By Rienk de Beer
Botswana’s 100m silver medallist, Letsile Tebogo, added another medal to his own tally after placing third in the 200m final.
Despite US sprinter Noah Lyles’ comprehensive victory, Tebogo showed that he’s a superstar in the making and at only 20 years of age, the future looks bright for the African athlete.
Lyles, the 100m gold medallist, posted a time of 19.52 followed by compatriot Erriyon Knighton with a 19.75 finish, while Tebogo’s run of 19.81 secured the bronze medal.
He came, He saw, He conquered.@LylesNoah completes the sprint double and storms to his 3rd consecutive 200m gold 🥵#WorldAthleticsChamps pic.twitter.com/yQBfEe3jAY
— World Athletics (@WorldAthletics) August 25, 2023
“It means a lot. It really shows we’re on the right track going forward for the Olympics and the other upcoming competitions.” said the composed youngster.
“The 200m bronze was a bonus for us as it was just to see how my body was going to respond after six races at the world stage.”
“Every time I got into my training ground, I would tell myself if Wayde van Niekerk did this as a neighbour to our country, so can I. And here I am.”