Josephine Lalam, who has come through the ranks, did Uganda proud by winning gold in javelin
The 16th edition of the FEASSSA games that ended on Saturday in Gulu, left Uganda with some hope for a better future in the women’s field events.
Josephine Lalam, who has come through the ranks, did Uganda proud by winning gold in javelin at the Commonwealth Youth championship last month in Bahamas.
However, Lalam was left wondering what might have happened after seeing her 51.30m surpassed by the new champion Victoria Awidi, who threw 31.57m, beating her Gombe SS fellow and then defending champion by 27CM.
Previously, before the Bahamas games, Ugandan female throwers including Lalam, had not gone past 50m, and now that they are two, the future is bright.
“This is a good stepping stone for the future because the two competitors will keep improving as each of them now will want to be the best,” said Uganda athletics manager James Mawa.
On the other hand, Uganda produced yet another High Jump queen as the Uganda girls continued their dominance over their arch rivals Kenya.
Proscovia Apio who has had finally went top of the rest in High Jump for her first Gold at the regional games.
Apio, who goes to S.6 at St. John Paul SS Gulu, finished fourth in last year’s games in Kenya, as the Kenyans dominated the event, but this time in Gulu, Apio came out on top.