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Nijel Amos | Botswana

Nijel Amos, 26, from Botswana is a Track and field athlete and known as Botswana’s 800-meter superstar.

Early years

Having shocked the nation by gaining podium position at the 2012 Summer Olympics at just 18 years old, he also made history by becoming the first Motswana to win a medal at the Olympics. Since then, he has been running swiftly into more victories. In 2014, he won numerous gold medals: the 800m and 4x400m relay in Marrakech. The following year, he went on to impress at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games where he won a gold medal and later won gold in the 800m at the All Africa Games.

In more recent years, he has continued to run the good race for his country, clocking some of his best times in the 2019 IAAF season. Amos has qualified for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and is a medal hopeful for Botswana, which still only boasts one Olympic medal. Amos has also founded a foundation called Chase Dream Empire to empower youth, particularly ex-convicts.

Read more | Source: Forbes Africa

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