Dube plays down flag faux pas

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While it raised eyebrows in some quarters, Botswana Athletics Association (BAA) vice president, Glody Dube said there was nothing wrong with not carrying the country’s flag when performing a victory lap.

After showing other African athletes a clean pair of heels, Botswana 4x400metres wonderkinds Karabo Sibanda, Baboloki Thebe, Loungo Scotch and Unoda Keetile performed the victory lap without the national flag, which is regarded as a norm.

The team powered to gold in 3:11:00 in the race at the just ended Africa Junior Championships last Sunday in Ethiopia, but their moment of glory seemed to suffer a temporary setback when they failed to get a flag for their victory lap. 

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