Today Africa, March 2nd 2021 Africa Sports Ventures Group and the rest of the world celebrates Amantle Montsho. Within Botswana's local sports fraternity, Amantle Montsho is the first of many.
Born July 4,1983, Montsho is a pioneer within Botswana's sports.
The 400 metres sprinter is the country's first ever track world champion and the first ever Commonwealth Champion, both men and women.
She represented Botswana at the 2004 and 2008 Summer Olympics, reaching the finals at the latter edition.
Montsho has also competed in the World Championships in Athletics and the IAAF World indoor Championships.
Montsho wrote her name in Botswana's sports annals in 2010 when she won gold at the Dehli Commonwealth games. She then followed with a World Championship gold medal a year later in 2011 at the Daegu World Championships.
She has obtained a total 11 medals in her athletics career, 8 gold medals and 3 silver medals all from prestigious world and continental tournaments being All Africa Games, African Championships, Commonwealth Games and World Championships.
To Amantle Montsho, Africa, ASVG and the world say thank you.