He is Botswana’s finest when it comes to Body Building. His success and passion has taken him to international stages where he has performed incredibly well. This time around Gontse ‘Flex’ Sechele will be going to Cyprus to compete in the World Championships on November 4. Despite having had a surgery this year, he is certain that his body is in great condition to finally bring the crown home. “My body is in good condition now, those guys that I am going to compete with know me very well. They know very well what I am capable of. I am very excited,” he said. Sechele will earn himself the coveted title of Mr Olympia if he comes out top. He is certain that he has all that it takes to be on the list of 13 athletes in the world who have won the title. Marketing executive from Botswana Building Society (BBS), Kealeboga Sebolai said they support Sechele as part of their corporate social responsibility. She said they believe in his talent and know that he has the potential to bring the title home. “We have always been impressed by the passion he has for the sport and his determination – given the support he can definitely go very far,” she said. She believes that athletes should be supported in everything they do because whenever they win it is not about them but the country that they come from.
Edward Moloiso – a fellow body builder and entrepreneur – said it is important that Sechele is given more support more because he impacts many lives since everyone who comes to the gym, want to look like Sechele. He hailed Sechele as a true definition of a role model as he does not drink, smoke or even party. “What Sechele does is a true example of resilience and commitment, and all of us have looked up to this for many years. He has never changed, and that shows consistency. All the attributes that he has are what makes him a great sport person that he is,” he said. Among the accolades that he has won are winning Mr Botswana many times, 1st place Boksburg Championship 2013, 3rd place World Physique Federation (WBF), 3rd place NABBA/WFF in Seoul, South Korea and 2nd place WFF Universe in Florida, USA. A big sending off ceremony is being planned for Sechele by his sponsors in order to bring attention to what he does and make Batswana aware of what he is going to do. Sechele is supported by KC 12 Global Holdings, Strategy Consultants from 750ml, BBS and other individuals.