wallechinsky
coauthors = Jamie Loucky
title = The Complete Book of the Olympics : 2008 Edition
publisher = Aurum Press
date = May 28, 2008
location = London
pages = 132
isbn = 978-1845133306

Men's 800 metres:
* Paskar Owor
**Round 1: 1:47.87 (5th in heat 5, did not advance, 47th overall)

Men's 10000 metres:
* Wilson Busienei
**28:10.75 (11th overall)
* Boniface Kiprop Toroitich
**27:25.48 (4th overall) (season best)

Women's 5000 metres:
* Dorcus Inzikuru
**Round 1: 15:38.59 (12th in heat 1, did not advance, 24th overall)


Uganda sent five boxers to the Athens Olympics. Four of them lost their first bout, with Sam Rukundo winning both of the team's victories and advancing to the quarterfinal, one bout short of a medal, before being defeated.

Light Flyweight (48kg):
* Jolly Katongole
** Round of 32: Lost to Atagun Yalcinkaya of Turkey (7 - 22)

Featherweight (57kg):
* Brian Mayanja
** Round of 32: Lost to Galib Jafarov of Kazakhstan (outscored; Round 3, 0:26)

Lightweight (60kg):
* Sam Rukundo
** Round of 32: Defeated Tahar Tamsamani of Morocco (30 - 22)
** Round of 16: Defeated Alexander de Jesus of Puerto Rico (24 - 22)
** Quarterfinal: Lost to Murat Khrachev of Russia (18 - 31)

Welterweight (69kg):
* Sadat Tebazaalwa
** Round of 32: Lost to Hanati Silamu of China (17 - 29)

Middleweight (75kg):
* Joseph Lubega
** Round of 32: Lost to Prasathinphimai Suriya of Thailand (21 - 30)


Edgar Luberenga finished ahead of eight other swimmers, including those from nearby nations Burundi and Rwanda.

Swimming at the 2004 Summer Olympics - Men's 50 metre freestyle:
* Edgar Luberenga
**Heat: 27.77 s (75th overall, did not advance)


Uganda's only weightlifter in Athens seemed to be in a different competition than the other competitors. The winner, Liu Chunhong lifted more than double the weight that Irene Ajambo did in the Snatch, and Ajambo's "total" would have finished second in the Clean & Jerk portion. Ajambo had the lowest total across the entire sport, regardless of weight class, but should still be commended, as she did, manage to surpass her listed entry total of 140.0 kg.

Women's 69 kg:
*Irene Ajambo
**150.0 kg (60.0 kg Snatch, 90.0 kg Clean & Jerk) (9th overall)


*President: Francis W. Nyangweso
*Secretary General: Gabriel W.J. Oloka


* [ Official Report of the XXVIII Olympiad]

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