Heer earns 13 podiums at AA Zone III Championships

AA Zone III Aquatics Summary

100m back – 1:04.18 (gold)

100m free relay – 1:47.09 (gold) with Peterson Inhensiko, Isaiah Kuc and Daniel Rukundo

200m free – 2:06.78 (gold)

200m medley relay – 1:58.51 (gold) with Daniel Rukundo, Isaiah Kuc and Peterson Inhensiko

200m back – 2:19.02 (gold)

400m free – 4:39.09 (gold)

400m free relay – 4:00.04 (gold) with Isaiah Kuc, Peterson Inhensiko and Daniel Rukundo

800m free – 9:29.46 (gold)

200m IM – 2:23.77 (silver)

200m fly – 2:28.39 (silver)

50m back – 31.65 (silver)

100m free – 59.79 (bronze)

100m fly – 1:06.54 (bronze)

200m mixed medley relay – DQ with Daniel Rukundo, Tara Kisawuzi and Zara Mbanga

Fourteen events, eight gold medals and three silvers!

That is how Heer Usadadiya bounced back from about a month of doing examinations to compete at the Africa Aquatics Zone III Championships in Kigali, Rwanda.

Heer extended his middle distance prowess from the National Championships to the regional event as he won gold in 200m, 400m and 800m freestyle.

He then got more gold in 200m backstroke and silver in 200m butterfly and individual medley.

He still retained the speed to sprint with gold in the 100m backstroke and silver in the 50m backstroke. He also combined with Peterson Inhensiko, Isaiah Kuc and Daniel Rukundo to sprint to gold in the 200m free and medley plus the 400m free relays.

Unfortunately, he, Rukundo and the girls; Tara Kisawuzi and Zara Mbanga were disqualified in the mixed 200m medley relay.

For the individual 100m free and fly, Heer collected bronze too to ensure he was on the podium in 13 of his 14 events.

The performance will boost his confidence as he prepares to compete at the December 6-10 Africa Aquatics Junior Championships in Mauritius.

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