Footage of Botswana Sprinter Letsile Tebogo Showboating Like Usain Bolt to U20 100m Glory Emerges

Footage of Botswana Sprinter Letsile Tebogo Showboating Like Usain Bolt to U20 100m Glory Emerges

Godwin Nii Armah Tagoe
updated at April 12, 2023 at 8:08 PM
  • Letsile Tebogo smashed his World U20 100m record when he clocked 9.91 seconds to claim gold at the World Athletics U20 Championships in Cali, Colombia
  • The young sprinter from Botswana caught the attention of the world with his confident celebration en route to the 100m glory
  • Dubbed the 'next Usain Bolt' the 19-year-old sprinter has been tipped for exploits following his explosiveness at the youth level

Botswana sprint sensation Letsile Tebogo channelled his inner Usain Bolt as he cruised to World Athletics U20 Championships glory.

The 19-year-old sprinter, who participated in the 100-meter race, defended his crown as the fastest human under the age of 20 in style when he set a stunning record of 9.91 seconds.

Tebogo, whose theatrics and athleticism has drawn comparisons with the legendary Usain Bolt, took a leaf out of the book of the Jamaican when he finished the 100m dash in record time while showboating at the twilight of the race.

Letsile Tebogo, World Athletics U20 Championships, Usain Bolt, 100m, race, record
Botswana sprinter Letsile Tebogo defended his World Athletics U20 100m title in style when he broke his own record on Tuesday, August 2. Photo credit: @AfricaFactsZone
Source: Twitter

In a video posted on Twitter, sighted by Sports Brief, Letsile Tebogo, the defending 100m U20 champion, was quick off the blocks and swiftly by-passed his opponents with ease before widening the gap towards the tail end of the race.

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But it was at the end of the race, Tebogo brought back nostalgic feelings of prime Usain Bolt as he cheekily turned back, looking in the face of his closest rival to end the race in style.

He crossed the line way ahead of Nkrumie in second place (10.02) and South Africa’s Benjamin Richardson (10.12), while Thailand’s Puripol Bonsoon (10.12) missed out on a medal by a thousandth of a second in fourth place.

Wholesome video shows the humility of legendary Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that despite his unrivalled success in sprinting, Usain Bolt loved people and always treated them as equals during his long and illustrious career.

A video doing rounds on social media spotted by Sports Brief shows Bolt interacting and fist-bumping the officials on the tracks before his races always began.

Bolt was often in a relaxed mood, smiling at the officials, making light talk before either hi-fiving or fist-bumping them in an apparent gesture to recognise the work they do.

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Godwin Nii Armah Tagoe
Godwin Nii Armah Tagoe is a Ligue 1, Bundesliga, and La Liga editor with five-year experience. He previously worked with Sports Corna and 360SportsGH.