Athlete David Emong was on Monday voted as the Nile Special Uganda Sport Press Association (USPA) Sports Personality for the month of July 2017.
The sports journalists, under their binding umbrella body voted Emong who won a gold medal at the recent 2017 World Para athletics championships in London.
Emong won the T46 1500M, thus becoming the first Ugandan ever to win a gold medal in the Para games.
Emong was nominated by veteran Vision Group sports journalist Silvano Kibuuka and seconded by Star TV presenter Francisco Bwambaale.
Mukoova, a woodball player who won 2 gold medals and 1 silver at the 5 Uganda international was nominated by Innerman Radio’s Solomon Ssaka and seconded by Prime Radio’s Ronnie Mayanja.
Lalam, a 16 year Javelin thrower excelled at the Common Wealth games in Bahamas with a gold medal. She was nominated by Chimp reports’ Joel Muyita and seconded by Kawowo Sports’ David Isabirye.
KCCA’s Paul Mucureezi was nominated by Clive Kyazze and seconded by FUFA fm’s Hamza Nsereko.
Emong got 395 votes, ahead of woodball player Joan Mukoova (335), Javelin and Discuss thrower Josephine Joyce Lalam (275) and Uganda Cranes KCCA forward Paul Mucureezi (245).
The Uganda Cranes team that thrashed South Sudan 5-1 in the return leg of the CHAN 2018 qualifiers, the World mountain running team and the Uganda Rugby Cranes were all commended.
At the same assembly, the USPA members learnt this this year’s road safety campaign will take place in Wobulenzi, Luweero.
USPA is affiliated to National Council of Sports (NCS) and also to the Association International de la Presse Sportive (AIPS), the international sports press body.