Tshotlego Morama

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Tshotlego Morama
Medal record
Competitor for  Botswana
Paralympic athletics
Paralympic Games
Gold 2004 Athens 400 m

Tshotlego Morama, born in Lethakane in 1987,[1] is a Motswana Paralympic sprinter.

Representing Botswana at the 2004 Summer Paralympics in Athens, she won gold in the women's 400m sprint in the T46 disability category, setting a new world record in the process, with a time of 55.99.[2][3] She remains the only athlete ever to have represented Botswana at the Paralympics.[3]

Morama also won gold at the 2007 All-Africa Games, setting a new African record in the women's 200 metres.[4]

Morama was due to represent Botswana again at the 2008 Summer Paralympics in Beijing,[5] but ultimately did not compete,[3] having withdrawn prior to the Games due to injury.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Morama sets sights at next Olympics", Botswana Press Agency, October 5, 2004
  2. ^ IWAS website
  3. ^ a b c Botswana at the Paralympics, International Paralympic Committee
  4. ^ "No Chance For Karate At BNSC Awards?", The Botswana Gazette
  5. ^ "Tshotlego for Paralympics", Dailynews, Botswana government website, July 14, 2008
  6. ^ "Botswna locked out of Paralympics", Mmegi, 5 September 2008