Botswana wins medals at world Karate and Kobudo tournament in Spain


Botswana has improved largely in its sporting participation in and outside the country. Many successes have been recorded which have boosted the country’s popularity in the area of sport. Botswana’s Karate team has continued the country’s winning streak at the inter-continental level in Spain where it recently won nine medals in a day at the 8th Hayashi-Ha International Championship.

Reports confirmed that they won two Gold, four Silver and three Bronze last weekend on the first day of the two-day Karate & Kobudo event which was recently concluded in Barcelona. However, Ofentse Bakwadi won Gold in the Senior Male Individual Kata while Mohammed Hussain, Motlhomi Makepe and Kagiso Mophuting won in the junior (14-15 years) Kata team category.

In addition, the Senior male Kata team won Silver as well as the 14-17 years kumite team. Ahmed Ali Hussain also won Silver in the 12-13 years individual Kumite while Kagiso Mophuting won Silver in the 14-15 years 79kg category. The bronze was won by the 10-11 years boys Kumite team, Phillip Revaka in the boys 16-17 years Kata category and Motlhomi Makepe in the 14-15 years Kumite 52kg category. This was a great success to the Botswana team. They have made their country and Africa proud.

Reports have confirmed that Botswana is at its peak of success in sport. This win follows the national team’s sterling performance in Mozambique in June at the Africa Union Sports Council (AUSC) Region V championships where it won 65 medals. It lead South Africa, Namibia, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Zambia and Angola.

Also, two weeks earlier, the Senior team won seven medals at the UFAK Africa Karate Championships in Cameroon. Many successes have been recorded in the areas of sport and Botswanans are really excited with these achievements.

Botswanan government have decided to further invest in the country’s sport sector. Government officials are really excited as the team have made the country and Africa as a whole proud. The government also encouraged the team mates to further continue their good work and keep the flag flying high.

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