Tebogo reveals grand plans to silence Noah Lyles and co at Paris Olympics

Letsile Tebogo and Noah Lyles at World Championships in Budapest. PC - GettyImages

ATHLETICS Tebogo reveals grand plans to silence Noah Lyles and co at Paris Olympics

Joel Omotto 21:47 - 22.03.2024

Botswana sprint sensation Letsile Tebogo has disclosed how he plans to stay in top shape to ensure he beats his 100m and 200m rivals to claim gold at the Paris 2024 Olympics.

Botswana sprint sensation Letsile Tebogo is impressed by his good start to the season as he looks to win gold in 100m and 200m at the Paris 2024 Olympics.

Tebogo has been in fine form, smashing the 300m world record by running 30.69 in Pretoria in February, before running a personal best 44.29 in 400m at the ASA Grand Prix in the same South African city this week.

That has given him confidence that he is on the right patch to conquering his rivals at the Olympics, coming after he had put in a lot of work in the gym.

Now, he wants to take a little break before embarking on the Diamond League season, which starts on April 20, where he feels he will be able to gauge his level of preparedness.

"My plan is to rest for a week or two. My performance [on Monday] shows that the speed is there,” said Tebogo.

“Everything is going according to plan. I want to compete in Diamond League Meets so that I get used to other top athletes. That will also assist me to be confident when I meet them at the Olympics.”

Part of Tebogo’s readiness for the Olympics will involve missing an opportunity to run at home during the Botswana Golden Grand Prix on April 14 as it will come just six days before the Diamond League season opener in Xiamen.

Despite meeting the Olympic qualifying mark for 400m in Pretoria, Tebogo is unlikely to sign up for the race in Paris with his focus being 100m and 200m which he won silver and bronze respectively at the 2023 World Championships in Budapest, Hungary.

World champion Noah Lyles is seen as the favourite to claim gold in both 100m and 200m at the Olympics but 20-year-old Tebogo is among a host of rivals set to give him a run for his money, with the Botswanan not a pushover given his remarkable form and consistency.

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