Rwanda’s swimmer Jackson Niyomugabo is the seventh athlete who has been allowed to compete in London Olympic Games scheduled to start July 27 in Britain.
Chef de Mission Serge Mwambali said on Thursday that Niyomugabo will compete in the London Olympic games after being given a slot by the Olympic Solidarity recently.
“Niyomugabo becomes our seventh athlete to compete in London Games. This good for the nation and we hope he will be at his best to battle alongside other elite swimmers here in London,”
Niyomugabo who will compete in the 50m freestyle travels to London on Monday. Niyomugabo trains with Zenith club in Kibuye, Western Province while Agahozo is in Havre, France training under the Olympic Solidarity Fund.
This will be his second time competing in the Olympics. In 2008, he participated in the Beijing games but failed to go past the preliminary round clocking 27.74 seconds in the heat stage.
Niyomugabo joins marathon runner Jean Pierre Mvuyekure,10,000m runners Robert Kajuga and Claudette Mukasakindi, swimmer Alphonsine Agahozo, judo athlete Yannick Uwase Sekamana and mountain bike rider Adrien Niyonshuti.
Team Rwanda arrived in the Games Village of the 2012 London Olympic Games at Stratford Wednesday after leaving Suffolk for their pre-games training.
The Games Village of the London Games was officially opened on Monday, 11 days before the opening ceremony of the world’s biggest sporting showcase, which is set to run from July 27 to August 12 in the British capital.
The team is residing in the same apartment which also hosts Belgium, Portugal and they are neighbors to Brazil and Canada.
Mwambali further added that the welcome ceremony for Rwanda team will be held on Monday at 17.00 hours.