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Litsitso Khotlele

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
F44

Further personal information

Residence
Maseru, LES
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English, Sotho

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She was introduced to Para athletics in 2004. She began competing in the sport in 2012.
Why this sport?
"I once saw people doing discus and shot put and that is how it got my attention."
Name of coach
Thabiso Raisoane [national], LES
Training Regime
She trains around seven hours a week.

International debut

Year
2016
Competing for
Lesotho
Tournament
Paralympic Games
Location
Rio de Janeiro, BRA

General interest

Hobbies
Shopping. (Athlete, 27 Aug 2021)
Memorable sporting achievement
Competing at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (Athlete, 27 Aug 2021)
Most influential person in career
Coach Thabiso Raisoane. (Athlete, 27 Aug 2021)
Hero / Idol
Basotho long-distance runner Mamoroallo Tjoka. (Athlete, 27 Aug 2021)
Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs
She prays before competitions. (Athlete, 27 Aug 2021)
Awards and honours
In 2017 she was named Sportswoman of the Year with a Disability at the Lesotho Annual Sports Awards. (lsrc.org.ls, 08 Apr 2017)

She was flag bearer for Lesotho at the opening ceremony of the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (myinfo.rio2016.com, 06 Sep 2016)
Other sports
She has competed in Para table tennis for Mpokho Club in Maseru, Lesotho. (Athlete, 27 Aug 2021)
Other information
OTHER ACTIVITIES
She has served as a member of the Lesotho National Association of the Physically Disabled [LNAPD] Youth League Committee. (lnfod.org.ls, 27 Jun 2020)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Discus Throw F44 Final Round 2016-09-11 10