Friday, August 10, 2012

Nigel Amos lifts first country medal for Botswana

In action!

Nigel Carlos Amilfitano Amos,  Botswana's  middle distance runner made history yesterday by winning the first country medal . Amos won silver medal in men's 800 m race.  A first time contestant at the Olympics, Nigel has an impressive track record . At the 2011 African Junior Athletics Championships, Amos ran a Botswana Junior Record time of 1:47.28 and  finished fifth in the 800 metres at the 2011 World Youth Championships in Athletics. In 2012 he improved his National Senior Record to 1:43.11 during a race in Mannheim. He became champion at the 2012 World Junior Championships in Athletics, finishing in a new championship record of 1:43.79. In Summer Olympics 2012, Amos won silver medal in men's 800 m race, the first Olympic medal for his country.[2] His winning time of 1:41.73 established a new World Junior Record. Amos is from Marobela Village in the North Eastern part of Botswana.

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