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Botswana: All Eyes On Tebogo This Weekend


Gaborone — Two mouth-watering fixtures that feature Botswana’s finest sprinter, Letsile Tebogo await athletics fans this weekend.

Tebogo will line up against some of the best in the world at the Monaco Diamond League meet tonight and London Diamond League meet on Sunday.

In Monaco, Tebogo will be competing in 100m, sharing track with Courtney Lindsey (USA), Ferdinand Omanyala (Kenya), Akani Simbine (South Africa), Joshua Hartmann (Germany), as well as the Jamaican trio Kishane Thompson, Ackeem Blake and Yohan Blake.

He will switch to 200m on Sunday, lining up against Americans, Erriyon Knighton, and Noah Lyles.

While the athletics world has been yearning for this clash, Tebogo’s coach Kebonyemodisa Mosimanyane said the sprinter was not under any pressure.

“He is in very good spirits” he Mosimanyane said.

Also turning for the 200m event will be Jona Efoloko (Germany), Joseph Fahnbulleh (Liberia), Hughes Zharnel (Great Britain), Kyree King (USA) and Alexander Ogando (the Dominican Republic).

Mosimanyane said the two races within a space of two days was a way of preparing for the World Championships, as well as collecting points for the Diamond League finals.

He said at the World Championships, Tebogo’s first 100m heat race would be on August 19 and the following day he would be running both the semi-finals and the finals.

Mosimanyane said two days after the 100m, he would be competing in the 200m, adding that the programme was similar with that one of 100m.