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The bronze bomber

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BRONZE BEAUTY: Modukanele poised to pounce

For Team BW, one of the few highs from a largely disappointing Commonwealth Games in Birmingham was Lethabo Modukanele’s history-making exploits in the ring.

The diminutive 26-year-old punched her way into the record books in stunning style, securing a brilliant bronze to become the first female boxer to win a Commonwealth medal for Botswana.

In beating Sri Lanka’s Nadeeka Pushpamukari to a place on the podium, the Mahalapye native ended a 12-year drought for a BW boxing medal at the CW dating back to Delhi 2010.

Having only taken up the sport in 2016, when, as a student at the Univer...

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