Buzwani Shines

| May 6, 2015

Karabo Buzwani displayed sensational performances and scooped five gold medals during the Botswana Tertiary Students Sports Association (BOTESSA) National Championships in Serowe over the weekend.

These outstanding performances led to Buzwani, who is a first year student at Gaborone Institute of Health Sciences, to be given a presidential award for best achiever as well.

She scooped gold medal in 400 metres with a time of 59.29 seconds, while Lesego Kelebogile and Chedza Majore came behind with 1.00.55 and 1.01.97 respectively.

She also won two gold medals in long jump and triple jump. Her last two gold medals were from the 4X100 metres and 4X400 metres relays.

In 10 000 and 5 000 metres male category race, Amantle Kekganetse proved hard nut to crack as he scooped gold medals in both categories. Relative to number of medal, athletes from University of Botswana did well on the day.

Officiating at the event, Botswana International University of Science and Technology, (BIUST) Students Affairs and Campus Life dean, Dr Kitso Sedisa challenged athletes to persistently participate in athletics as their perseverance could destine them to be ‘Gold medalist.’

Sedisa said tertiary institutions are not about academics only as they also expose students to sporting activities in order for them to be fully engaged. He said this would help them to maintain healthy lifestyles which would ultimately help them to cope with the demands of academic life.

Sedisa cautioned athletes against the use of performance enhancing drug in sports. “There is need to work hard so that we enjoy the results with clear conscience,” he told the athletes. In an interview, BOTESSA president, Moffat Ramasotla said the championships went well since all expected athletes and officials were available.

He said Buzwani deserved the presidential award because of her star performances on the day. The championships were also used to select a team that will be competing at the world student game in Gwunju, South Korea.

Source : BOPA

Source : Botswana Daily News

Category: Sports

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