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Botswana

Botswana
Capital
Gaborone

Population
1,479,000

Independence
1966
National sports hero
California Molefe (400m)

Watch out for
Otukile Lekote (800m)

Botswana have competed at six Games since 1974, winning two medals.

Their first was a bronze in lawn bowls picked up by Babs Anderson in 1986, and eight years later boxer France Mabiletsa also took bronze in the light-heavyweight division.

They sent a team of 33 athletes in 1998 but failed to grab any podium finishes.

Did you know?
Netball is the number one women’s sport in Botswana with more than 1,000 registered players taking part in various competitions.

The country’s netball association is run by volunteers and receives 90% of its funding from the government.

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