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Motsapi Moorosi

Full name: Motsapi Moorosi
Gender: Male
Height: 5-6.5 (170 cm)
Weight: 137 lbs (62 kg)
Born: May 4, 1945
Died: February 8, 2013 in Maseru, Maseru, Lesotho
Country: LES Lesotho
Sport: Athletics

Biography

Motsapi Moorosi was the first Olympic athlete from Lesotho, competing at the 1972 Olympics. A top African sprinter for the era, he qualified for the quarter-finals in the 200 metres. Moorosi later became an athletics coach, coaching the Lesotho team at the Commonwealth Games and the All-African Games. He also worked at President Brand Gold Mine as a sports trainer in the recreation office. Moorosi later served the Ministry of Education under the Lesotho Sports Council helping with the development of athletes. He also conducted workshops and coaching clinics. Moorosi eventually went into the business world, founding Pro Shop Sports, and was a founder of the Coca-Cola primary football under-12 boys tournament.

Personal Bests\: 100 – 10.2 (1971); 200 – 20.90 (1972).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1972 Summer 27 München Athletics Men's 100 metres Lesotho LES 6 h6 r1/4
1972 Summer 27 München Athletics Men's 200 metres Lesotho LES 5 h4 r2/4

Men's 100 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(A) L
1972 Summer 27 München Athletics Lesotho Round One Heat Six 6 10.74 6

Men's 200 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(A) L
1972 Summer 27 München Athletics Lesotho Quarter-Finals Heat Four 5 20.90 4
1972 Summer 27 München Athletics Lesotho Round One Heat Three 4 QU 21.15 6
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