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Lacking Ugandan Olympic hopeful left notice saying he needs to work in Japan

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Julius Ssekitoleko, a 20-year-old weightlifter, did not qualify for the Video games after his arrival in Japan, and was on account of fly again to Uganda on July 20.

However he was final seen at a neighborhood station close to his delegation’s lodge in Izumisano at 6:30 a.m. on Friday. The athlete bought a Shinkansen bullet prepare ticket to Nagoya, about 200 kilometers away, an Izumisano official advised CNN.

Within the notice, Ssekitoleko stated he didn’t wish to return to Uganda and requested the members of his delegation to ship his belongings again to his spouse, the Izumisano official Aadded.

Metropolis officers first feared he was lacking round noon on Friday, once they observed {that a} Covid-19 take a look at pattern had not been submitted by Ssekitoleko, metropolis official Osamu Mizoguchi stated.

Native police have been in search of him with out success, Mizoguchi added.

Ssekitoleko competed within the Males’s 56kg weightlifting remaining on the 2018 Commonwealth Video games, aged simply 17. He completed tenth in that contest.

Two Ugandan athletes, and others from Rwanda and Cameroon, beforehand went lacking throughout these video games, which have been held in Gold Coast, Australia, PA Media reported on the time.

And two rugby sevens gamers from Uganda, who went lacking after competing within the 2014 Commonwealth Video games in Glasgow, Scotland, have been later revealed to have claimed asylum and have been taking part in for a rugby crew in Cardiff, the BBC reported in 2015.

The Ugandan delegation was among the many first groups to reach in Japan for the delayed Tokyo Olympics. The crew began coaching within the western Japanese metropolis on July 7 after finishing a compulsory quarantine.

On their arrival in late June, a member of the delegation was discovered to be optimistic for the Delta variant.

The opening ceremony of the Video games is about for Friday, however occasions within the host metropolis won’t have spectators with Tokyo in a state of emergency over Covid-19.

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