Letsile Tebogo of Botswana 18-year-old Clocks 10.14!
Letsile Tebogo clocked 10.14 (+0.8) m/s in the U20 Division of the Botswana Nationals at Gaborone on February 21. The 18-year-old born in 2003 broke Isaac Makawala’s senior national record of 10.20 set in 2014.
Tebogo attributed his success to the contributions made by his former coach Mogomotsi Otsetswe and also his current coach Kebonemodisa Koatshabe.
His mark puts him as the fastest in the world this year in the senior ranks and the top Junior Qualifier for the World Junior Championships in Nairobi, Kenya, later this year. Brume of Nigeria, who was only 15 at the time, led the qualifiers for World Juniors with an impressive 10.27.
Tebogo’s previous PB was 10.49 set last year at the UBAC Meet on March 14, 2020. He has run 20.71 last year also for the 200m at the same meet.