Uganda’s Kiprotich clinch USPA annual Sports Award in Kampala
Uganda ‘s London Olympic gold medalist Stephen Kiprotich’s ushered
the new year with a bright smile after he was named the 2012 Uganda
Sports Personality Awards(USPA) Sportsman of the Year during the
Annual Sports Awards Gala held on saturday at Kampala’s Imperial
A delighted Kiprotich was all smiles after receiving the glittering
trophy which he described as a new year’s gift that will motivate him
to work even extra hard.
He beat Uganda national motor rally champion Jas Mangat and World
Boxing Council (WBC) International light heavyweight champion Joseph
Lubega to the award sponsored by Nile Breweries.
The Motocross national team won the Team of the year award. The team
captained by Arthur Blick beat 2011/2012 Super League champion Express
F.C, Elgon Cup holders Rugby Cranes and East Africa Cricket Premier
league champions Rwenzori Warriors.
Kiprotich further beat Former world amateur and World Boxing Council
(WBA) International Junior Middleweight champion Ayuba Kalule who
picked up the Legendary Award amidst a standing ovation at the plush
ceremony attended by 500 guests from the sports fraternity.
Outstanding sports personalities in the various disciplines were
rewarded for their performance in 2012.