Botswana’s rising star sprint on Tuesday night Lesile Tebogo She broke the U20 world record with a time of 9.91 seconds in the 100m final at the U20 World Athletics Championships in Cali, Colombia. The 19-year-old could have run faster, but he was celebrating his final 30m to win his second consecutive gold medal at the U20s.
This is the third time Tebogo has broken the U20 100m world record this season. Tebogo set a national record for Botswana and her U20 record when he set a personal best time of 9.94 seconds in her 100m heat at the 2022 World Athletics Championships in Eugene . He reached the semifinals in his first senior championship, but failed to qualify for the final in Oregon.
Many compare Tebogo to a Jamaican truck legend usain boltHe was celebrating early when he won the first of eight Olympic gold medals at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. break next year On the same track as 9.58.
After Tebogo won the gold medal, he spoke at an early celebration in the mixed media zone. “The goal was to enjoy the race,” said Tebogo. “I’m sorry if I offend anyone or feel disrespectful.”
Track fans online speculated that Tebogo could have posted times in the 9.70 to 9.80 range had he not celebrated.
The intention of his celebration was to remind everyone of what Usain Bolt did back then.
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