Letsile calls for better treatment

Speaking out: Tebogo during the athletes' welcome ceremony PIC: PHATSIMO KAPENG
Speaking out: Tebogo during the athletes' welcome ceremony PIC: PHATSIMO KAPENG

World Athletics Championships silver and bronze medallist, Letsile Tebogo, has called for improved treatment of athletes as they prepare for competitions.

Speaking during an appreciation ceremony for the Botswana team that competed at the recent World Athletics Championships in Budapest, Tebogo emphasised that athletes should receive recognition and support not only when they achieve victory. “Even during our downfalls, we should be supported. Athletics is difficult and some of the athletes are depressed.

The support I am talking about should start at club level,” he said. Tebogo further stressed the importance of financial support during the preparation phase, citing the pressure athletes face in striving to secure medals in upcoming competitions.

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