Botswana Boxer Qualifies For Tokyo Olympics

and she's the first African boxer to qualify

By  | May 20, 2020, 01:28 PM

Botswana boxer, Sadie Keamogetse Kenosi became the first female boxer from Botswana and the first boxer from any country to qualify for Tokyo 2020.

The 23-year-old defeated Moroccan Bertal Widad in the semifinals at the ongoing African qualifiers at the Dakar International Expo Centre in Senegal on Wednesday.
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YAS! Now that's girl power.

President Mokgweetsi Masisi on Thursday led the praise for Sadie Kenosi in the capital city Gaborone, saying this was not only an amazing achievement for her but for Botswana as well, and that the nation is proud of her.

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Botswana only has one Olympic medal in the history of the Games, won by 800m runner Nijel Amos at London 2012.
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Kenosi joins runners Amos, Christine Botlogetswe and Galefele Moroko as the only athletes from Botswana to have so far qualified for Tokyo 2020.

We're so excited to see her make it there, even if she doesn't come back with a medal.  She's already won for us.

Kenosi now prepares for the Olympics and knows that the real games have only just begun.

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