Uganda had it’s laugh following the celebrations seen after the victory of Peruth Chemutai.
She was the first Ugandan woman to win an Olympic medal as she took Gold in the women’s 3000 steeplechase on the 12th August 2021 respectively.
During the Tokyo games, the Olympics and sports Commentator, Rob Walker, excited many Ugandans and moreso the billions of viewers worldwide reminding them on the beauty in Uganda.
While Chemutai prepared to collect her Gold medal, Rob Walker said; “Uganda is one of the friendliest, most beautiful countries you can ever wish to visit.”
Rob Walker showed with his commentary how Uganda can use sports as a platform to advertise itself.
Robert Joseph Walker, born on March 1975 in Oxford, is a British commentator, television presenter and freelance reporter, who has covered sports including tennis, snooker, darts, boxing, football, sailing and athletics for the BBC, Channel 4, ITV, Setanta Sports and the IAAF.
He has appeared on numerous tv shows and celebrations like the World Snooker Championship, and also a host for World Snookers Awards.
He has presented Sailing for the BBC at the Olympic Games in 2008 in Beijing and 2012 in London, he has commentated on Biathlon, Ski Jumping and Cross Country Skiing for the BBC at the Winter Olympics in Vancouver in 2010 and Sochi in 2014.
In the 2010 FIFA World Cup he travelled around South Africa for the BBC reporting with his namesake Dan Walker on the BBC Bus.