Cana Swimming Event Postponed, Usf Ready For Post Covid 19

Elwanda Tulloch

Uganda was going to host the region’s top swimmers from different countries, but like most of the other sporting events around the world, that will not be possible due to the rampant Coronavirus pandemic.

Nabil Saleh in action in a past CANA event in Uganda. Photo by Michael Nsubuga

Uganda was going to host the region’s top swimmers from different countries, but like most of the other sporting events around the world, that will not be possible due to the rampant Coronavirus pandemic.

The 6th CANA Zone III Swimming Championships in Kampala in November was one of the major activities on the Uganda Swimming Federation (USF) calendar this year.

Uganda was going to host the region’s top swimmers from different countries, but like most of the other sporting events around the world, that will not be possible due to the rampant Coronavirus pandemic.

According to the USF president Moses Mwase,

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Four Asian Badminton events postponed

Elwanda Tulloch

The Badminton World Federation (BWF) has announced the cancellation of four Asian events last week due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The cancellation of the tournaments also directly will affect the leading Sri Lankan shuttlers in their bid to improve their world rankings. Niluka Karunaratne, Dinuka Karunaratne (younger brother of Niluka), promising doubles pair Buwaneka Gunatilleka and Sachin Dias from the men’s events while Thilini Hendahewa and Kavidi Sirimannage the top women doubles pair were also looking to take part in more International tournaments to improve their world rankings. Niluka is world-ranked 114(last February). He emerged runner-up in the Uganda International tournament but lost to Hungarian shuttler in the final, which was Niluka’s last International event in 2020.

Niluka the most experienced Sri Lankan shuttler has already taken part in 2012 London and 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Olympics is expecting to take part in his third in a row

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World Para Swimming European Open Championships postponed until 2021

Elwanda Tulloch

This year’s World Para Swimming European Open Championships in Madeira have been rescheduled to 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Organisers have announced the event, which had been due to take place from May 17 to 23, will now be held from May 16 to 22 in 2021.

“We are extremely happy to be able to share this news with our sport community and our fans,” said World Para Swimming manager Georgios Antoniou.

“We understand that these have been difficult months due to the uncertainties caused by the pandemic, but we have been in continuous contact with the local Organising Committee and the Madeira authorities to be able to find new dates for the competition.

“The European Open Championships is the last major event before the Tokyo Paralympic Games and we believe the move is the best option to allow athletes and teams to better plan their activities ahead of

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