Tshireletso’s giant leap into history

Giant leap: Tshireletso goes airborne
Giant leap: Tshireletso goes airborne

For the first time in Botswana’s athletics history, two medals were won in the long and triple jump during the Africa Senior Championships held in Mauritius recently. The medals came all thanks to the brave performance of Thalosang Tshireletso. This week, Mmegi Sport Staff Writer CALISTUS KOLANTSHO caught up with the jumper following his triumph

The African champion has a bright future ahead of him and received glowing praise from the Botswana National Sport Commission (BNSC) chief executive officer, Tuelo Serufho during the team Botswana welcome ceremony on Tuesday. Tshireletso won a gold medal in the men’s long jump with a massive 7.82-metre jump. He went on to prove his mettle by stretching himself to a 16.77m leap to scoop silver in the men’s triple jump.

Tshireletso said his interest in the jumps started when he was a student at Machaneng Junior Secondary School between 2005 and 2007.

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