8 April 1989|
Ha Moima, Maseru, Lesotho
|Height||1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)|
|Weight||73 kg (161 lb)|
|Coached by||Stéphan Buckland|
Mosito Lehata (born 8 April 1989 in Maseru) is a Mosotho athlete competing in sprinting events. 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.
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. 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. He was the flagbearer for Lesotho during the Parade of Nations.
1Did not start in the semifinals
2Disqualified in the semifinals
3Did not finish in the semifinals
- 60 metres – 7.00 (Istanbul 2012)
- 2014 CWG bio
- "Mosito Lehata". IAAF. Retrieved 30 June 2012.
- "IAAF: Lehata hopes to make history for Lesotho| News | iaaf.org". iaaf.org. Retrieved 2018-01-23.
- "Rio 2016". Rio 2016. Archived from the original on 2016-08-26. Retrieved 2016-08-26.
- "Rio 2016". Rio 2016. Archived from the original on 2016-08-20. Retrieved 2016-08-26.
- "The Flagbearers for the Rio 2016 Opening Ceremony". 2016-08-16. Retrieved 2016-08-26.
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