Mukalazi humbled by recognition
Posted Thursday, January 10 2013 at 02:00
Swimming. The youngster had a remarkable 2012 season
Tendo Mukalazi believes the Nile Special-Uspa swimmer of the year accolade will spur him to greater heights. The 10-year-old youngster, who cites American legend Michael Phelps as his inspiration, was visibly elated by the award.
“I’m over the moon and grateful for the award,” Mukalazi said.
“It’s a big motivation in my career being the first time I’m winning. I want to win more and more medals for my country and this will inspire me a lot.”
Mukalazi, who beat his sister Kirabo Namutebi and Princess Ssangalyambogo to the award, won five gold medals in the Aga Khan gala and Excel Independence competitions last year.
In the Kenya junior swimming championships in Nairobi, Mukalazi won five gold medals in the 100m, 50m butterfly, 50m backstroke, 50m breaststroke and 50m freestyle categories.
He secured one bronze medal in the senior’s category as well as the overall boys’ trophy for his superb performance.