Commonwealth Games champion signs with Newton Sports Agency

Newton Sports Agency today announced the signing of Commonwealth Games 800m champion Nijel Amos, who is on the brink of an exciting new phase of his phenomenal international career.

The 21-year-old from Botswana set the athletics world alight last year when he powered his way past Kenyan superstar David Rudisha to win Gold at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland. Amos finished the 2014 season as World Number 1 ranked 800m athlete. His phenomenal performance comes on the back of his Silver at the 2012 London Olympic Games; Gold at the 2014 African Championships and the was crowned overall IAAF Diamond League Champion.

Under the terms of the exclusive multi-year agreement, Newton Sports Agency will represent Amos with his global strategy through marketing, endorsements and appearances.

“I think what Newton Sports Agency has built across Africa in the past few years is really dynamic and I feel like it’s the right fit for me as a professional,” Amos said. “My focus is to continue to improve my performances over the next few years and with 2016 Rio Olympic Games around the corner I would like to maximise my exposure.”

“An elite athlete needs a professional management team and Newton Sports Agency has done exceptional work for Olympic athletes. I chose them because I want to know that my commercial interests and profile are in good hands while I concentrate on the track.”

Lee-Roy Newton Managing Director of Newton Sports Agency said the firm was privileged to be part of Amos’ team.

“He has set the wold of track and field alight in the past two years and we are very excited for what he will be achieving internationally in the coming years,” he said.

“The rivalry between Nijel and David Rudisha is one of the most anticipated events over the next few months. And just like the rivalry between Sebastian Coe and Steve Ovett raised the profile of middle distance running in the 80’s we expect these two athletes to bring the glory days back to the track.”

Fact Box

Name: Nijel Amos, Botswana (800m)
Born: 15 March 1994, Marobela, Botswana
Lives: Potchefstroom, South Africa
Weight: 62kg
Coach: John Verster
Personal Bests
800m: 1:41.73 NR (2012)
Career Highlights
2010 1st Southern African Youth Championships 1000m(Gaborone) 2:26.92
2010 2nd Southern African Youth Championships 3000m(Gaborone) 8:33.93
2010 3rd African Youth Games 1000m (Rabat) 2:25.21
2011 3rd African Junior Championships 800m (Gaborone) 1:47.38
2011 5th IAAF World Youth Championships 800m (Lille) 1:47.28
2011 3rd Commonwealth Youth Games 800m (Douglas) 1:51.07
2012 1st World Junior Championships 800m (Barcelona) 1:43.79
2012 2nd Olympic Games 800m (London) 1:41.73
2013 1st Universiade 800m (Kazan) 1:46.53
2014 1st Commonwealth Games 800m (Glasgow) 1:45.18
2014 1st African Championships (Marrakesh) 1:48.54
Source: www.iaaf.org