TOP
Thursday,July 02,2020 19:25 PM
  • Home
  • Sport
  • Women's Day: Celebrating women achievers in sports

Women's Day: Celebrating women achievers in sports

By Charles Mutebi

Added 4th March 2020 03:27 PM

Ahead of Sunday’s Women’s Day commemoration, New Vision is paying tribute to some of Uganda’s best female performers over the last year.

Women's Day: Celebrating women achievers in sports

From left, Ugandan female boxers Catherine Nanziri, Hellen Baleke and Emily Nakalema

Ahead of Sunday’s Women’s Day commemoration, New Vision is paying tribute to some of Uganda’s best female performers over the last year.

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY

Women remain the fastest growing force in Ugandan sport, making this week pretty special for the industry. Ahead of Sunday's Women's Day commemoration, New Vision is paying tribute to some of Uganda's best female performers over the last year, opening with three boxers:

__________________________


Hellen Baleke (boxer)

She became Uganda's fi rst female boxing medalist ever after winning bronze at the 2019 African Games held in Morocco. The Lukanga Boxing Club boxer was part of Uganda's team that participated in the world boxing championship in South Korea in 2014 where she failed to win a single bout. But she has turned things around.

__________________________


Catherine Nanziri (boxer)

On her debut on the national boxing team, Catherine Nanziri won a bronze medal from the Africa olympic boxing qualifi ers that climaxed last week in Dakar, Senegal. The fl yweight division pugilist for A&B Boxing club and is currently seen as the most talented female boxer on the national team according to Lawrence Kalyango, one of the Bomber's coaches. 

__________________________


Emily Nakalema (boxer)

Nicknamed Ugandan boxing's ‘Semenya', Emily Nakalema is preceded by a fearsome aura. Like Nanziri, Nakalema won a bronze for Uganda at the just concluded Africa Olympic boxing qualifiers in Senegal after reaching the semi- fi nals in the welter weight division, where she was stopped by Mozambique's Acinda Panguana.



Related articles

More From The Author

More From The Author