Lotto Celebrates Persons Living with Disabilities at SOYA Awards

Lotto Celebrates Persons Living with Disabilities at SOYA Awards

The 2022 Sports of Personality of the Year Awards (SOYA) sponsors the Lotto was honoured with the priviledge of officially presenting prizes to Persons Living with Disabilities at the SOYA awards gala night in Nairobi on Friday, January 20th, 2023.

The Lotto Foundation chairman Shane Leahy and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Dr Joan Mwaura presented the prizes to the recipients in this category.

The Lotto officials presented awards to the Commonwealth Games Power Lifting bronze medalist Hellen Wawira who emerged as the overall female living with disabilities Soya winner, two times Paralympics 1500m medalist Nancy Chelangat (first runners up) and second runners up Sarah Kimani.

“As Lotto we finance projects for the under privildged and the disabled in the society and feel privildged to have been part of the team and organisation that honoured persons living with disabilities with the prize presentation at the SOYA awards,” Dr Mwaura.

Lotto for its fourth consecutive partnered with the gala that rewards and celebrates sports excellence in the country a Ksh1.2million sponsorship.

Commonwealth Games Power Lifting bronze medalist Hellen Wawira (on a wheel chair) who emerged as the 2022 Sports Personality of the Year (SOYA) overall female living with disabilities winner receiving the winner’s trophy from the Lotto Chief Executive Officer Dr Joan Mwaura and Lotto Foundation chairman Shane Leahy

It was another night to remember during the 19th edition of the Sports Personality of the Year Awards (Soya) gala Friday night at the Kenyatta International Convention Centre (KICC), Nairobi where 1,500metres queen Faith Chepng’etich warded off stiff competition to retain the Sportswoman of the year crown.

Marathon great Eliud Kipchoge reclaimed the Sportsman of the year he had lost to sprinter Ferdinand Omanyala last year.

World 1500m champion and Diamond League winner Faith Kipyegon being crowned as the the 2022 Sports Personality of the Year Awards (SOYA) best overall female to retain the trophy

 

2022 SPORTS PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR AWARDS (SOYA) WINNERS 🏆
SPORTS WOMAN OF THE YEAR
1. Faith Kipyegon Chengetich (Athletics)
2. Angela Okutoyi (Tennis)
3. Beatrice Chebet (Athletics)
SPORTSMAN OF THE YEAR
1. Eliud Kipchoge (Athletics)
2. Ferdinand Omanyala (Athletics)
3. Emmanuel Korir (Athletics)
SPORTS MAN LIVING WITH DISABILITY
1. Simon Kibai (Athletics- Deaflympics)
2. Isaac Makokha (Golf)
3. Ian Kahiga (Deaflympics- Athletics)
SPORTS WOMAN LIVING WITH DISABILITY
1. Hellen Wawira (Para Power Lifting)
2. Nancy Chelangat (Paralympics athletics)
3. Sarah Kimani (Paralympics Athletics)
SPORTS TEAM OF THE YEAR – MEN
1. Kabras Sugar Rugby Team
2. 4x100m relay team (Athletics)
3. National Cereals and Produce Board handball team
SPORTS TEAM OF THE YEAR – WOMEN
1. Kenya Commercial Bank Volleyball Team
2. Kenya Lionesses (Rugby 15s team)
3. Nairobi Water (Handball)
COACH OF THE YEAR
Japheth Munala (KCB Volleyball team)
MOST PROMISING BOY
1. Andrew Wahome (Golf)
2. Reynold Kipkorir (Athletics)
3. David Katana (Judo)
MOST PROMISING GIRL
1. Medina Okot (Basketball)
2. Faith Cherotich (Athletics)
3. Rachel Achieng (Weightlifting)

 

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