Enriqueta Basilio at the 1968 Olympics
|Born||23 March 1942 (age 73)
Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico
|Height||1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)|
|Weight||59 kg (130 lb)|
|Achievements and titles|
|Personal best(s)||12.3 (100 m, 1968)
55.0 (400 m, 1968)
11.20 (80 m/h, 1968).
Norma Enriqueta Basilio, also known as Queta Basilio (born July 15, 1948) is a Mexican track and field athlete. She made history by being the first woman to light the Olympic Cauldron. She was the last torch-bearer of the 19th Summer Olympic Games in Mexico City on October 12, 1968.
She was a national athletics champion in 80 metres hurdles and finished seventh in this event at the 1967 Pan American Games. At the 1968 Olympics she was eliminated in the heats of the 400 m, 80 m hurdles and 4×100 m relay events. Later she was part of the 2004 Olympic torch relay when it was passing through Mexico City.
- Enriqueta Basilio. Sports Reference. Retrieved on 2014-05-05.
- The Mexican Legislative Branch Official Website
- Sánchez Hidalgo, "Nuestros Juegos México 68", Published by "Comité Olímpico Mexicano" (Mexican Olympic Committee). 2003
- Mexican Olympic Committee "Memoria México 68"
- Mention in Time magazine article '68 Olympics:
|Final Summer Olympic Torchbearer
Mexico City 1968