It’s been a hectic two weeks for our young Batswana athletes across 10 different sporting codes. The Region 5 Youth Games 2018 which stated on the 6th of December 2018 are coming to an end today and it has been quite the journey.
The African Union Sports Commission Region 5 has it’s youth games every 2 years and this year Botswana was the host. The next rotation of the games that will see Botswana host will be in 20 years hence the tagline “MyTimeMyTurn”. The country, Botswana, fielded teams across all the different sporting codes, the best of what they have in BW and the teams did their best.
By the end of the 2 weeks, Botswana had amassed 33 medals in total and gained position 2 in the medals log coming second after South Africa that had amassed 48 medals in total. The next in line was Zimbabwe that had 25 medals, Mozambique with 17 medals, Angola with 16 medals, Lesotho with 11, Zambia with 9, Namibia with 18, Malawi with 3 and Swaziland with none. One may wonder how the count works and how other countries with less medals are above others. The medal count is weighted using gold medals meaning the country with most gold medals is placed first and those with less placed lower.