16 year old local swimmer James Freeman who is based in Pretoria has bagged a first bronze medal for Botswana at the on going Commonwealth games held at the Bahamas. He was competing in a 1500m freestyle swim.
Freeman has been representing the country well in most competitions, he has broken records before and we believe he shall bring home a gold.
In 2015, he won the South African national 3km open water championship in the 13-year-old age group and won many medals regionally. Freeman said one of the highlights of his career was winning a silver medal in the 100m freestyle at the African Junior Championships held in Egypt in 2015.
Bahamas hosting 71 countries at the sixth annual Commonwealth Youth Games from July 18 to 23, 2017. The Games are a unique and empowering opportunity to celebrate and engage young people on the playing field.
Botswana is being represented by 14 athletes across 4 sports codes aged between 15 and 18 years, being athletics, boxing, and swimming and for the first time in history a cycling team will be compete and Freeman is the first to get a medal.