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Amantle Montsho
Amantle Montsho Botswana

  • Country: Botswana
  • Sport: Track & Field
  • Born: 7/4/1983
  • Hometown: Mabudutsa, Botswana
  • Career Highlights: Montsho was the first woman to represent Botswana at the Olympics when she competed in the 400-meter race at the 2004 Athens Games. She didn't reach the final that year, but did so four years later, when she finished last among the eight finalists in Beijing. Born in the far north of her country, Montsho put forth strong performances in the 100- and 200-meter races while in school, but relocated to Senegal with hopes of getting to the next level. That move paid off, as she broke both the 200 and 400 national records, reached the semifinals in the 400 at the 2007 world championships and advanced to the final at the 2009 worlds. In 2010, Montsho became Botswana's first gold medalist at the Commonwealth Games when she won the 400. She repeated that feat at the 2011 worlds, edging American star Allyson Felix in a national record time of 49.56 seconds.
  • Previous Olympics: 2008,2004
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