Missing Ugandan weightlifter wanted to stay in Japan


The logos of Tokyo 2020 are displayed at a steet close to Odaiba Seaside Park in Tokyo on July 7, 2021, as studies stated the Japanese authorities plans to impose a virus state of emergency in Tokyo throughout the Olympics. (Photograph by Kazuhiro NOGI / AFP)

TOKYO—An Ugandan weightlifter who went lacking from an Olympic coaching camp on Friday left a observe saying he needed to remain in Japan, media studies stated, including to confusion forward of the Video games which start subsequent week.

Julius Ssekitoleko was found lacking from the Ugandan staff’s coaching web site in Izumisano, a metropolis in Osaka, western Japan.

Media studies stated he left behind a observe saying he needed to remain and work in Japan, as life in Uganda was tough.

Ssekitoleko had not certified to participate within the Tokyo Video games, and was on account of return to Uganda subsequent Tuesday.

A close-by prepare station recorded him buying a bullet prepare ticket to Nagoya in central Japan, the studies stated.

The Tokyo 2020 Olympics, postponed for a 12 months because of the international pandemic, is being held beneath tight quarantine guidelines, limiting individuals’ actions to stop the unfold of infections.


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