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Inzzi tops USPA rush

By Vision Reporter

Added 1st October 2006 03:00 AM

DORCUS Inzikuru tops the sportsperson of the year 2005 nominations ahead of the crowning today at Lugogo.

DORCUS Inzikuru tops the sportsperson of the year 2005 nominations ahead of the crowning today at Lugogo.

By Norman Katende

DORCUS Inzikuru tops the sportsperson of the year 2005 nominations ahead of the crowning today at Lugogo.

The nominees’ list has Inzikuru, fellow athlete Boniface Kiprop and rally driver Riyaz Kurji.

Inzikuru, a World and Commonwealth 3000m steeplechase champion, looks set to take the country’s top sports accolades after a successful 2005 that climaxed with a steeplechase gold at the World Championships In Helsinki, Finland.

She won all her races including the World Athletics Final on top of rewriting the African record twice to 9:15.04 and topping the IAAF rankings in the year.

Inzikuru, who won the monthly award of May, June and August, will be competing against Kiprop, who he beat to the best athlete of the year title.

Kiprop improved the national record of both the 5000m after he ran under 13 minutes (12:58.43) and 10000m (26:39.77) while Kurji won a series of international events.

MTN, Fotogenix, Coca Cola, Scandinavian Express, Fat Drums Entertainment, Uhuru Executive, Sheila Nvannungi, Nile Breweries, Select Garments, National Council of Sports and Best Meals have aided the gala.

The monthly winners to be crowned include: Kassim Ouma (Jan), Ronald Ssemanda (Feb), Moses Kawuma (Mar), Badru Lusambya (Apr), Dorcus Inzikuru (May), Dorcus Inzikuru (Jun), Irene Ajambo (Jul), Dorcus Inzikuru (Aug), Hannington Kalyesubula (Sept), Charles Yokwe (Oct), Norman Blick (Nov) and Jackson Asiku (Dec)
Other Individual winners are Edwin Ekiring (Badminton), Ettoma Kamau (Hockey), Amina Lukaya (Table tennis), Aya Nakitanda (swimming), Ismail Katamba (weightlifting), Emma Ariyo (Volleyball), Herbert Buyinza (Tennis), Harriet Apako (netball), Saul Mukasa (Darts), George Musoke (Ludo), Michael Sempira (handball), Ali Nsubuga (Motorcycling), Moses Kiwanuka (Karate), Moses Kawuma (Chess), Peter Ssekyanzi (Pool table), Stephen Kassaija (Golf), Riyaz Kurji (Rally), Dorcus Inzikuru (athletics), Norman Blick (basketball), Rogers Mukasa (cricket), Anthony Kinene (Rugby), Jackson Asiku (Boxing) and David Obua (Football).

Inzzi tops USPA rush

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