Montsho receives two special awards

Amantle Montsho receiving one of her special awards on Saturday night. PIC PHATSIMO KAPENG
Amantle Montsho receiving one of her special awards on Saturday night. PIC PHATSIMO KAPENG

Retired former world champion and Olympian, Amantle Montsho on Saturday night received two special awards during the 41st Botswana National Sport Commission (BNSC) awards held at Ba Isago Conventional centre. 

Montsho, who was all teary to receive such recognition, even post retirement walked away with the WASBO award and the minister’s award. For the WASBO award, Montsho received P10,000 courtesy of Sprint Couriers. WASBO Chairperson Matlho Kgosi said they recognised Montsho because she had made an incredible contribution to sport and also enabled the girl-child to prosper. She said Montsho has defined an epitome of excellence. “We thank her for her contribution and we are immensely proud of her achievements,” Kgosi revealed. For the minister’s award which was presented by Minister of Youth, Sport, Gender and Culture Tumiso Rakgare, Montsho expressed her gratitude saying that her accomplishment is not something that she did on her own.

“There are many others who deserve to share this. I would love to thank everyone who was on my side since I started athletics when I was 12 years old. They have been with me until I retired. I am sure many will miss me on the track but this time I am gone and I am not coming back. I want to dedicate this award to those that I inspire,” she said. Montsho said she is now committing herself to developing and supporting upcoming sport talent. Montsho, who is usually a woman of few words, admitted that she is not a good public speaker before cutting her speech short.

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