Gaborone does it once again as they scoop this year’s Botswana Games championship with a whooping 65 medals comprising 33 Gold, 16 Silver and 16 Bronze. Since the inception of the Games in 2007, Gaborone has always been at the top with the exception of the year 2015 when Francistown, who were the hosts then, became the Champions. Central also did it again as they became the runner ups with 15 Gold, 14 Silver and 7 Bronze medals. 16 Districts and 15 Sporting Codes participated in this edition of the games. The 6th Edition of Botswana Games saw a lot of Athletes at Athletics qualifying for World Junior Championships as indicated below…..
Athletics World Junior Championships qualifiers
- Bernard Olesitse of Team Southern District has just qualified for World Junior Championships to be held at Nairobi, Kenya next year. He ran 46.98 seconds in 400 metres. Job well done team Southern District.
Who will deny when we say that Botswana is where 400 metres is tailored?
- Another World Junior Championships qualifier, Boitshepiso Kelapile of North West District. She ran 11.85 seconds in 100 metres. Batswana ngwana ke yoo. Job well done coach Mex Ndolo and your entire team.
- Kealeboga Balemogi becoming the fifth athlete to qualify for World Junior Championships billed for next year July at Kenya. He also recorded his fastest time ever also dubbed Personal Best (PB). See him clearing hurdles, oh man! Job well done central region.
- Letsile Tebogo of Gaborone bagged boys 200 metres gold medal with a World Junior Championships qualification as well. What a race this was. Join us in congratulating him. Job well done coach Kebonyemodisa Boxer Kootshabe.
- Jason Mandoze ran 10.56 seconds against the qualifying time of 10.58 seconds. The third to qualify. The future is still bright for him. He is joining another promising young boys being Thuto Masasa and Phodiso Rampha. Let us support him. 4×100 metres is getting stronger.