Participants

Nijel AMOS

Nijel AMOS
    Athletics
Birth Date:  15 Mar 1994
Place of Birth:  Marobela
Country of birth:  BOT
Age:  24
Gender:   Men

Weight (Kg):  0

Events and Medals


Sport Event Rank
ATH Athletics Men's 800m 8
Men's 4 x 400m Relay 1

Nijel AMOS - Schedule


Schedule
Time Event Status
Tue, 10 Apr 10:38
Men's 800m Round 1 - Heat 2
Finished
Thu, 12 Apr 22:13
Gold Medal Event Men's 800m Final
Finished
Fri, 13 Apr 12:05
Men's 4 x 400m Relay Round 1 - Heat 1
Finished
Sat, 14 Apr 17:07
Gold Medal Event Men's 4 x 400m Relay Final
Finished

Biographical Information


Highlights
Commonwealth Games
YearLocationEventRankResult
2014 Glasgow, SCO Men's 800m 1 1:45.18

Olympic Games
YearLocationEventRankResult
2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA Men's 800m 7r1h5 1:50.46
2012 London, GBR Men's 800m 2 1:41.73

World Championships
YearLocationEventRankResult
2017 London, GBR Men's 800m 5 1:45.83
2017 London, GBR Men's 4 x 400m Relay 7r1h2 3:04.02
2015 Beijing, CHN Men's 800m 3s2 1:47.96
2015 Beijing, CHN Men's 4 x 400m Relay 5r1h2 2:59.95

Nickname: Zoro (botswanayouth.com, 11 Mar 2016)
Hobbies

Listening to music, making music, DJing (IAAF, 05 Sep 2014)


Occupation: Athlete, student
Education: Sports science at North-West University, South Africa
Languages spoken: English, Spanish
Coach

PERSONAL: Jean VERSTER (RSA) from 2013 (IAAF.org, Aug 2017)


Injuries

Tore right hamstring in April 2013. Despite winning gold in 800m at Kazan 2013 World University Games, was still struggling with the injury and ended his season early, missing Moscow 2013 World Championships. (IAAF, 08 Jun 2015; IAAF, 05 Sep 2014)


Reason: "I grew up as a football player. I started properly doing athletics when I finished high school in 2011. That's when I decided, 'yeah, I can do this professionally'." (IAAF, 05 Sep 2014)
Memorable: Silver medal in 800m at London 2012 Olympic Games. (Athlete, 11 Aug 2016)
Hero: Namibian sprinter Frankie FREDERICKS and middle-distance runner Wilson KIPKETER (DEN). (IAAF, 08 Jun 2015; runafricadotcom.wordpress.com, 28 May 2013)
Additional information

CREAM OF THE CROP
First athlete representing Botswana to claim a medal in any sport at Olympic Games when he took 800m silver at London 2012. Reward from the government included six cows. (bbc.co.uk, 04 Feb 2014)


HONOURS
Botswana's flagbearer at Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremony. (Games News Service, 24 Jul 2014)
Flagbearer at the Opening Ceremony of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games. (GC2018, 3 Apr 2018)


Social Media

Legend

Gold: Gold
Silver: Silver
Bronze: Bronze
Gold Medal Event: Gold Medal Event
Bronze Medal Event: Bronze Medal Event

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