Ugandan Olympic champion Kiprotich receives hero's welcome
August 16 , 2012
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.