Is this Amos' time?

Nijel Amos PIC: DANVERNONPHOTO
Nijel Amos PIC: DANVERNONPHOTO

This afternoon, thousands of Batswana will be glued to their television sets as athletics' poster boy, Nijel Amos attempts to win the country's first ever Olympic Games gold medal.

Amos will line up against two laps specialists from across the globe, with fingers crossed a gold medal is on its way to Botswana. Two Kenyans, Rotich Ferguson and Emmanuel are expected to offer the closest competition to Amos, in the absence of their fellow countryman, David Rudisha who broke the world record in 2012 and has dominated the past two Olympics editions.

As it stands, the race remains open to all the nine men. Amos 'dream to run in the final nearly vanished during the Sunday semi-final when he fell with around 150metres to the finish line. However, he was swiftly reinstalled after it was adjudged he had been impeded. Amos holds the fastest time of 1:42.91 heading into the 800m final. The race is at 14:05.
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