Commonwealth Games2022: Ntagengwa and Gatsinzi to Represent Rwanda in Beach Volleyball

GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA – APRIL 09: Charlotte Nzayisenga and Denyse Mutatsimpundu of Rwanda celebrate a point during Beach Volleyball match against Ee Shan Lau and Wei Yu Ong of Singapore on day five of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games

The duo of Ntagengwa Olivier and Gatsinzi Venuste will represent Rwanda in commonwealth games 2022 in beach volleyball.

The national head coach Mudahinyuka Christopher released the squad for upcoming commonwealth games scheduled from 28th July to 8 August 2022 in Birmingham-England.

This comes after two weeks of intensive trainings at the shore of Lake Kivu – Rubavu.

Speaking to Kigali today, coach Mudahinyuka said that preparations went seamlessly since day one and the players are in good condition.

“We have been training for more than two weeks. We brought different players here and all is really well,” he said.

Gatsinzi Venuste(L) and Ntagengwa Olivier in trainings, Rubavu beach

Rwanda is in group B alongside Australia, South Africa and Maldives.

It is expected that Rwanda will play their first match on July 30 against South Africa, and then against Maldives on August 1 and to conclude group stage by facing Australia on August 3.

This is the fourth time Rwanda has participated in Commonwealth games since Rwanda joined Commonwealth in 2009. In 2018,  Mutatsimpundu Denyse and Nzayisenga Charlotte presented Rwanda in Coast – Australia, Beach volleyball but they did not secure any medal.

It is expected that cycling, swimming and athletism will also be represented.

In the camp located in La Palisse Bugesera, cycling team include Mugisha Moise, Mugisha Samuel, Uhiriwe Byiza Renus, Imanizabayo Eric and Tuyizere Etienne.,

The female riders include Ingabire Diane, Tuyishimire Jacqueline and Mukashema Josiane.

Swimming is proposing a male duo including Imaniraguha Eroi(free style) and Iradukunda Isyaka who will compete butterfly style.

Athletism has got Nimubona Yves, Iranzi Celine, Uwitonze Claire and Izabayo Emelyne.




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