Double African women’s triple jump champions Sarah Nambawa is running for Uganda Sports Press Association (USPA) 2012 Sportswoman. Olympic marathon champion Stephen Kiprotich is the front runner for the award in the men’s category.
African triple jump champion Sarah Nambawa is almost certain to win the women’s Sports Personality of the Year award. She clinched the gold medal at the African Senior Championships in Porto Novo Benin in July.
Thus she retained the African title she won in Nairobi Kenya in 2010.
USPA will crown their award winners on Saturday 19 January.
Meanwhile Kiprotich was named along with Uganda National Rally Champion Jas Mangat and World Boxing Council International light heavyweight champion Joseph Lubega as finalists for the award by the Uganda Sports Press Association (USPA).
Kiprotich ended a dry spell for Uganda when he won the gold medal on the last day at the London Olympics. This is only Uganda’s second Olympic gold medal since the late John Akii Bua won the 400m hurdles in what was the world record of 47.82 second at the 1972 Munich Olympics.