Strong field for GIM

GIM organiser: Glody Dube PIC: KENNEDY RAMOKONE
GIM organiser: Glody Dube PIC: KENNEDY RAMOKONE

A strong field is expected at the Gaborone International Meet (GIM) slated for the National Stadium on Saturday. The World Athletics Continental Tour-Bronze Meet has attracted athletes from across the world.

The event will also serve as a qualifier for international competitions such as Commonwealth Games, World Athletics Championships, and the Olympics. However, the event goes ahead in the absence of 800m runner, Nijel Amos who pulled out of the race citing personal reasons. Speaking to Mmegi Sport, GIM organiser, Glody Dube said preparations are at an advanced level. “The stage is set for tomorrow and the majority of the athletes have arrived in Gaborone. Of course, we had wished to have Amos running on home soil after a long time but unfortunately, things did not go according to plan.

We will now proceed without him,” he said. Dube said GIM would allow local athletes to compete with the best in the world as in most instances some of them do not get the chance to travel overseas for competitions.

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