Tebogo powers to World Under-20 record

Letsile Tebogo PIC: MONIRUL BHUIYAN
Letsile Tebogo PIC: MONIRUL BHUIYAN

Letsile Tebogo has proven that he has the fastest legs when he broke the World Under-20 record during the Gaborone International Meet World Athletics Continental Tour-Bronze held on Saturday at the National Stadium.

Tebogo powered to the finish line stopping the clock at 9.96 in 100m. The 19 year-old has also set a new national record. The World Under-20 record had stood since 2014 and was set by Trayvon Bromell. Tebogo delivered a personal best (PB) and claimed the bragging rights of being the first Motswana to run 100m in 100 seconds.

The sprint sensation has stamped his ticket to Oregon World Athletics Championships in July. Namibian champion, Christine Mboma had an easy day in the office. She ran a World lead of 21.87 in the women’s 200m at the National Stadium less than an hour after running African Under-20 record time of 10.97 in the 100m. Mboma is the first Under-20 athlete in history to go Sub -11/22 on the same day.

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