Botswana at the 2008 Summer Olympics

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Botswana at the
2008 Summer Olympics
Flag of Botswana.svg
IOC code BOT
NOC Botswana National Olympic Committee
in Beijing
Competitors 12 in 3 sports
Flag bearer Samantha Paxinos (opening)
Khumiso Ikgopoleng (closing)
Medals
Gold Silver Bronze Total
0 0 0 0
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)

Botswana competed in the 2008 Summer Olympics which were held in Beijing, People's Republic of China from August 8 to August 24, 2008.

Athletics[edit]

Key
  • Note–Ranks given for track events are within the athlete's heat only
  • Q = Qualified for the next round
  • q = Qualified for the next round as a fastest loser or, in field events, by position without achieving the qualifying target
  • NR = National record
  • N/A = Round not applicable for the event
  • Bye = Athlete not required to compete in round
Men
Track & road events
Athlete Event Heat Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Onalenna Baloyi 800 m 1:47.89 4 N/A Did not advance
Ndabili Bashingili Marathon N/A 2:25:11 56
Fanuel Kenosi 200 m 21.09 5 Did not advance
Gakologelwang Masheto 400 m 46.29 8 N/A Did not advance
California Molefe DNS N/A Did not advance
Field events
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Distance Position Distance Position
Gable Garenamotse Long jump 7.95 11 q 7.85 9
Kabelo Kgosiemang High jump 2.20 =29 Did not advance
Women
Track & road events
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Amantle Montsho 400 m 50.91 2 Q 50.54 2 Q 51.18 8

Boxing[edit]

Botswana qualified two boxers for the Olympic boxing tournament. Ikgopoleng qualified in the bantamweight at the first African qualifying event.[1] Batshegi qualified in the featherweight at the second African event.[2]

Athlete Event Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Khumiso Ikgopoleng Bantamweight  Boyd (AUS)
W 18–8
 Mesbahi (MAR)
W RSC
 Badar-Uugan (MGL)
L 2–15
Did not advance
Thato Batshegi Featherweight  Izoria (GEO)
L 4–14
Did not advance

Swimming[edit]

Qualifiers for the latter rounds of all events were decided on a time only basis, therefore positions shown are overall results versus competitors in all heats.

Men
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
John Kamyuka 50 m freestyle 25.54 72 Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Samantha Paxinos 50 m freestyle 29.91 70 Did not advance

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1st AIBA African Olympic Boxing Qualifying Tournament". Aiba.org. Archived from the original on 2012-08-01. Retrieved 2012-05-19. 
  2. ^ "2nd AIBA African Olympic Boxing Qualifying Tournament". Aiba.org. 2008-03-29. Retrieved 2012-05-19.