Amantle Montsho

Botswana track and field athlete

Amantle Montsho (born July 4, 1983) is a sprinter from Botswana who specializes in the 400 metres. She represented her country at the 2004 and 2008 Summer Olympics, reaching the final at the latter edition. She was the first woman to represent Botswana at the Olympics. She has also competed at the World Championships in Athletics and the IAAF World Indoor Championships, and she is the former World Champion over the 400m, winning with a personal best time of 49.56 in Daegu.

Amantle Montsho at the 2011 Bislett Games



"Simply the Greatest" (2020)


Simply the greatest (April 7, 2020)

  • You must have goals and set targets to achieve them.
  • Refrain from things that will ruin your career.
  • Invest for the future and do not lose focus. In life you should know what you want then it will not be easy for someone to shift your focus.
  • "It was always exciting to represent my country on the international stage. Imagine the adrenaline rush when I step on the track knowing that all eyes are on me. That made it extra special. I had fans from all over the world but the support back home was the best"
  • "There is no Amantle Montsho without the people"
  • "Age has caught up, and only God knows how much my heart fills with excitement for every moment I represented Botswana and Africa at large"
  • "To taste God’s air, the adrenaline rush on track, thousands of people all eyes on me, fans chanting a name not friendly to a foreign tongue, ‘It’s Amantle Moncho from Botswana!"
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