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Over 200 athletes competed in the first edition of the National Disability Sports Gala hosted October 20-24 at Kyambogo University sports ground. The week-long event was an opportunity for Uganda Paralympics Committee (UPC) to select athletes who will be put in a pool for training in preparation for the 2015 All Africa Games in Congo Brazaville, and subsequently qualification for Rio 2016 Paralympic Games in Brazil. “
This event was aimed at creating awareness for persons with disabilities and also intended to showcase the various disciplines that the disables play, promote their talent and bring together partners and stakeholders on board to support the disabled sports.” Both elite and non-elite participants from across the region competed in different disciplines which included athletics, goalball, wheelchair basketball, sit ball, sitting volleyball, table tennis, boccia, chess, amputee soccer, swiming and rowing hosted at Kyambogo University, Makerere University and Miami Beach at Luzira.
Wheelchair Basketball had three matches played on the first day and three more league matches were played on the second day in a roundrobin format where team with maximum takes it all at Kyambogo University Court. Hosts Kampala pipped stiffest nemesis Gulu to the prestigious prize. In total there were 6 matches played and 172 baskets scored during the tournament from 14 different players. Statistically, only 3 baskets were scored from the free throw, one player made a three pointer and the rest of the scores were field scores.
Uganda Wheelchair Basketball Association would like to thank the Uganda Paralympic Committee, National Council of Sports as well as our other sponsors, Media houses, for their kind support of this programme that attracted over 30 wheelchair basketball athletes across the country. We now look forward to the 2th Edition of the National Disability Sports Gala 2015!
AWARDS AND PRIZES
CHAMPIONS : KAMPALA WHEELCHAIR BASKETBALL CLUB
RUNNER UP : GULU WHEELCHAIR BASKETBALL CLUB
THIRD PLACE : KAMPALA SIA WHEELCHAIR BASKETBALL CLUB
FOURTH PLACE : LIRA WHEELCHAIR BASKETBALL CLUB
AWARD PLAYER TEAM
Most Valuable Player (Finals) Ali Mukasa Kampala
Most Valuable Player (Gala) Ojara Denis Gulu
Top scorer Ocira Richard Gulu
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