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Tshenolo Lemao, a high school student just won the 100m final at the IAAF Under-18 World Championships in Nairobi, earning a world title first for SA!


Tshenolo Lemao is a rising star in the athletics world! Currently a student at TuksSport High School in Pretoria and only 17, he has a very bright future ahead of him!

South Africa has never had a world champion in a 100m event! Not at a junior level, which is where Tshenolo currently ranks or at a senior level either!

Tshenolo was joined by fellow South African Retshidisitswe Mlenga for the 100m race at the IAAF Under-18 World Championships in Nairobi. Both our boys made SA incredibly proud! They ran in wet and challenging conditions.

Tshenolo won the gold in 10.57, ahead of Mlenga, who came in second and got the silver in 10.61. Now South Africa has it’s first ever 100m Champion and a 100m runner-up!

“It was a great race to run. I was really excited going into it and I just wanted to go all out, I knew the conditions would be tough, but I told myself I needed to stay strong and focused, and just go.” – Tshenolo Lemao

South African Athletes have been a big talking point in the media lately! Our athletes are world class record-breaking superstars and Tshenolo is on the fast track to making a big name for himself! Remember him, pretty soon he will be everywhere!

Watch his big win below.

Sources: via The South African
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