Fatigue takes toll on athletes

Fatigue concerns: Ndori competes in the men's 400m heats on Sunday PIC: Hannah Peters/Getty Imagestty Images)
Fatigue concerns: Ndori competes in the men's 400m heats on Sunday PIC: Hannah Peters/Getty Imagestty Images)

While Letsile Tebogo's silver medal moment at the World Athletics Championships stands out, the men's 400m athletes faced disappointment as none progressed to the semi-finals this week.

Clear signs of fatigue were evident as Leungo Scotch and Collen Kebinatshipi finished last in their respective heats. Compounding the issue, Bayapo Ndori, previously considered a contender for the final, suffered an injury and was unable to complete the race. Subsequently, he has been withdrawn from the men’s 4x400m relay.

The underperformance of the 400m runners has raised concerns about fatigue amongst the athletes. Chilume Ntshwarang, the senior national team coach, conveyed to Mmegi Sport that controlling the number of races athletes partake in is challenging.

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