Special Olympics team brings home two gold medals

Special Olympics team has brought home two gold medals from the World games
Special Olympics team has brought home two gold medals from the World games

The Botswana Special Olympics team scooped two gold medals at the World Games that were held in Berlin, Germany. The medals were won by Thuso Malasa in the men’s 200m and Onalethata Onneng in the women’s Bocce.

The team went on to win three silver medals through Katso Molefe (Bocce), Anitah Nthwesane (long jump) and the men’s volleyball team. The mixed Bocce team of Molefe and Onneng brought home a bronze medal. The Special Olympics Botswana President, Ross Tebele told Sport Monitor that the team will be arriving back home tomorrow (Tuesday) by bus from Johannesburg.

Tebele said preparations for the World Games were not enough because the athletes were not allowed to participate in sport until August 2022. “We had to make a plea to the Ministry of Education for our athletes to start training. Remember the two years hiatus that sport was not played due to the strict Covid-19 rules.

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