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Christine breaks another record

SHARE   |   Monday, 07 May 2018   |   By Ontametse Sugar
Christine Botlogetswe Christine Botlogetswe

She was nicknamed Personal Best after her recent performance at the Commonwealth Games. Christine Botlogetswe has continued where she left in Australia by setting another Personal best at the Gaborone International Meet (GIM).

Running this time in 200m race and not her usual 400m, Botlogetswe outshined the regular 200m local runner Leungo Matlhaku to register a time of 23:14 in 200m which is her personal best. Botlogetswe has shown over the years that she is a rising star.

The 22-year-old believes there is nothing that will stop her to achieve her dreams – to be the best local female 400m runner after Amantle Montsho.

Botlogetswe has overnight become an instant sensation – dominating as a subject of discussion on social media where people buzz about her well-toned body.

She is comfortable in shooting off the blocks on the track with hair going down her waist and adorning a full face makeup, long manicured nails; something that excites many since it is not something that is usually seen on female track athletes.

On why she does that Botlogetswe declares that she loves looking good just like any female.

“When we get on track it is not that we consciously make a choice to become popular, but we know it will come with both positive and negative feedback. I can say that I have been charged to work better so that they will not only talk about how fit and healthy I look but about my track results and that I am also representing the country well in any international competition that I take part in,” she said.

Botlogetswe’s first international race was in 2011 at the African Junior Championships where she got position 8, and clocked 55:87. Fast forward to 2018, the track beauty has worked so hard that she recently registered a time of 51:17 at the Commonwealth Games.

On why she competed in the 200m race at the GIM, Botlogetswe said the race helps her with skill and pace. She said that she will continue to run 200m as she has enjoyed it and is now confident that she can even qualify for 200m in international events.