US-based Powerlifter Mubiru relishes Uspa May Award

Wednesday June 12 2019

Top Candidate. Mubiru has worked his to all

Top Candidate. Mubiru has worked his to all podium finishes. COURTESY PHOTO 

By PATRICK KANYOMOZI

Powerlifter Roy Mubiru is relishing the challenge that comes with winning the Uganda Sports Press Association (Uspa) Award which he says will spur him on on search for more medals.
Mubiru was on Monday voted as the Nile Special Uspa sports personality for the month of May at the Association’s monthly assembly held at Imperial Royale Hotel, after winning two gold medals at the World Powerlifting championships that were held in the Ukrainian city of Lutsk from May 16-19.
In a brief chat with Daily Monitor, Mubiru thanked Uspa for recognising his achievement but also for following a sport that is relatively new in the country.
“I am at a loss of words for what Uspa has done for me and the sport, it’s a great honour to have your achievement recognised. I thank the members for following each and every sport. This means alot for powerlifting. It’s a challenge for me to work harder for more medals” he said.
To win the award he beat stiff competition from Jacob Kiplimo and the national beach woodball national team. Kiplimo won this year’s Great Manchester 10km run while the woodball team finished second behind Chinese Taipei at the Beach Woodball Cup that Uganda hosted. Meanwhile at the same assembly, the USPA President Patrick Kanyomozi informed members about the advanced stages of giving the association a bigger nationwide reach by embracing sports journalists from every corner of Uganda.
Kanyomozi who over the weekend met members of Greater Masaka Sports Press Association has already met the group from Bunyoro sub region with more meetings scheduled with Eastern, Western and Northern Uganda Sports Press Associations. The idea is to empower these regional affiliates under the the close watch and supervision of the national body.
The next events on the Association calendar are the minors awards and the road safety campaign.

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