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Ronald Serugo has said he is hungry to get his first win at the Olympics after failing to go past the preliminary round during the games in 2008.

Ronald Serugo has said he is hungry to get his first win at the Olympics after failing to go past the preliminary round during the games in 2008.


Serugo will face Armenia's Narek Abgaryan in the fly weight (52kg) category on Saturday at the on-going 2016 Olympic Games in Rio De Jeneiro, Brazil.


Serugo said during an interview in Brazil that he is thinking of going a step better and win the first match. "I don't know much about my opponent, but I am preparing well for the fight," he added.


At the 2008 Olympics in China Serugo lost to Mongolian Purevdorjiin Serdamba in the preliminary round. Serdamba went on to win a silver medal at the Games. Already Kennedy Katende lost to England's Joshua Buatsi in the preliminary round in the light heavy weight category, while swimmer Jamila Lunkuse also failed to make it to the next round of the 100m breaststroke.


On Thursday evening Uganda's second swimmer Joshua Ekirikubinza will compete in the 50m heats, while Juliet Chekel takes to the field on Friday in the 10,000m women's final.


Uganda sent 21 athletes for the Games. The marathon team comprising of 2012 Olympis games gold medal winner Stephen Kiprotich, Solomon Mutai and Jackson Kiprop will travel to Brazil on August 15th.