Not just skiing - Kennedy Katende hopes to take gold in the light-heavyweight boxing event in Sundsvall this week. Photo: Fredrik Sandberg / SCANPIX

Records likely and gold medals certain

Boxer: ”That someone will be me”
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By Sunday Sweden will be handing out 66 gold medals in 14 different sports. This will be the climax of the Swedish Championship weekend, a hectic six days that will see the top people in Swedish sports compete in areas as diverse as motorcross and downhill skiing.

The town of Sundsvall on the east coast of the Swedish north will be the centre of the Swedish sporting world this week, and Maria Åslin, is the project manager for this whole championship event, with will involve 14 hours of sports on Swedish television.

"It's going to be good for the hotels and restaurants and so on." About 900 volunteers are going to be involved.

One of those who will be competing is Kennedy Katende, born in Uganda but now a Sundsvall native. He is one of Sweden's top boxers, and went to China for the 2008 Olympics.

"It was wonderful to compete in Beijing, but this is my home town and it is always wonderful to box at home, in front of my home crowd."

Katende is competing in the 81kg range, light-heavyweight. He is confident that, by Sunday it will be him who takes the gold medal,

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