Top cyclists miss out on Olympic qualifiers

Missing in action: Mompe is studying in Australia PIC: PHATSIMO KAPENG
Missing in action: Mompe is studying in Australia PIC: PHATSIMO KAPENG

Two local top cyclists, Lebopo Mompe and Kato Ramahobo will miss out on the Paris 2024 Olympics championships in Johannesburg scheduled for this weekend. Mompe is studying in Australia after receiving a Botswana National Sport Commission (BNSC) Elite scholarship.

He will be in Australia until 2025. Ramahobo is in the United Kingdom, studying at Bath University. The Botswana Cycling Association (BCA) president, Kagiso Potongwane said the two athletes could not be part of the qualifiers. “The duo was selected to be part of the championships but could not make the trip due to logistics challenges.

The event is not the only qualifier and there are quotas for countries as well so they are not out. Qualifiers have been running since last year, that is, the Ghana Road championships and some are still to come like the All Africa Games,” he said. BCA has sent a team to Johannesburg, South Africa for the Confederation of African Cycling (CAC) mountain biking (MTB) championships scheduled for the weekend (June 3-4).

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