Nijel Amos made the strongest comeback over the weekend at the European circuit that was held in Budapest, Hungary. Amos snatched the first position by clocking 1:42:14 in the men’s 800m.Unfortunately he finished in position four in a time of 1:43:29 yesterday at the London Diamond Meet.
It was the second best time of his career and fastest time in the world since the 2012 Olympic finals. Amos’ run made him the fifth fastest man of all time, breaking his own meet record. The 800m sensation, has been under a lot of strain after the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games below par performance.
Another athlete who had a good day in the office was Baboloki Thebe, who registered 44:54 at the London Diamond League, finishing fourth in the men’s
400m. Abdalleleh Haroun of Qatar came first in a time of 44:07 and Paul Dedewo of United States of America came second clocking a time of 44:43. Kirani James of Grenada was third in a time of 44:50.
Thebe told Sport Monitor that he was impressed with his performance, especially that he made a Season’s Best.
“The race was good and I enjoyed it. My aim was to qualify for the
Thebe’s next race is on August 18 after the Africa Senior Championship.
Meanwhile, Botswana Athletics Association (BAA) has announced the team that would represent the country at the upcoming Africa Senior Track
and Field Championship.
The competition is schedule for August 1 to 4, 2018 in
Asaba, Nigeria. The championship is a qualifier for the fourth coming IAAF World Cup that would be held in Czechoslovakia in September.
The team: Loungo Matlhaku and Tsaone Sebele (Women: 100m and 200m).
Amantle Montsho, Christine Botlogetswe, Galefele Moroko, Goitseone Seleka, Loungo Matlhaku and Tsaone Sebele (Women: 400m and 4x400m relay). Keene Motukisi and Karabo Mothibi (Men: 100m and 200m).
Isaac Makwala, Baboloki Thebe, Leaname Maotoanong, Onkabetse Nkobolo and Leungo Scotch (Men: 400m and 4x400m relay).
Nijel Amos and Boitumelo Masilo (Men: 800m).