BAA backs Amos after shock exit

Nijel Amos
Nijel Amos

The Botswana Athletics Association (BAA) has said it will not crucify 800m star, Nijel Amos following his shock exit at the ongoing World Championships in Beijing on Sunday. Amos failed to qualify for the finals of the 800m men after finishing third in the semi-finals behind Musaeb Balla of Qatar and his longtime rival David Rudisha.

BAA spokesperson Roland Masalila told Mmegi Sport that the association would support Amos despite the disappointing result. “BAA is with him. We are not going to crucify him. Amos tried his best, but unfortunately it was a bad day in the office for him,” he said.

Masalila said Amos still has many years ahead of him.  “It was Amos’ first world championships and this is the second biggest stage after the Olympics so he is learning,” he said. 

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