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Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Team Lesotho’s Rio 2016 schedule

Moroke Mokhotho will begin Lesotho's
Rio 2016 campaign
The first Lesotho athlete to taste action at the Rio 2016 Olympics will be boxer Inkululeko Suntele when he faces Tunisia’s Bilel Mhamdi in the early hours of Friday morning. Suntele, who will compete in the 52 kilograms flyweight class, will box in the round of 32 clash at 03:15 CAT on Friday.

The winner of the Suntele-Mhamdi bout will meet Argentina’s Alberto Ezequiel Melian or Ghana’s Abdul Omar on Monday in the round of 16.

Suntele’s fight will launch Team Lesotho’s Rio 2016 campaign.

On Saturday, Lesotho’s leading man and flag bearer Mosito Lehata will hit the track when the 100 metres preliminary heats get underway.

After that, Suntele’s boxing teammate Moroke Mokhotho will get his turn in the ring when he meets Achraf Kharroubi of Morocco on Sunday morning. Should Mokhotho advance he will face Cuba’s Yosbany Veitia in the next round of the 52kg flyweight competition.

With most of Team Lesotho involved in the athletics programme, the majority of the action for Lesotho will take place in the second week of the Olympic Games.

Team Lesotho, Events and Dates:

Athlete: Moroke Jeremia Mokhotho (Boxing)
Date of Birth: November 12, 1990 (Age 25)
Events: Boxing Men’s Fly (52 kg)
Dates: Sunday, 14 August - Round of 32 v Achraf Kharroubi (Morocco), 04:00
Athlete: Inkululeko Suntele (Boxing)
Date of Birth: April 30, 1994 (Age 22)
Events: Boxing Men’s Bantam (56 kg)
Dates: Friday, 12 August - Round of 32 v Bilel Mhamdi (Tunisia), 03:15

Athlete: Tšepang Sello (Athletics)
800 metres runner Tšepang Sello
Date of Birth: February 23, 1997 (Age 19)
Events: Athletics Women’s 800 metres
Dates: Wednesday, 17 August – Women’s 800m Round 1 Heats (starting 20:55)

Athlete: Namakoe Nkhasi (Athletics)
Date of Birth: January 10, 1993 (Age 23)
Events: Athletics Men’s 5000 metres
Dates: Wednesday, 17 August – Men’s 5000m Round 1 Heats (starting 15:05)

Athlete: Mosito Lehata (Athletics)
Date of Birth: April 08, 1989 (Age 27)
Height and Weight: 1.77 metres - 69 kg
Athletics Men’s 100 metres
Athletics Men’s 200 metres
Saturday, 13 August – Men’s 100m Preliminary Round Heats (starting 19:30)
Tuesday, 16 August – Men’s 200m Round 1 Heats (starting 21:50)

Athlete: Lebenya Nkoka (Marathon)
Date of Birth: October 19, 1982 (Age 33)
Events: Athletics Men's Marathon
Dates: Sunday, 21 August (19:30)

Athlete: Tšepo Mathibelle (Marathon)
Date of Birth: June 30, 1991 (Age 25)
Events: Athletics Men’s Marathon
Dates: Sunday, 21 August (19:30)

Athlete: Phetetso Monese (Cycling)
Date of Birth: September 22, 1984 (Age 31)
Event: Cycling Mountain Bike Men’s Cross-country
Dates: Sunday, 21 August (22:30)

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