Botswana Sensational 800m runner, Nigel Amos has set the tone for podium finish at the upcoming Olympics. Amos on Friday won the 800m race at the Monaco Diamond League. He won the race in 1:42;91WL (World fastest time this year).
In 2012, the Marobela lad brought home Botswana’s first ever Olympic silver medal from the London summer Olympics.
Of the eight athletes who will be representing Botswana in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, Amos is one of the hopeful podium finishers expected to bring home silverware.
Addressing the media after the race, Amos said, “it is good to come and get a win. I always win in Monaco. I’m getting better and it’s a good sign that I’m headed in the right direction and I have to keep working and be better for the Olympics”. Asked on what he can improve on he said: “to breath more and be comfortable in the race”.
Other athletes who will be representing Botswana in the Olympics are Isaac Makwala, Leungo Scotch, Zibane Ngozi, Anthony Pasela, Bayapo Ndori, Baboloki Thebe, Amantle Montsho, Christian Botlogetswe and Galefele Moroko (all athletics), Madeline Moyengwa (weightlifting) and Keamogetse Sadie Kenosi (boxing). Tokyo Olympics are billed for the 23rd July to 8th August 2021.