Kip Keino Classic -- Letsile Tebogo Shines Bright: Secures 8th Spot in Top Ten Active Sprinters
Letsile Tebogo Shines Bright: Secures 8th Spot in Top Ten Active Sprinters

The Gaborone International meet (WACT Bronze) registered a World Under-20 record time of 9.96 seconds (+1.9w) by Botswana’s Letsile Tebogo (also a national senior record) ahead of another Under-20 sprinter Benjamin Richardson from South Africa (10.08 PB) and Henricho Bruintjies 10.15.

Tebogo improved Trayvon Bromell’s mark of 9.97 seconds in 2014.

Olympic silver medalist Christine Mboma in her usual sprint double went for a first time sub-11 with 10.97 seconds (+1.6w) in the 100 meters, a national senior record for Namibia and an African Under-20 record, which ties her in fourth all-time for juniors.

In the 200 meters, she posted a world-leading 21.87 seconds (+0.6w), the sixth sub-22 of her career. Clarence Munyai won the men´s 200 meters in 20.44 (0.0w) ahead of the Netherlands´ Solomon Bockarie (20.60) and Isaac Makwala (20.65). South African Tshepo Tshite clocked 1:45.85 in the 800 meters ahead of Olympic medalist Ferguson Rotich 1:46.63 and another Kenyan, Cornelius Tuwei, who clocked 1:46.77.

Relay Under-20 World champion Collen Kebinatshipi from Botswana made a huge improvement at age 18 to 45.40 seconds in the 400 meters. Thalosang Tshireletso improved in the long jump to 8.04 meters (0.0w). South African Prudence Sekgodiso (20) also registered substantial 1500-meter improvement to 4:09.88.

In 4×100-meter relays, South African women won in 38.63 seconds ahead of Botswana (39.29) and Zambia (44.30).

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Anthony Foster
Anthony Foster is a renowned Jamaican sports journalist, honored twice as the Jamaica sports journalist of the year (in 2004 and 2005). His journalistic achievements are globally recognized. Notably, he authored an award-winning article on Usain Bolt, the iconic 6-time Olympic champion, 11-time World champion, and record holder for the sprint double. This significant piece was published in the Jamaica Gleaner in 2004. Anthony's extensive coverage includes prestigious events such as the Olympic Games in Beijing 2008, London 2012, and Rio 2016. He has also provided coverage for seven (7) World Athletics Championships held between 2007 and 2022, alongside various other international sporting events. Noteworthy mentions comprise his coverage of the 2007 World Cup of cricket and his cherished experience reporting on the 2004 clash between his favorite football team, Argentina, and the USA.

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