GABORONE, Botswana (29 April) – Sha’Carri Richardson, the American sprinter, claimed second place in the women’s 200m at the Botswana Golden Grand Prix held at the National Stadium in Gaborone on Saturday.
Fellow American Kayla White won the event in 22.38 seconds, while Richardson crossed the line in 22.54 seconds. Basant Hemida from Egypt came in third with a time of 22.75 seconds.
Botswana’s Tebogo Letsile Claims Victory in Men’s 200m
Letsile, the Botswana sprinter, triumphed in the men’s 200m, crossing the finish line in 19.87 seconds to take first place. Canadian athlete Aaron Brown finished second with a time of 20.00 seconds, and Joseph Fahnbulleh from Liberia came in third with a time of 20.14 seconds.
Kenyan Sprinter Ferdinand Omanyala Sets New Personal Best in Men’s 100m
Omanyala, the Kenyan sprinter, was the standout performer of the day, setting a new personal best in the men’s 100m with a time of 9.78 seconds. Letsile took second place with a time of 9.91 seconds, while American Kenny Bednarek finished third with a time of 10.02 seconds.
American Trevor Bassitt Wins Men’s 400m Hurdles
Bassitt, the American hurdler, claimed first place in the men’s 400m hurdles with a time of 48.43 seconds. South African Sokwakhana Zazini followed closely with a time of 48.58 seconds, while Kenya’s Wiseman Were Mukhobe took third place with a time of 49.29 seconds.
Kenyan Athlete Mary Moraa Wins Women’s 400m
Moraa, the Kenyan athlete, took first place in the women’s 400m with a time of 50.44 seconds. South African Miranda Coetzee followed with a time of 51.14 seconds, and Jamaican athlete Candice McLeod finished third with a time of 51.17 seconds.
Ethiopian Habitam Alemu Claims Victory in Women’s 800m
In the women’s 800m, Ethiopian athlete Habitam Alemu claimed first place with a time of 1:59.35, followed by South African Prudence Sekgodiso with a time of 2:00.39, and another Ethiopian athlete Firezewd Tesfaye with a time of 2:00.52.