Early exit for Lesotho reps
LESOTHO suffered yet another early exit from an international event after Tšepang Sello ( and hhereng hhereng were knocked out in the heats of the U00 metre, 100 and 200 metre events respectively at the on-going World
University Championships in Taipei, Taiwan on Wednesday.
Sello finished fourth in the female category while hhereng finished last in both 100 and 200 male heats.
Lesotho Universities and College Sports Association LUCSA President, hokolia Ramabele, said the duo did their best in the circumstances.
“This is a high level competition because most of the athletes who participated have represented their countries in major international competitions and it was not going to be easy for our athletes,” Ramabele said.
“They did all they could and we are proud of them and for their bravery to go out there and represent the country.
“The challenge is that we are not cooperating as sports associations and if we send athletes to a competition, the Lesotho Amateur Athletics Association just steps back and as long as this continues there will always be challenges.
“The other issue is the lack of funds to ensure our athletes compete regularly. We can’t expect any miracles from them until they are given enough support.”
He further said that the duo had to be assisted to build on the exposure they gained at the games.
“It is a fact that our chances of winning are limited if we send small numbers to competitions.
“I was talking to our head of delegation and he told me that the United States of America had a team of 500 athletes to this year’s competition but it is a challenge for us because we don’t have the money,” Ramabele said.