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UNOFFICIAL: CHEERING in GABORONE (and BOTSWANA) TONIGHT! AMOS takes SILVER!

Looks like Botswana will have a medal in the Olympics for the first time ever!  It’s unofficial but Nijel Amos won silver in the men’s 800.  Alas, the Americans took fourth and fifth (Symmonds).

I was not able to find any Botswana media yet on the win.  Give it a day or two.  But I did find this in the Sunday Standard:

Montsho’s failure to clinch the much expected medal now means all eyes are on the country’s 800-meter running sensation, Nijel Amos, to redeem the country’s pride in what now looks set to be another failed Olympic campaign. While the teenager is making his debut at the Olympics, his form going into these games makes him a real medal contender. In his preparations for the games, the youngster ran the second fastest time in the 800 meters race behind the reigning world champion David Lekuta Rudisha of Kenya. In his preliminary heat race on Monday, the youngster ran the second fastest qualifying time of 1:45, 90 to make it into the semifinals, though it was below his personal best of 1:43, 11.

YEA!  I gladly share in Botswana’s excitement in their first medal.

NOTE:  I misspelled Gaborone, Botswana’s capital, in the first edition of this posting.  My apologies.

 

About Elwood Sanders

Elwood "Sandy" Sanders is a Hanover attorney who is an Appellate Procedure Consultant for Lantagne Legal Printing and has written ten scholarly legal articles. Sandy was also Virginia's first Appellate Defender and also helped bring curling in VA! (None of these titles imply any endorsement of Sanders’ views)

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