since the return of Usain BoltThe athletics world is trying to determine who would naturally replace the Jamaican sprinter who conquered the world and was crowned Olympic champion in the 100m at three consecutive Olympics. This Tuesday, as part of the U20 World Cup which will take place in Cali, Colombia, the name of a young man who charmed everyone with his resemblance emerged: Letsile Tebogo,
19 year old athlete botswana You He won the gold medal clocking 9.91 seconds. Like this in the test definition, Build your own brand which he had achieved twice so far in 2022: in April this year he recorded 9.96 in a competition in his home country and a few weeks earlier, as part of the Senior World Cup in Eugene, USA, he scored 9.94 in his . The first series to qualify for the semi-finals of the tournament.
With a response of 0.129 seconds after the start of the game – he was the fastest at the start – Tebogo took over the test and flew ahead Bouwahjgie Nkrumie (Jamaica), who broke his country’s under-20 record with a time of 10.02 seconds. finished third in the final South Africa Benjamin Richardson (10.12). With long strides in the best bolster style, the athlete from Botswana took advantage of the last 25 meters of the race to look sideways.In a classic move in which he tried to emulate his biggest idol and background.
“I looked at the fans and wanted to remind them of what Bolt had done in the past. He’s my role model, who I look up to. If anyone found this offensive, I’m so sorry.Tebogo said after the trial in connection with Jamaica’s weakness in the final part of the trial.
How did you respond when asked if you used to run at a pace for the last few meters? “I think I must have done 9.80”, noted the African athlete. “We have other races ahead of us, we didn’t want to go that far. I’m a junior and we had to leave it here to beat the next generation.
As the U20 World Championship approaches, Tebogo was clearly the favorite, In the last edition of the event to be held in Nairobi in 2021, he won silver in the 100m with a time of 10.19 seconds and in the 200m with a score of 20.38. Last June, he stood out again after winning the same event of the African Championship with a best time (20.26).
“I saw that my rivals were afraid of me, but I was also afraid of them. When the blow went off, I had to make sure I had the best start of my life and I did. I hadn’t expected the celebration, but as soon as I took the first step, I knew the title was mine. I wasn’t worried about the weather. Don’t look.”Tebogo analyzed the race.
It’s the second time a runner under 20 has lost 10 seconds in the world’s fastest race in athletics. the other was American Trayvon Bromel, the current senior World Cup world champion, having run 9.97 in 2014. But there is a case born in Botswana, which cannot even be compared to his idol Bolt, because the Jamaican has no never run 100 meters. who was approaching the age of 21. This was a prelude to his big global presence at Beijing 2008.
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