The search for the fastest poler in the Okavango Delta ended on Saturday with the crowning of Lasty Kedisa, aged 25 from Boro at the Nkashi Classic 2023 held at Sedie Hotel.
Kedisa emerged the fastest in the male category with a time of 11.24, effectively becoming the fastest across all the categories. This earned him the title of the fastest poler in the Okavango Delta, and a prize money of P40 000.
This brought to an end the months long process which Nkashi Classic organisers Botswana Wild Bird Trust engaged in to select fastest polers from across the Okavango Delta in the heats that would lead up to the finale.
The finals, consisted different categories that included the males, females, female veterans, male veterans, and doubles.
Kedisa’s journey to the coveted prize has been consistent over the two previous editions, having attained position 2, consecutively in Maun and Seronga respectively. In 2018, while aged only 20, at the inaugural Nkashi Classic, he got position 2, behind Ralf. Last year in Seronga, he again settled for the second sport after Bokspits from Seronga beat him to the coveted title.
Meanwhile Kgololo Boeng from Etsha 13 emerged position 1 in the female category with time of 13.00, Thomologo Gaboyo from Boro got positon 1 in the female veterans with the time of 15.03, Adam Kapinga from Nxamasere got position 1 in the male veteran category with the time of 12:59, while Moshupa and Nkeletsang aged 45 and 49 respectively got position 1 with 10:35 mins in the doubles category.