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Ugandan Olympic champion Kiprotich receives hero's welcome

  • Hundreds of people in Uganda have welcomed home Stephen Kiprotich, the country's first Olympic gold medalist in four decades.

    Kiprotich, a prison warden who won the men's marathon, was awareded a cheque for $80,000 by President Yoweri Museveni.

    He has also been promoted nine ranks to become an assistant superintendent in the prisons service.

    Uganda's last Olympic champion was 400-meter hurdler John Akii-Bua, who took home the gold at the Munich Games in 1972.