Weakened team attempts to conquer Doha

Moroko is in Doha
Moroko is in Doha

The Botswana athletics team, which is missing some big names, will go into the IAAF World Athletics Championships in Doha, starting today, as underdogs.

The country has been an ever present threat at the world stage in the past decade, culminating in the crowning of Amantle Montsho as the 400m world champion in 2011, while Nijel Amos won Botswana’s first ever Olympic Games medal a year later in London.

There has been significant progress since, with Amos, Montsho and Isaac Makwala the constant participants and winners at the Diamond League races.

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