Masilo continues with good form

Triumphant: Masilo won the men's 800m race. PIC: MONIRUL BHUIYAN/PRESS PHOTO
Triumphant: Masilo won the men's 800m race. PIC: MONIRUL BHUIYAN/PRESS PHOTO

Boitumelo Masilo has turned a leaf in his in his career following his win in the 800m finals at the ongoing Athletics South Africa (ASA) Grand Prix Continental Tour- Challenger on Wednesday afternoon.

The athlete is pushing hard to stamp his ticket to Budapest for the World Athletics Championships. Masilo stopped the clock at 1:47.31 to win the men’s 800m race. Another Motswana in the race was Tshepiso Masalela who finished in position five posting a time of 1:48.66. In the women’s 800m race, Oratile Nowe finished second with a time of 2:02.85. There was another good moment for a Botswana athlete as Tsone Sebele won the women’s 200m race in 23.92. It was a tough day in the office for Thapelo Monaiwa as he finished in position five in the men’s 100m final, clocking 10.39. Lydia Jele was also among the winners, taking the 100m title with a time of 11.77, with Nancy Buzwani finishing third in 12.04.

In the men’s 400m heat, Laone Ditshetelo clocked a personal best (PB) of 45.91 followed by Clifton Meshack in 46.75 and Bernard Olesitse crossed the line after 46.82 secs. The women’s 400m race produced another PB of 51.59 from Naledi Lopang who took pole position. She was followed by Christine Botlogetswe who posted a time of 54.43 in second position. Galefele Moroko who opening her season, finished in position four with a time of 58.89 in what was a good day in office for local athletes.

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