Sebele is Fastest

| May 26, 2015

Different athletes from all works of life proved their mettle at the fiercely contested Sports View International meet event that was held at University of Botswana Stadium on Saturday (May 23).

One of the most interesting race was 100 metres A-series women which pitted Leungo Matlhaku and Tsaone Sebele from Jwaneng to determine the queen of the race. Matlhaku was reduced to a spectator by Sebele in both 100m and 200m.

Sebele, a student in South Africa, finished first in 100m recording 11:66s while Matlhaku who finished second clocked 11:86s. In third place and fourth place were Ontiretse Molapisi and Gosego Mokokwe who recorded 12:23s and 12:46s respectively.

The battle continued again in the 200m where Sebele continued to lead the pack clocking 23:86s. Again, Matlhaku was behind her and finished at 24:10s. In position three and four were Goitseone Seleka (24:63s) and Christine Botlogetswe (24:76s) respectively.

In an interview after the race, the disappointed Matlhaku said she tried hard but her speed on the day had let her down. However, she said she would be a different athlete over the weekend in yet another Botswana Athletics Association national championship this Saturday.

“I swear over the weekend I am going to do better and I am happy that Tsaone will also be in the competition. It’s a race not to be missed,” she said.

On the other hand, Tsaone said she was also shocked by her performance on the day because she was recovering from a knee injury. She however said she had prepared well for the competition after running 11:77s last week in Germiston, South Africa.

Her dream, she said was to be one of the top class athletes, and thus would continue to work hard to realise it. In the men’s category, Baboloki Thebe also proved to be a hard nut to crack both in 100m and 200m where he in turn recorded his new Personal Best (PB) in both races.

In 100m, Thebe recorded 10:29s followed by Franco Zimwara from Zimbabwe with 10:46s. In position three was Even Tjiviju from Namibia with10:46s, while Jwaneng Athletes Karabo Mothibi finished fourth in 10:57s.

In 400m, Nijel Amos made a major come back from injury when he outclassed the race specialists Sakaria Kamberuka and Karabo Sibanda who scooped position two and three respectively.

The meet was sponsored by Khayelihle Guest House, at a tune of about P30 000.

Source : BOPA

Source : Botswana Daily News

Category: Sports

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