Susan Muwonge, Ugandan rally champion was among the phenomenal women who were awarded medals on Women’s Day.
The celebrations in Uganda took place at Kololo independence grounds in Kampala.
Muwonge was recognised for being the first woman to win a motor rally championship anywhere in the world.
Muwonge had her first contact with sports competitions in cycling races in her time as a high school student.
Her inspiration to compete against men in a sport considered exclusively male and wealthy people, took the pilots Leila The Blick Bullet Mayanja and Rosette The Flying Chick Lwakataka.
Muwonge has participated in the Pearl of Africa Rally since 2007, always occupying a place among the top five.
She is a teacher at school St Francis Junior School.
She is married and has four children.
In 2011, Muwonge became the first woman to win the title of National Rally Championship Uganda.
Nicknamed “At home Super Lady” (super lady or superwoman), she has been nominated several times the USPA (Award USPA Award ), awarded by the Uganda Sports Press Association ( Uganda Sports Press Association, USPA ), which has also won sometimes, being the first in July 2009, that he became the second woman to get it .
In 2011, the chain Al Jazeera produced a documentary entitled The Super Ladies (super women) about the life of Muwonge, Mayanja and Lwakataka, and difficulties to excel in the 2009 edition of the Pearl of Africa Rally.