Sports tourism can be found in some seemingly unlikely places. From chasing poachers and tracking wildlife as well as speeding vehicles in Uganda\u2019s National Parks and wildlife nooks, along with preserving tourism in the process, Park Ranger Halima Nakayi is also dedicated to training at UWA\u2019s training grounds in Kampala and in Mbale town located on the fringes of Mt. Elgon National Park in Eastern Uganda. Uganda Wildlife Authority\u2019s (UWA) sports department\u2019s hard work paid off when their own ranger\/athlete Nakayi bagged a Gold medal and a US$60,000 cash prize in the women\u2019s 800 meter final at the 2019 IAAF World Championships ongoing at the Khalifa International stadium in Doha. She posted at 1:58.04 on the evening of September 29, 2019 breaking the national record. Nakayi also made history as Uganda\u2019s first middle distance medalist at track and field\u2019s biggest event. She also becomes the second woman after Dorcus Inzikuru to emerge as champion at the biennial event. The duo from the USA - Raeyn Rogers and Ajee Wilson - finished second and third, respectively. Winnie Nanyondo, her compatriot, came in fourth place with a time of 1:59.18. \u201cGod is good. Winning a women\u2019s gold medal in this race is very good news for us. We still have more medals to come,\u201d said Dominic Otuchet, President of the Uganda Athletics Federation (UAF) . This is what makes sports tourism great. When pressed for comment by eTN ,UWA spokesperson Gessa Simplicious said: \u201cShe is one of the very progressive runners over time, putting time and commitment in her trainings and improving personal records. It was a matter of when, not if, for her to emerge among the best. She is young and very much within range. So it\u2019s expected that even more medals will come forth.\u201d Uganda\u2019s Social media was abuzz with congratulatory messages coming from President Y.K Museveni, Uganda Olympic Committee President\u00a0 William Blick, and her employers at\u00a0 the Uganda Wildlife Authority who tweeted: \u201cWe don\u2019t just nurture athletes, we nurture champions.\u201d Halima 25, competed in the women\u2019s 800 meter and was Uganda\u2019s flag bearer during the closing ceremony at the 2016 Olympics held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil . Other medal hopefuls from Uganda are World Cross Country Champion\u00a0 2019, Joshua Cheptegei\u00a0 and\u00a0 silver medalist at the same event, Jacob Kiplimo.