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Uganda made a false start at the on-going 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on Sunday.

Uganda made a false start at the on-going 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on Sunday.

It was Jamila Lunkuse who took to the swimming pool first but failed to qualify for the next round of the 100m breaststroke when she recorded a time of 1:19:64 to come 40th in the general rankings after all heats.

Later Sweden based boxer Kennedy Katende got a rude welcome with a knockout by England's Joshua Buatsi in the light heavy weight boxing category (81kg).

The Ghana-born Buatsi was dominant from the start to the end.  Buatsi, a 23-year old sports Science student, won the first two rounds before landing a right to Katende's head to send him to the canvas.

Katende stayed down and after chatting with his corner the Chinese referee signalled the end.

"The other guy has a lot of experience - he was boxing at the Beijing Olympic Games while I was a schoolboy. So I took nothing for granted and went about the job properly," said Buatsi after the fight.

Uganda's second boxer at the Games, Ronald Serugo, will fight on August 13th against Armenia's Narek Abgaryan in the fly weight (52kg) category.