April 27, 2014

Golden Kiprotich Crowned 2013’s Sports Best

Reigning Olympic and World champion Stephen Kiprotich on Saturday night clinched the 2013 Nile Special-Uspa Sports Personality of the Year award and declared: “Ugandans should be ready to celebrate especially when at Rio 2016”

Kiprotich (R) recieves his second straight USPA Sports Personality of the Year gong from USPA President Mark Namanya and guest of honour Speaker Rebecca Kadaga.
Kiprotich (R) recieves his second straight USPA Sports Personality of the Year gong from USPA President Mark Namanya and guest of honour Speaker Rebecca Kadaga.PHOTO John Batanudde

The Bukwo native predictably beat national rally champion Jas Mangat and as well as basketball and netball ace Peace Proscovia to the coveted award given out by sports journalists at the Imperial Royale Hotel in Kampala.

Kiprotich a double winner on the night (athletic of the year) beat Mangat to the 2012 award.

Kiprotich joins World and Olympic 3000m steeplechase champion Kenya's Ezekiel Kemboi to dance his trademark ‘Emily Chepchumba’ dance at the USPA 2013 Gala.  PHOTO John Batanudde
Kiprotich joins World and Olympic 3000m steeplechase champion Kenya’s Ezekiel Kemboi to dance his trademark ‘Emily Chepchumba’ dance at the USPA 2013 Gala. PHOTO John Batanudde
STEPHEN KIPROTICH

Date of Birth: February 27, 1989
Main Event: Marathon
Manager: Jos Hermens
Major honours: Gold 2012 London Olympics, Gold 2013 Moscow Championships, 3rd 2012 Tokyo Marathon

Sports personality of the year

Stephen Kiprotich
Team of the year
City Oliers

The outgoing USPA Executive on stage. PHOTO John Batanudde
The outgoing USPA Executive on stage. PHOTO John Batanudde

Athletics
Male – Stephen kiprotich
Female – Juliet Chekwel
Badminton
Male – Herbert Ebayo
Female – Shamim Bangi
Table tennis
Male – Kevin Mafabi
Female – Amina Lukaaya
Golf
Female – Flavia Namakula
Male – Willy Kitata
Cricket
Male – Arthur Kyobe
Female – Prico Nakitende
Ruggers of the year Michael Wokorach and Brenda Kayiyi show off their awards shortly after being crowned. PHOTO John Batanudde
Ruggers of the year Michael Wokorach and Brenda Kayiyi show off their awards shortly after being crowned. PHOTO John Batanudde

Pool
Female – Ritah Ninsiima
Male – Fahad Ssewakambo
Karate
Male – Martin Emoku
Female – Joyce Bako
Woodball
Male – Joel Odopa
Female – Lillian Zawedde
Rugby
Male – Michael Wokorach
Female – Brenda Kayiyi
Basketball
Male – Jimmy Enabu
Female – Peace Proscovia
Chess
Male – Elijah Emojong
Female – Sharon Twongyeire
Volleyball
Male – George Aporu
Female – Maureen Mwamula
Darts
Male – Mathias Okwi
Female – Dina Amoding
Handball
Men – Ibrahim Kongo
Women – Harriet Apaku
Weightlifting
Men – Semei Kasumba
Women – Becky Namusoke
Netball
Women – Peace Proscovia
Men – Ibrahim Kongo
Kickboxer – Moses Golola
Swimmer – Namutebi Kirabo
Squash – Michael Kawooya
Boxer -Joseph Lubega
Footballer – Daniel Sserunkuma
Motocross – Fortune Sentamu
Tennis – Duncan Mugabe
Bodybuilder – Ivan Byekwaso
Cycling – Leon Twaha
Rally crew of the year – Jas Mangat and Gihan De Silva

CECAFA founding member Kezekia Musisi recieves a honorary award from Nile Breweries' Daniel Ogong. PHOTO John Batanudde
CECAFA founding member Kezekia Musisi recieves a honorary award from Nile Breweries’ Daniel Ogong. PHOTO John Batanudde

PAST MAIN AWARD WINNERS

2004: Kassim Ouma (Boxing)
2005: Dorcus Inzikuru (Athletics)
2006: Boniface Kiprop (Athletics)
2007: Moses Kipsiro (Athletics)
2008: Moses Kipsiro (Athletics)
2009: MTN Heathens (Rugby)
2010: Moses Kipsiro (Athletics)
2011: Susan Muwonge (Motor Rallying)
2012: Stephen Kiprotich (Athletics)

Cricketer of the year Arthur Kyobe (C) poses with scribes Ndawula and Kabuura. PHOTO John Batanudde
Cricketer of the year Arthur Kyobe (C) poses with scribes Ndawula and Kabuura. PHOTO John Batanudde

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