Amantle Montsho is a female track and field athlete from Botswana who specializes in 400m sprints. She is one of the most accomplished female athletes in the country and one of the best 400m athletes in the world.
But while we are all aware of her life on the tracks, how much do you know about Amantle Montsho’s personal life when she is not busy winning medals for the country?
Here is everything you need about Amantle Montsho’s husband (if she is married), her childhood and background, as well as her career.
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Who is Amantle Montsho’s husband?
The identity of Amantle Montsho’s husband is currently unknown and it’s unclear if she is married as she has not shared her relationship status publicly.
Although Amantle Montsho’s relationship status is a puzzle, one thing that we know for sure about this highly decorated medalist is that besides her amazing track career, she has a thriving and fulfilling social life.
Her social media is full of beautiful photos of herself with her group of friends all glammed up and living their lives to the fullest.
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Amantle Montsho’s background
Amantle Montsho was born on the 4th of July 1983 in Ngamiland, Maun, Botswana to Victor Nkape and Janet Montsho.
Her parents separated when she was only two years old and she was raised by her father with regular visits to her mother. She has a total of 10 half-siblings from both her parents’ sides.
Amantle Montsho started sprinting when she was young and unlike her siblings, she enjoyed running back and forth repeatedly over short distances. Her family noticed how fast she was from when she was little and some compared her racing to that of a grown man or a boy.
She attended Bonatla Primary School in Maun where her talent was nurtured and she continued running through high school.
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Amantle Montsho’s career
Due to the lack of good coaches and training facilities in Botswana, Amantle Motsho moved to Dakar, Senegal where her talent caught the attention of coach Anthony Koffi who was on a recruitment tour on behalf of IAAF and he started training her.
She made her international debut in 2003, competing in the All-Africa Games and African Championships and in 2004 she was selected to represent Botswana in the Olympics but she didn’t make it to the finals.
In 2006, Montsho won her first silver medal during the 2006 African Championships. She won her first gold medal at the 2007 All-Africa Games.
She made her second attempt at the Olympics in 2008 and her results were much better than her 2004 Olympics results. Her time dropped from 53.77 to 51.18 and her overall position from 36 to 8.
In 2010, she scooped three gold medals at the African Championships, Continental Cup, and Commonwealth Games. The following year, she won three more gold medals at the World Championships, All-Africa Games, and All-Africa Games.
She made her third attempt at the Olympics 2012 and finished fourth with an impressive 49.75.
Montsho’s career was halted for two years after she was banned by the Botswana Athletics Association in 2015 after she failed a routine drug test.
Like a phoenix, however, she returned to the tracks in 2017 and in 2018, she won Gold at the Commonwealth Games in Australia.
She made her fourth and final attempt at the 2021 Olympic Games in Tokyo but sadly suffered an injury that prevented her from running the last race.
In October 2021, at the age of 38, Amantle Montsho announced her retirement from professional athletics after a colourful career that spun for nearly 20 years.
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