BAA Gives Athletes Free Reign At World Champs

Team Botswana.PIC.KENNEDY RAMOKONE
Team Botswana.PIC.KENNEDY RAMOKONE

The Botswana Athletics Association (BBA) has given athletes a free reign at the 2015 International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Championships in Beijing, which gets underway on August 22.

BBA president, Moses Bantsi told Monitor Sport after the team’s send off ceremony held on Friday that they have not set medal target. He explained that they do not want to put the athletes under pressure, noting that qualifying for the World championships was an achievement enough.

Furthermore, Bantsi told the gathering that the athletes have proven themselves before in international competitions adding that these world championships are no different. He said they expect the team to bring home positive results.  “We are sending quality athletes to the World championships and they have also qualified for Rio 2016. This country has talent that needs to be natured and groomed. We need our athletes to compete with the best in the World and be ranked,” said Bantsi.

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