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Lehata in maiden race since injury


Moorosi Tsiane

Iconic sprinter, Mosito Lehata, returns to action on Friday this week—the first time the Mauritius-based athlete takes to the track following a hamstring injury he suffered at the Commonwealth Games in Scotland last July.

Lehata (26) on Thursday told the Sunday Express he had fully recovered and was raring to go and mark his return with a win.

“I have been training for some time now, and I am completely healed. This will be my first race since I got injured at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, and I just cannot wait to take to the track once again.

“It is not such a big competition here in Mauritius but to me, it’s very important because I will have the chance to get that competitive feeling once again and see where I am at the moment,” Lehata said.

Lehata, who is in Mauritius courtesy of a two-year scholarship, further said he hoped to be an even better athlete when he returns to the field this week.

“I am very positive about this comeback and I believe I am back to my best because I have been working very hard with my coach for the past four months,” he said.

“I was fourth in the 200 metre-race in Glasgow last year when I sustained this injury, but this time around, I am  more hungry for success. I am targeting a gold medal at next year’s Olympic Games to be held in Brazil. I just cannot wait to make it to the top.

“There is nothing that makes me happier than flying the Lesotho flag high wherever I go and I am also grateful for all the support I have been getting from home.”


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