Botswana athletes shine in various sports meets

Last weekend, Batswana athletes competed in various meets in London, Yaoundé and Gaborone.

At the International Grand Prix held in Yaoundé, Cameroon, 400m runner Ditiro Nzamani clocked 45.07 to qualify for the IAAF World Championships to be held in Doha this September.

Still in Yaoundé, Tsaone Sebele won two silver medals in the 100m and 200m, clocking 11.68 and 23.84 respectively.

Leaname Maotoanong also won silver in the 200m with a time of 20.74, with Karabo Mothibi running 10.30 to bring yet another silver medal home.

Keene Motukisi finished fourth with a time of 10.54 while Phodiso Rampa finished third with 10.90 in the 100m B final.

The 4x100m men’s relay won a silver medal with a time of 39.56.

At the London Diamond League, Nijel Amos was wheel-chaired off the track after 120m. He had a cramp during the race and did not want to risk his health. Amos said he would be ready for his next Diamond League final in Zurich on August 29. 

At the University of Botswana during the University of Botswana Athletics Club (UBAC) Classic Winter Finale, Leungo Scotch of Maun Athletics clocked his Personal Best time of 21.02 in the 200m.

South African Ranti Dikgale was second with 21.63 followed by Morongwana Moleele of UBAC with 22.15.

In the 800 m, Tshepiso Masalela of Maun Athletics Club finished on position one with 1:47.72, followed in second position by Zimbabwe’s Brighton Ncube with 1:53.44, while Sylvester Koko of SVRC claimed position three with 1:53.45.

In the women’s 400m, Oarabile Babolayi of UBAC finished on position one with 54.50, followed by Oratile Noe of Serowe with 56.18 while Tlhompang Basele finished third with 57.19.

Thabiso Sekgopi of Moroka Athletics Club managed to beat South Africa’s Thapelo Phora in 100m. Sekgopi clocked 10.75 while Phora recorded 10. 91. Xholani Talani finished on position three with 10.98.

Source: BOPA

3 weeks ago

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