Ofentse Mogawane

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Ofentse Mogawane
Personal information
Born (1982-02-20) February 20, 1982 (age 35)
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight 69 kg (152 lb)
Country  South Africa
Sport Athletics
Event(s) 4 × 400m Relay

Ofentse Mogawane (born 20 February 1982) is a South African sprinter who specializes in the 400 metres.


He finished sixth in the 2006 African Championships. He also competed at the 2005 World Championships and the 2006 Commonwealth Games without reaching the finals.

In 2007 Mogawane was found guilty of methylprednisolone doping. The sample was delivered on 22 June 2006 in an in-competition test in Algiers, Algeria. He received a public warning from the IAAF rather than a lengthy ban.[1]

Mogawane was included in South African team and ran in the 4 × 400 m relay at the World Championships in Daegu, South Korea. South Africa advanced to the finals with a national record time of 2 minutes 59.21 seconds, and took Silver in the final.[2]

At the 2012 Summer Olympics, Mogawane was part of the South African team in the 4x400 metres relay race first semifinal, where he ran the second leg. He fell and dislocated his shoulder when he collided with Kenya's Vincent Kiilu, resulting in South Africa's withdrawal from the race.[3] South Africa was passed into the final on appeal to the IAAF, due to interference from the Kenyan athlete who downed Mogawane. They were assigned the 9th lane[4] and finished in 8th place with their season's best time of 3:03.46.[5]

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  1. ^ "Doping Rule Violation". IAAF.org. 25 June 2007. Retrieved 2007-06-26. 
  2. ^ Gough, Martin (2 September 2011), World Athletics 2011: Oscar Pistorius wins relay silver, retrieved 8 September 2012 
  3. ^ New York Times, "Pistorius’s Relay Ends Before It Begins", Andrew Das, 9 August 2012
  4. ^ Newsday, "Oscar Pistorius, South Africa to run in 4x400-meter Olympic final on appeal", Associated Press, 9 August 2012
  5. ^ Greenberg, Chris (11 August 2012), Oscar Pistorius, South African 4x400M Relay Team Finish 8th As Bahamas Wins Gold, The Huffington Post, retrieved 22 August 2012 

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