Tebogo's celebration turns sombre

CELEBRATION CUT SHORT: Botswana's sprint sensation, Letsile Tebogo received the sad news of his mother's passing yesterday
CELEBRATION CUT SHORT: Botswana's sprint sensation, Letsile Tebogo received the sad news of his mother's passing yesterday

Sprint sensation, Letsile Tebogo's weekend of celebration turned sombre with the devastating news of the death of his mother yesterday.

Tebogo had claimed silver at the Los Angeles Grand Prix on Saturday. Later on that day he bagged two awards at the Botswana Sports Awards held at Royal Aria Convention Centre. The sprinter walked away with the most prestigious award, Sportsperson of the Year as well as the Sportsman of the Year award. However his celebrations were cut short when he received the devastating news of his mother's passing yesterday. Tebogo has been hoisting the Botswana flag internationally and is among the hottest prospects in World athletics today. He won the silver and bronze medals in 100m and 200m respectively at last year's World Athletics Championships.

Meanwhile, Oratile Rose Nowe was named the Sportswoman of the Year while Kebonyemodisa Dose Mosimanyane was recognized as Coach of the Year. Thuso Malasa was named Sportsman of the Year with Disability, while Onalethata Onneng clinched Sportswoman of the Year with Disability award. The young sports persons were also recognised on the night and Busang Kebinatshipi stood out as the Junior Sportsman of the Year. Natalie Katlo Banda, who has excelled in chess, scooped the Junior Sportswoman of the Year award.

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