Ivan Byekwaso former Mr Uganda dies at 41

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After impressing and finishing fourth in the IFBB International Bayerische Meisterschaft Class 2 men’s bodybuilding championship, he decided to settle in Germany and compete for them instead of struggling in Uganda.

“It was stressful competing for Uganda with no food, supplements, school fees for my kids, house rent and transport to the gym,” he said in a previous interview with New Vision.

“I can now see a big improvement on my body. I had to compete in this championship to prove to the Germans that I’m good enough to represent them next year in many competitions, and to show them that bodybuilding is my sport and that I can market them more than I marketed Uganda on the international scene,” Byekwaso said at the time.

“I was facing many challenges in Uganda and my fans around the world would just see me winning medals, but they didn’t know what I was going through. I worked hard for my country but all I was getting were praises, with my family struggling to make ends meet.

“But I would like to thank the new management at National Council of Sports for offering me the opportunity to leave Uganda and come here to fulfill my dreams,” he said.

Credit: NewVision

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