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Baboloki Thebe
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Personal information
Born March 18, 1997 (1997-03-18) (age 24)
Ramonaka, Botswana
Height 1.74 m
Weight 63 kg
Sport
Country  Botswana
Sport Track and field
Event(s) 400 metres
Coached by Mogomotsi Otsetswe

Baboloki Tirelo Thebe (born 18 March 1997) is a Botswana track and field sprinter who specialises in the 400 metres. He was a silver medallist in the 200 metres at the 2014 Summer Youth Olympics and reached the semi-finals at the 2014 World Junior Championships in Athletics. He made a breakthrough in the 400 m in May 2016 with a run of 44.22 seconds, placing him third on the global seasonal lists and moving him into the all-time top 30 for the event. He competed at the 2016 Summer Olympics. His personal best in 400 meters is 44.02, which he ran in July 2017

International competitions

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
2014 African Youth Games Gaborone, Botswana 3rd 100 m 10.65
1st 200 m 20.85
World Junior Championships Eugene, United States 17th (sf) 200 m 21.28
10th 4 × 100 m relay 40.53
5th (h) 4 × 400 m relay 3:07.801
Youth Olympic Games Nanjing, China 2nd 200 m 21.20
2015 African Junior Championships Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 7th (h) 100 m 11.063
2016 African Championships Durban, South Africa 1st 400 m 44.69
1st 4 × 400 m relay 3:02.20
World U20 Championships Bydgoszcz, Poland 2nd (h) 400 m 46.252
13th (h) 4 × 100 m relay 40.41
2nd 4 × 400 m relay 3:02.81
Olympic Games Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 14th (h) 400 m 45.413
5th 4 × 400 m relay 2:59.06
2017 IAAF World Relays Nassau, Bahamas 2nd 4 × 400 m relay 3:02.28
World Championships London, United Kingdom 4th 400 m 44.66
14th (h) 4 × 400 m relay 3:06.50
2018 Commonwealth Games Gold Coast, Australia 2nd 400 m 45.09
1st 4 × 400 m relay 3:01.78
African Championships Asaba, Nigeria 1st 400 m 44.81
2019 African Games Rabat, Morocco 200 m DNF

1: Disqualified in the final
2: Disqualified in the semifinals
3: Did not start in the semifinals

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