Letsile Tebogo of Botswana is the 100m World Junior Champion
Letsile Tebogo Breaks World Junior 100m Record Again 9.94 (Jul 16, 2022)
Letsile Tebogo, 19, just won heat 5 of the men’s 100m in Eugene with timing of 9.94s + 1.1, breaking his own World Junior Record (WJR). He did this by beating Yohan Blake, who finished in 10.04s, and Aaron Brown, who finished in 10.05s.
I simply adored Tebogo’s ability to launch himself extremely low and maintain composure as Blake, who had much more expertise, advanced on him. The 2011 World Champion is Blake. I predict Tebogo will score less than 9.90 and might even place in the top 3 in the finals.
Tebogo had previously broken the world Junior Record with 9.96 at the Gaborone International Meet on April 30 2022 in Botswana with a 9.96 +1.9 clocking. At the time breaking the world junior record of Trayvon Bromell in 2014 at the US Outdoor Championships.
The scary thing is that Tebogo who is born on 7 June 2003 is young enough to defend his Junior title in Cali, Colombia next month at the World Junior Championships.
7 Guys broke 10 seconds in the heats. Tebogo qualified 4th fastest time. 24 Men advanced to the Semi-Finals. These included Fred Kerley USA who ran 9.79 the Olympic silver medalist, Olympic Champion Marcell Lamont Jacobs Italy, and former world Champions Yohan Blake (Jamaica) and Christian Coleman (USA).
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.
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