Botswana at the 2008 Summer Paralympics

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Botswana at the
2008 Summer Paralympics
Flag of Botswana.svg
IPC codeBOT
NPCParalympic Association of Botswana
in Beijing
Competitors0 in 0 sports
Medals
Ranked -th
Gold
0
Silver
0
Bronze
0
Total
0
Summer Paralympics appearances

Botswana was due to a delegation to compete at the 2008 Summer Paralympics in Beijing.

Tshotlego Morama, who had won gold in the women's 400m sprint in the T46 disability category at the Athens Paralympics, was due to be the country's only representative.[1] However, she withdrew prior to the Games due to injury and, shortly before the Games began, it was announced the country's (unspecified) other athletes, who might have replaced her, had been "rejected by organisers because they do not meet the qualifying criteria", namely having participated in international events.[2]

The official website of the International Paralympic Committee does not even list Morama as a non-starter, and considers that Botswana did not take part in the 2008 Games.[3] [4]

Athletics[edit]

Women
Athlete Class Event Heats Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Points Rank
Tshotlego Morama T46 100 m Did not start


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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tshotlego for Paralympics" Archived 2011-08-13 at the Wayback Machine, Dailynews, Botswana government website, July 14, 2008
  2. ^ "Botswna locked out of Paralympics", Mmegi, 5 September 2008
  3. ^ Botswana at the Paralympics, International Paralympic Committee
  4. ^ "Results: Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games: Athletics: Women's 100 m T46", International Paralympic Committee