Lack of equipment forces weightlifting team to train in SA

Need a lift: Youth Games manager, Rankgwe watches as Kagiso goes through the paces. PIC KEBOFHE MATHE
Need a lift: Youth Games manager, Rankgwe watches as Kagiso goes through the paces. PIC KEBOFHE MATHE

Botswana’s weightlifting team preparing for the Gaborone Africa Youth Games has been forced to train mostly in South Africa due to lack of equipment.


Weightlifting team manager, Alex Rankgwe told Mmegi Sport that they are forced to use bodybuilding equipment that is not available locally. He said the bodybuilding equipment at the Botswana National Sports Council (BNSC) gym is heavier. He said South Africa has the right equipment hence their decision to have camps there. Rankgwe said Weightlifting Federation of Africa (WFA) has bought them equipment, but it is yet to arrive.

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