Mosito Lehata

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Mosito Lehata
Personal information
Born (1989-04-08) 8 April 1989 (age 29)
Ha Moima, Maseru, Lesotho
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)[1]
Weight 73 kg (161 lb)
Sport Athletics
Event(s) 200 metres
Coached by Stéphan Buckland

Mosito Lehata (born 8 April 1989 in Maseru) is a Mosotho athlete competing in sprinting events.[2] He is the current holder of the Lesotho national record for the 100-meter at 10.11 seconds, and has consistently won the national track championships on shorter tracks. He was eliminated in the first round of the men's 200 m event at the 2012 Summer Olympics. Lehata found success in the 200 m event at the 2013 World Championships in Athletics when he finished in the first round ahead of Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt and advanced to the semifinals. He set a new national record in the 200 m at the 2014 Commonwealth Games, finishing in 4th, four hundreths of a second behind the bronze medal winner.[1][3]

At the 2016 Summer Olympics, he competed in the 100 m and 200 m events. He finished 4th in his heat for the 100 m with a time of 10.25 seconds and did not qualify for the semifinals.[4] He finished 7th in his heat for the 200 m with a season best time of 20.65 seconds, but did not qualify for the semifinals.[5] He was the flagbearer for Lesotho during the Parade of Nations.[6]

Competition record[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Lesotho
2008 World Junior Championships Bydgoszcz, Poland 53rd (h) 100 m 11.09
2010 Commonwealth Games Delhi, India 25th (qf) 100 m 10.63
8th 200 m 21.13
2011 World Championships Daegu, South Korea 36th (h) 200 m 21.031
All-Africa Games Maputo, Mozambique 19th (sf) 200 m 21.91
2012 World Indoor Championships Istanbul, Turkey 28th (h) 60 m 7.00
African Championships Porto Novo, Benin 5th 100 m 10.40
7th 200 m 21.11
Olympic Games London, United Kingdom 36th (h) 200 m 20.74
2013 World Championships Moscow, Russia 23rd (sf) 200 m 20.68
2014 Commonwealth Games Glasgow, United Kingdom 4th 200 m 20.36
African Championships Marrakech, Morocco 8th (h) 200 m 20.942
2015 World Championships Beijing, China 48th (h) 200 m 21.43
African Games Brazzaville, Republic of the Congo 8th 100 m 10.56
2016 African Championships Durban, South Africa 2nd 100 m 10.04 (w)
Olympic Games Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 32nd (h) 100 m 10.25
49th (h) 200 m 20.65
2017 World Championships London, United Kingdom - 100 m DQ
2018 Commonwealth Games Gold Coast, Australia 27th (sf) 100 m 10.503

1Did not start in the semifinals

2Disqualified in the semifinals

3Did not finish in the semifinals

Personal bests[edit]




  1. ^ a b 2014 CWG bio
  2. ^ "Mosito Lehata". IAAF. Retrieved 30 June 2012. 
  3. ^ "IAAF: Lehata hopes to make history for Lesotho| News |". Retrieved 2018-01-23. 
  4. ^ "Rio 2016". Rio 2016. Archived from the original on 2016-08-26. Retrieved 2016-08-26. 
  5. ^ "Rio 2016". Rio 2016. Archived from the original on 2016-08-20. Retrieved 2016-08-26. 
  6. ^ "The Flagbearers for the Rio 2016 Opening Ceremony". 2016-08-16. Retrieved 2016-08-26.