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The Rwanda Olympic team athletes are pictured at the West Suffolk Athletics Arena at Bury Leisure Centre. Left to right, Robert Kajuga, Jean Pierre Mvuyekure, Alphonsine Agahozo and Yannick Fred Sekamana.
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
THE Rwandan Olympic team are due to attend their final event today before they head off to their training camp to prepare for the Olympics.
They are set to be the focus of attention at a farewell tea party at the Theatre Royal, in Bury St Edmunds, this afternoon.
The team has been using Bury Leisure Centre as their training camp to prepare for the games.
There is also set to be a surprise cake for Alphonsine Agahozo, the 50m freestyle swimmer, who celebrates her 16th birthday tomorrow when the team leaves for their stay in the Olympic Village in London.
Along with their Chef de Mission Serge Mwambali, athletes Alphonsine, Jean Pierre Mvuyekure (marathon), Yannick Fred Sekamana (judo), Robert Kajuga (10,000m) and Claudette Mukasakindi (marathon), they have witnessed the Olympic torch being carried through Bury, been welcomed at a service in St Edmundsbury Cathedral and attended a civic reception hosted by the Mayor.
They have also enjoyed sporting activities with six local schools, attended the King Edward VI School’s Rwanda Festival and even got the chance to see Spiderman in 3D courtesy of the town’s Cineworld in Parkway.
They have been joined at these events by coaches Justin Guillemin (judo), Nicholas Dusine (swimming) and Innocent Rwabuhihi (athletics).