LUNKUSE Jamila < Back  
Sport Swimming
CGA Uganda   
Gender Women
Born 01 Jan 1997
Height1.63 m
Weight 54 kg
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Residence Kampala, UGA
Occupation Athlete, Student
Languages English
Higher education Business, Marketing - University of Brighton: England
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? She began swimming at age nine and competing at age 10.
Club / Team Brighton Swimming Club: England
Name of coach Nigel Curran, GBR
International Debut
Year 2009
Competing for Uganda
Tournament World Championships
Location Rome, ITA
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievement Competing at the 2012 Olympic Games in London. (Athlete, 05 Aug 2016)
Most influential person in career Her parents. (Athlete, 05 Aug 2016)
Hero / Idol US swimmer Michael Phelps. (Athlete, 05 Aug 2016)
Injuries An ankle injury which she suffered in 2011 forced her to miss the 2014 World Short Course Championships in Doha, Qatar. In total, recovery took her three years. (monitor.co.ug, 01 Dec 2014; Athlete, 05 Aug 2016)
Sporting philosophy / motto "Don't stress and have fun, always." (Athlete, 05 Aug 2016)
Awards and honours She won the award for Best Female Swimmer at the 2016 Uganda Swimming Federation [USF] Awards Gala. (newvision.co.ug, 07 Mar 2016)

She won the Rwenzori Uganda Sports Press Association Sportsman of the Month award for April 2013. (allafrica.com, 06 May 2013)

She was the recipient of the 2008 Uganda Sports Press Association Swimmer of the Year award. (newvision.co.ug, 29 Jul 2010)
Other information STUDYING IN ENGLAND
She attended Plymouth College in England from 2010 and spent five years at the boarding school. (plymouthcollege.com, 01 Jan 2015)