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Lehata ‘ready’ for Glasgow

Mikia Kalati

Lesotho’s major medal-hope at the 2014 Commonwealth Games, Mosito Lehata, says participating in different competitions across Europe is shaping him “perfectly” for the multi-sport event scheduled for Glasgow, Scotland, from 27 July to 3 August.

The star-sprinter told the Sunday Express winning the 100-metre race at last weekend’s Sotteville les-Rouen International Meeting in France has given him hope of claiming a medal in Glasgow.
“I beat the fastest guy in France, Jimmy Vicaut, and I’m very excited as I enter my final preparations leading to the Commonwealth Games,” Lehata said from his Mauritius base on Friday.
Lehata further said he was in good shape and ready to do his country proud on one of the biggest sporting stages.

“What I can tell you is I am ready for the Commonwealth Games. I feel good at the moment but as much as I want to bring my country a medal, I have to say it is going to be very tough.”
The 24-year-old sprinter also told the Sunday Express being based in Mauritius had helped boost his athletics career.
Lehata has been at a high-performance training centre in Mauritius since 2011.

“This centre played a key role in my qualification for the 2012 London Olympics, as well as last year’s World Athletics Championship held in Russia.
“I have been exposed to better facilities here and this camp has been very helpful to my growth as an athlete,” said Lehata.
“What I can also tell you is that I will be going to Glasgow to compete and fight and raise my country’s flag high.”

Meanwhile, the sprinter is expected to meet with the rest of the Lesotho team early next month for a two-week training camp in Wales.

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