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A GOOD TIME FOR AFRICAN ATHLETES

A GOOD TIME FOR AFRICAN ATHLETES
  • Published2 months ago

The World Athletics U20 Championship (WAU20) 2022 took off in Santiago de Cali, Colombia. And it’s scheduled to run from 1-6 August, with different athletes representing their country to compete for medals and also break world records. We witnessed African athletes soar high in previous championships. A prime example is world record holder Tobi Amusan and it’s time for the younglings to shine bright amongst their peers in the junior championship.

The Bostwana teen sprinter, Letsile Tebogo competed against other athletes in the Men’s 100m race at the WAU20. He had previously set a record of 9.94 seconds in the 100m heats at the World Athletics Championship, and he promised to go for any opportunity of breaking the world record again.

Tebogo showed that he did not come to play when he ran a world record of 10.00 seconds in the Men’s 100m heats, then went ahead to cement his status as World U20 champion by winning the race with a record of 9.91seconds. Tebogo carried the Botswana flag with pride and he is currently being compared to Usain Bolt due to his early celebration during the race while cruising to the finish line to claim the world title.

Written By
Mariam Salaudeen

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