Prudence Sekgodiso is Setting the Track Alight Ahead of Paris Olympics

Prudence Sekgodiso has sent out a stern warning to her competitors ahead of the 2024 Olympic Games. The 22-year-old was in sublime form as she achieved a personal best time in the 800m race at a league meet in Tshwaneon Saturday, 2 March 2024. She finished the race in a time of 1:58:05 as she booked her ticket to Paris. The results mean that Sekgodiso now becomes the second fastest woman in the event, only behind the great Caster Semenya. Photo: Team South Africa on X

Track sensation Prudence Sekgodiso has sent out a stern warning to her competitors ahead of the 2024 Olympic Games. The 22-year-old was in sublime form as she achieved a personal best time in the 800m race at a league meet on Saturday, 2 March 2024 in Tshwane. 

Sekgodiso covered the distance in a time of 1:58:05 to book her ticket to Paris, the results meaning that Sekgodiso now becomes the second fastest woman in the 800m, only behind the great Caster Semenya. 

Botswana’s Oratile Nowe was her closest competitor in the race as she finished second in a time of 2:00.22, two seconds behind the winning Sekgodiso. Aviwe Hoboloshe was third and ended a further eight seconds behind, clocking in at 2:06.67. 

This performance will certainly hold Sekgodiso in good stead as she looks to make her mark on the Olympic stage. 

She famously qualified for the semi-finals of the 800m in the World Athletics Championship in Budapest in 2023, however, a fall saw her finish last in that race, which meant she missed out on a place in the final. 

She vowed to not give up after that setback and she has certainly lived up to that. 

A proud Sekgodiso posted a picture of herself on her Instagram account to mark her historic PB time, confirming that she will be at the Games in August. This post was met with nothing but praise and motivation for the track star where one user said: “Paris doesn’t know what’s coming. Let’s get it!!!!”

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The  #gsport18 Emerging Athlete finalist is garnering the right kind of excitement, something she has become somewhat accustomed to having been incredibly successful on the national front as well as on the continent. 

Sekgodiso has a magnificent record at home as a six-time national champion. She also has a fair amount of success in Africa which began with a bronze in the 800m at the 2018 African Youth Games in Algiers. In 2019 she bagged the gold at the African U18 Championships, and in 2022 she won another bronze at the African Championships. 


Photo Caption: Prudence Sekgodiso has sent out a stern warning to her competitors ahead of the 2024 Olympic Games. The 22-year-old was in sublime form as she achieved a personal best time in the 800m race at a league meet in Tshwaneon Saturday, 2 March 2024. She finished the race in a time of 1:58:05 as she booked her ticket to Paris. The results mean that Sekgodiso now becomes the second fastest woman in the event, only behind the great Caster Semenya. Photo: Team South Africa on X

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