Tumusiime started playing archery in 1994 with a Canadian friend. Her sister, Gertrude Mwera, and another friend quit playing after a year.
Tumusiime qualified for the 1995 All-Africa Games.
She finished seventh at the All-African Championships in 1999. This meant she qualified for the 2000 Summer Olympics and so became the first black female archer to compete in an Olympic Games.
At the Olympics, Tumusiime scored 474 points in the ranking round and finished 64th out of 64. In the round of 64 she lost 164-124 to top seed Kim Soo-nyung.
In 2004, she qualified as a level 3 coach.
In 2008, she finished ninth in the continental qualifying event for the Olympics and failed to qualify.
- "Women turn focus on archery". theglobeandmail.com.
- Margaret Tumusiime at the International Olympic Committee
- Margaret Tumusiime at the World Archery Federation
- Margaret Tumusiime at Olympics at Sports-Reference.com
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