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Letsile Tebogo of Botswana is the 100m World Junior Champion

Letsile Tebogo of Botswana is the 100m World Junior Champion

Botswana star Letsile Tebogo smashes his world U20 100m record, clocking 9.91 (0.8m/s) to retain his title, at the World Athletics U20 Championships in Cali, Colombia.
Tebogo also broke his world junior record yet again which he had run 9.94 in heats of the World Championships a few weeks ago.
Not since Usain Bolt has men’s sprints had an athlete with the same charisma and energy as Tebogo in the sport of Athletics. He is a very possible 2024 Olympic 100m Champion and will probably go 9.6-9.7 in the next few years.
We will be seeing Letsile Tebogo in the NCAA soon!
The World U-20 Record holder over 100m announced that he’ll be competing for the University of Oregon at the WA press conference today in Cali.

 

9.91Letsile Tebogo U20 record
10.02Bouwahjgie Nkrumie NU20
10.12Benjamin Richardson
10.12Puripol Boonson
10.14Muhd Azeem Fahmi
10.24Hiroki Yanagita
10.24Laurenz Colbert
10.32Reynaldo Espinosa

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).

Full Results can be viewed here


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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