Team Botswana announced

SHARE   |   Wednesday, 01 June 2016   |   By Staff Writer
Amos and Makwala Amos and Makwala

Botswana Athletics Association (BAA) has named a strong team that will represent the country at the 20th Africa Senior Championships in Durban, South Africa from June 22 -26. BAA is hoping for a big medal haul after a lukewarm performance in 2014. In 2014, Botswana only managed to win six medals; four gold medals by  Kabelo Kgosiemang (high jump), Nijel Amos, Isaac Makwala and the 4x400 men’s relay team respectively. Makwala also won silver in the 200 metres while the 4x400 women's relay team got bronze. The difference in altitude between Gaborone and Durban could benefit Team Botswana with temperatures expected to average 21/13 during the competition. Gaborone is 1010 metres above sea level while Durban is 21metres absl.

Women’s team 100m: Leungo Matlhaku and Ontiretse Molapisi; 200m: Leungo Matlhaku, Ontiretse Molapisi; 400m Christine Botlogetswe, Lydia Jele; 1500m: Mema Tiango, Same Motlwa; 5000m: Mema Tiango, Onneile Dintwe; Women 4x100m relay: Leungo Matlhaku, Ontiretse Molapisi, Geselio Mokokwe, Goitseone Seleka; 4x400m women’s relay: Christene Botlogetswe, Goitseone Seleka, Galefele Moroko, Kgalalelo Gabobitswe, Leungo Matlhaku.

Men’s team 100 m: Karabo Mothibi, Keene Motukisi; 200m: Karabo Mothibi, Isaac Makwala. 400m Baboloki Thebe, Karabo Sibanda, Isaac Makwala; 800m: Nijel Amos, Boitumelo Masilo;1500m: Slyvester Koko, Godiraone Nthomphe, 5000m Sebeso Matlapeng. 4x100m men’s relay: Keene Motukisi, Karabo Mothibi, Leaname Maotoanong, Thabo Motsokono, Ditiro Sebele; 4x400m men’s relay: Karabo Sibanda, Baboloki Thebe, Leaname Maotoanong, Isaac Makwala, Nijel Amos and Onkabetse Nkobolo. Javelin: Stephean Beukes, Pako Tsapo; Long Jump: Simon Madowa, Goabaone Mosheleketi; High jump: Gobe Takubana and Kabelo Kgosiemang.