Athletes off to Birmingham on medal hunt

Birmingham-bound: Botswana’s Commonwealth Games team PIC: BNOC
Birmingham-bound: Botswana’s Commonwealth Games team PIC: BNOC

Team Botswana is looking to repeat the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games medal feast in Birmingham. Botswana will send 35 athletes to the Commonwealth Games that run from July 28 to August 8. Staff Writer CALISTUS KOLANTSHO reports

During the 2018 Games, Botswana won five medals, which included three gold, one silver, and one bronze through athletics.

The Botswana National Olympic Committee (BNOC) had set a medal target of eight, which remains the figure for this year's games. Botswana has been allocated 35 slots in Birmingham and with weightlifting gaining an outright qualification, the number increased to 36.

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