Considered one of the pioneers of female athletics in Botswana, Amantle Montsho is a highly decorated Motswana athlete who specializes in 400m races.
Over her nearly two-decades-long career on the tracks, Montsho has won nine gold medals, four silver medals and two bronze medals for Botswana in highly-competitive races.
Along with winning medals and making a name for herself internationally, Amantle Montsho has also made money from her fast speed.
Here is a look at Amantle Montsho’s net worth, a brief look into her background and her highly decorated career on the tracks.
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What is Amantle Montsho’s net worth?
According to several online sources, Amantle Montsho’s net worth is estimated to be between $ 3 million and $5 million.
Amantle Montsho’s net worth is a sum of all her assets including property and cash minus all her liabilities.
She has accumulated this impressive wealth from her successful career on the tracks and she can afford a life of luxury that she deserves.
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Amantle Montsho’s background and education
Amantle Montsho was born on the 4th of July 1983 in Ngamiland, Maun, Botswana to Victor Nkape and Janet Montsho.
Montsho’s parents separated when she was two years old and she was raised by her father, only seeing her mother regularly. She has a total of ten step-siblings from both her mother and father’s sides.
She studied at Bonatla Primary School in Maun where she started nurturing her talent as an athlete.
From a young age, her family noticed that Amantle Montsho was exceptionally fast. One of her step sisters noted that whenever they raced to and from school, Amantle would run like a “grown up” while her father recalled being told that her daughter ran like a boy.
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Amantle Montsho’s career
Amantle Montsho made her debut in international athletics in 2003 when she ran in the All-Africa Games and African Championships.
In 2004, she was selected to represent Botswana in the 2004 Olympics in the 400m race. Unfortunately, she did not make it to the finals.
She also ran at the World Championships in 2005 and 2007 and at the 2006 Commonwealth Games but she did make it to the finals.
Amantle won her first silver medal during the 2006 African Championships and her first gold medal at the 2007 All-Africa Games.
In 2008, she represented Botswana at the African Championships in Athletics. She won gold and set a personal best and a new record for Botswana of 49.83 seconds. She also ran at the 2008 IAAF World Indoor Championships but did not qualify to the finals.
Amantle made a second attempt in the Olympics in 2008. 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.
2010 was a great year for Amantle Montsho. She scooped three gold medals at the African Championships, Continental Cup, and Commonwealth Games in the 400m race. She also won bronze at the World Indoor Championships.
Her victory continued in 2011 as she won three more gold medals at the World Championships, All-Africa Games, and All-Africa Games.
In 2012, Amantle made her third attempt at the Olympics. This time, she came in fourth with an improved time of 49.75.
She won silver at the World Championships in 2013 losing narrowly to Christine Ohuruogu of Britain.
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Amantle Montsho’s doping ban
During the Commonwealth Games in 2014, Amantle failed a routine drug test. She was tested positive for a banned substance and in March 2015, she was banned for two years by the Botswana Athletics Association.
Montsho’s later career
After her doping ban was lifted, Montsho returned to the track in 2017 and participated in World Championships but did not perform very well.
In 2018 during the Commonwealth Games in Australia, Amantle won gold in the 400m and bronze in the 4 × 400 m relay. She ran at the African Games the following year and scooped silver.
Montsho is undoubtedly the most successful female athlete in Botswana currently. We hope to see her win more gold medals in future.