Montsho, no show in Doha

BG Reporter
Tuesday, 08 May 2018
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ATHLETICS

Local track and field fans will have to wait until the end of the month to see Amantle Montsho compete at the Diamond League. Montsho dominated at the recently held Gaborone International Meet, this past weekend. 

The former 400m world champion reclaimed her crown when she won gold at the 2018 Gold Coast, Australia Commonwealth Games. However, it was at the Diamond league where Montsho dominated with ease before a gut-wrenching doping scandal stalled her career during the 2014 Commonwealth Games. However, fans of the Diamond League will be waiting with bated breath to see the former queen of 400m return to the tracks. Both the Doha Diamond League event this weekend and the Shanghai race do not feature women’s 400m.

 This means Montsho is likely to return at the Eugene, USA   race where women’s 400m is feature. Montsho blitzed the 400m race when she recorded ‘50.15 sec at the Commonwealth Games and got the attention of her 400m rivals once again. In an interview this week, former 400m runner and founder of Sports View Runners club said Montsho is once again the best 400m women’s runner in the world following her victory in Australia. Dube said he is confident that Montsho will be invited back to the lucrative Diamond League. 

In other matters, Dube said Montsho does not need a manager to compete at the Diamond League as she can be invited as an individual runner. Dube said he is a registered manager with the IAAF and he is able to enter the runner. In an earlier interview Botswana Athletics Association (BAA) president said Montsho needed a manager in order to compete at the Diamond League. Meanwhile, 400m sprinter and 2018 Commonwealth Games champion Isaac Makwala and Baboloki Thebe have been entered in the Doha race this Friday. 

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