Amos suspended after testing positive for banned substance

Amos was the first Botswana athlete to win a medal at the Olympic Games PIC FRANCK FIFE AFP GETTY IMAGES
Amos was the first Botswana athlete to win a medal at the Olympic Games PIC FRANCK FIFE AFP GETTY IMAGES

Botswana athletics has been dealt a further blow after 800m athlete, Nijel Amos was suspended ahead of the World Championships for testing positive for a banned substance.

This bring to two, in a space of one week, the number of Botswana athletes who have violated anti-doping rules.

While authorities are yet to confirm, Mmegi Sport can reveal long and triple jumper, Thalosang Tshireletso is the other athlete who tested positive and was suspended over the weekend. This followed tests conducted during a local competition in April. Tshireletso became the first Motswana to win a gold medal in long jump at the 2022 Africa Senior Championships. He also bagged a silver medal in the triple jump at the same competition and had qualified for World Championships and Commonwealth Games.

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