Letsile wipes doping tears

Letsile Tebogo in action PIC: ROGER SEDRES
Letsile Tebogo in action PIC: ROGER SEDRES

When a nation was looking for a lift following a deflating week in which three doping cases were reported, Letsile Tebogo, the world’s rising athletics star, like superman, came to a timely rescue.

After the Zebras and Mares had done reasonably well in their respective COSAFA Cup and Women’s Africa Cup of Nations assignments, three doping incidents reared their ugly heads to foul the celebratory mood.

The strong stench of doping swept across the country, with particularly the Nijel Amos case leaving a sour taste. Amos was ruled out of the World Championships at the 11th hour after returning a positive test for a banned substance. It was a crushing blow, coming just days after long and triple jumper, Thalosang Tshireletso had been found on the wrong side of the anti-doping rules. Then enter the effervescent Tebogo, who made his World Championships bow in Oregon on Saturday morning.

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