BAA up for World Athletics award

Letsile Tebogo
Letsile Tebogo

Botswana Athletics Association (BAA) has been nominated for the 2023 World Athletics award. According to a statement from World Athletics, BAA’s work with athletes including sprinter Letsile Tebogo paid dividends in 2023 as the 20-year-old became a medallist, claiming 100m silver and 200m bronze at the World Championships in Budapest, Hungary.

Tebogo is also a two-time World Under-20 100m champion. “With his performance, Letsile became the first African man to claim a 100m medal and the first man from Botswana to win a medal in any event at the World Athletics Championships,” reads the statement.

World Athletics further stated that having trained and developed in Botswana, Letsile represents a positive role model for aspiring athletes all over the African continent. BAA is the only federation in Africa to receive a nomination. Other nominees are the United States of America, Australia, Chile, Spain, and Thailand.

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