TOKYO: Uganda’s First Olympic Rower Kathleen Noble makes semifinals E/F


Tokyo – Ugandan rower Kathleen Noble made third place in heat of the women’s single sculls to qualify for the semifinals E/F on Saturday, July 24. 

Noble had set her sights on qualifying for the quarterfinals but missed by about 12 seconds in 8:36:01 behind winner Cuban Venega Cancio and second-placed Chinese Hung Wing Yan Winne.

Speaking to media after her race, the 26-year-old remains optimistic despite recording a slower time than 8:21.85 from her debut yesterday.

“I recorded a slower timing but every race comes with their own demands and expectations. I am happy to continue exploiting the opportunity and I look forward to the E/F semi-finals tomorrow.”

Kathleen is unfortunately out of medal contention and will compete further in the semifinals E/F. If she makes a position between 1-3, she shall have qualified for final E. 

Watch Kathleen tonight

Women’s Single Sculls Semifinal E/F 1-2
Date: Sunday July 25, 2021
Time: 3:20 am – 3:30 am EAT
Venue: Sea Forest Waterway

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