World Champs' Nightmare Ends Awfully

Botswana's hope for a medal at the IAAF World Championships was shattered when the men's 4x400m relay team was disqualified in the heats.
Botswana's hope for a medal at the IAAF World Championships was shattered when the men's 4x400m relay team was disqualified in the heats.

After a very disappointing showing by team Botswana at the World Championships, the men’s 4x400m relay team was disqualified and failed to reach the final.

Botswana sent a weak team at the just ended Doha 2019 games without seasoned runners including Isaac Makwala, Baboloki Thebe and Karabo Sibanda. With the absence of the key athletes, the low turn out of medals was always anticipated.

Last week, all the individual athletes failed to reach the finals of either event. The team started on a low note with Amos pulling out of the 800m heats due to an injury. Christine Botlogetswe could not proceed beyond the first round, finishing sixth with a time of 53.27 in the heats.

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We are 56 years old and what do we have to show for it? Looking at where Botswana started and where it is today, there are a lot of developments, but whether the developments match the number of years we have enjoyed as a country is a topic for another day.The fact that cannot be denied is we have seen major developments, but we are still lacking in several pertinent areas.Our beautiful country imports almost everything. We import fuel, food,...

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