Gable Garenamotse

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Gable Garenamotse (born February 28, 1977 in Gumare, North-West) is a Botswana long jumper, who has won two silver medals at the Commonwealth Games.

In 1999 Garenamotse won the triple jump at the African Southern Region Championships, and participated in both long jump and triple jump at the World Championships. Having peaked at a 16.66 metres jump that year, a national record, he decided to concentrate on long jump from thereon. His first international medal was a bronze at the 21st Universiade in 2001.

At the 2002 Commonwealth Games in Manchester Garenamotse placed second. He competed at the 2004 Olympics, without reaching the final. He repeated the second place four years later at the 2006 Commonwealth Games, setting a national record of 8.17 metres. In August the same year he improved to 8.27 metres.[1] He won the gold medal at the 2007 All-Africa Games.

Gable Garenamotse did not reach the final at the 2007 World Championships, but finished fourth at the 2008 World Indoor Championships, seventh at the 2008 African Championships[2] and ninth at the 2008 Olympic Games.

Competition record[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Botswana
1996 World Junior Championships Sydney, Australia 30th (q) Long jump 6.92 m (wind: -0.4 m/s)
14th (q) Triple jump 15.32 m
1998 Commonwealth Games Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 6th Triple jump 16.05 m
1999 World Championships Seville, Spain 42nd (q) Long jump 7.28 m
38th (q) Triple jump 15.53 m
All-Africa Games Johannesburg, South Africa 11th Long jump 7.19 m
6th Triple jump 15.70 m
2001 Universiade Beijing, China 3rd Long jump 7.99 m
2002 Commonwealth Games Manchester, United Kingdom 2nd Long jump 7.91 m
African Championships Radès, Tunisia 8th Long jump 7.80 m (w)
2003 World Championships Paris, France 29th (q) Long jump 7.57 m
All-Africa Games Abuja, Nigeria 5th Long jump 7.82 m
2004 World Indoor Championships Budapest, Hungary 18th (q) Long jump 7.68 m
Olympic Games Athens, Greece 25th (q) Long jump 7.78 m
2006 Commonwealth Games Melbourne, Australia 2nd Long jump 8.17 m
African Championships Bambous, Mauritius 6th 4 × 100 m relay 41.20
4th Long jump 8.02 m
2007 All-Africa Games Algiers, Algeria 1st Long jump 8.08 m
World Championships Osaka, Japan 20th (q) Long jump 7.77 m
2008 World Indoor Championships Valencia, Spain 4th Long jump 7.93 m
African Championships Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 7th Long jump 7.84 m
Olympic Games Beijing, China 9th Long jump 7.85 m
2009 World Championships Berlin, Germany 7th Long jump 8.06 m
2010 World Indoor Championships Doha, Qatar 15th (q) Long jump 7.73 m