Amos at Mannheim Competition 2012
15 March 1994 |
|Height||1.79 m (5 ft 10 1⁄2 in)|
|Weight||60 kg (130 lb)|
|Event(s)||400 metres, 800 metres|
|Achievements and titles|
|Personal best(s)||400 metres: 45.66
800 metres: 1:41.73 WJR
Amos is from Marobela Village in the North Eastern part of Botswana. He went to Shangano Community Junior Secondary School (2007–2009) in Nshakazhogwe and Tutume McConnel Community College (2010–2012).
At the 2011 African Junior Athletics Championships, Amos ran a Botswana Junior Record time of 1:47.28. Further improving on his record, Amos finished fifth in the 800 metres at the 2011 World Youth Championships in Athletics. In 2012 he improved his National Senior Record to 1:43.11 during a race in Mannheim. He became champion at the 2012 World Junior Championships in Athletics, finishing in a new championship record of 1:43.79. In the 2012 Summer Olympics, Amos won a silver medal in the men's 800 m race, the first Olympic medal for his country. His time of 1:41.73 established a new World Junior Record behind the new World Record set by David Rudisha and is tied with Sebastian Coe for the third fastest individual ever.
- All-Athletics. "Profile of Nijel Amos".
- "Nijel Amos of Botswana wins silver, Timothy Kitum of Kenya wins bronze in men's 800-meter race - london2012.com". Retrieved 9 August 2012.