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Inzikuru leads ‘05 USPA nominees

By Vision Reporter

Added 6th February 2006 03:00 AM

WORLD steeplechase gold medallist Dorcus Inzikuru was yesterday nominated for the 2005 Uganda Sports Press Association (USPA) sportsperson of the year award in a meeting at the National Theatre.

WORLD steeplechase gold medallist Dorcus Inzikuru was yesterday nominated for the 2005 Uganda Sports Press Association (USPA) sportsperson of the year award in a meeting at the National Theatre.

By Swalley Kenyi and Norman Katende

WORLD steeplechase gold medallist Dorcus Inzikuru was yesterday nominated for the 2005 Uganda Sports Press Association (USPA) sportsperson of the year award in a meeting at the National Theatre.

The 23-year-old, winner in 2000 and 2002, was nominated for her gold medal success at the world athletics championships in Helsinki, Finland last year. Others nominated for the award are fellow athlete Boniface Kiprop and rally driver Riyaz Kurji.

The scribes also voted middleweight boxer Kassim Ouma sportsman of January after he claimed the vacant North American Boxing Organisation middleweight title with an eighth round knockout over Argentine Fransisco Mora.

2005 individual awards:
Moses Kiwanuka – karateka
Stephen Kawuma – chess
Jackson Asiku – boxing
Anthony Kinene – rugby
Stephen Kasaija – golf
Arthur Blick – basketball
David Obua – football
D. Inzikuru – athletics
Riyaz Kurji – motorsport

* Inzikuru came second in the Cinque Mulini IAAF 6km World Cross country permit meet in 20:47 after she miscalculated her late burst on Sunday.

The world 3000m steeplechase champion sprinted but the gap Hungarian Anico Kalovics (20:43) had made was too much, falling short of the crown by four seconds.

Her only consolation was that she beat Italian Sylvia Weissteiner, avenging defeat in the Italian Cross-Country last week.

Meanwhile, Standard High lifted the overall national cross-country trophy after winning all the men’s events.

They took the men short, junior and long distance trophies and were followed by Arua, who lifted the junior and women short race titles. Prison lifted the women long race title.

Inzikuru leads ‘05 USPA nominees

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