Canoeing team bounces back to Youth Games

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Hosts Botswana will field teams in all 21 sports codes to be contested at the Africa Youth Games after the canoeing squad was re-cobbled.

The Botswana canoeing team was initially deemed not ready for the games, but this changed because some athletes have been moved from rowing to the sport.

During the unveiling of Team Botswana in Gaborone on Tuesday, chef de mission, Tshepo Sitale said since canoeing and rowing are similar, some athletes from the rowing team have been moved to canoeing. He said rowing felt two of the squad members were too young and were subsequently moved to canoeing.

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