It will be a busy next few days for local athletes as they take part in competitions in France and Netherlands.
Leungo Scotch kicks off the action this evening in the Montreuil Meet in France, a World Athletics Continental Tour-Silver. On Sunday, Isaac Makwala, Collen Kebinatshipi and Anthony Pesela will compete in the annual FBK Games. The track and field event will be held at the Fanny Blankers-Koen Stadion in Hengelo, Netherlands as part of the World Athletics World Challenge meetings. The competition was first organised in 1981. Makwala and Kebinatshipi have already arrived in Hengelo while Pesela is expected to join them tomorrow.
Scotch will step onto the track beaming with confidence after stamping his ticket to the World Championships in Budapest, Hungary after a stellar performance during the FNB Botswana Golden Grand Prix where he clocked 44.92 personal best (PB). Kebinatshipi will look forward to making his international debut in the men’s 400m race. The Jwaneng Athletics Club joined Makwala and Pesela under the management of Global Sports Management last year. Kebinatshipi goes into the race after delivering a PB record in the junior men's 200m race during the Debswana BAA National Athletics Championships over the weekend.
He has also qualified for the World Athletics Championships in the men’s 400m. Pesela is fresh from winning the men’s 400m where he stopped the clock in 45.77 seconds during the National Championships over the weekend. Pesela started the season focusing on the 200m in a bid to build his 400m speed. Veteran 400m specialist, Makwala takes to the field after participating in the National Championships over the weekend. He has also competed at the FNB Botswana Golden Grand Prix and Kip Keino Classic in Nairobi, Kenya.