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Thuso Mpuang

Thuso Mpuang
Medal record
Competitor for 23x15px South Africa
Men's athletics
African Championships
Gold medal – first place 2012 Porto Novo 4x100 m relay

Thuso Mpuang (born 1 March 1984) is a South African sprinter who specializes in the 200 metres.[1]

Mpuang represented South Africa at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. He competed at the 4x100 metres relay together with Leigh Julius, Ishmael Kumbane and Hannes Dreyer. In their qualification heat they did not finish due to a mistake in the baton exchange and they were eliminated.[1] He also took part in the 200 metres individual, running the distance in 20.87 seconds and only placing sixth in his heat. Still his time was among the best losing times and he achieved a second round spot. With 21.04 seconds he finished seventh in his second round heat, failing to qualify for the semi finals.[1]


Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing 23x15px South Africa
2008 African Championships Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 1st 200 m 20.53
1st 4x100 m relay 38.75
Olympic Games Beijing, China 30th (qf) 200 m 21.04
– (h) 4x100 m relay DNF
2009 Universiade Belgrade, Serbia 3rd 200 m 20.69
3rd 4x100 m relay 39.52
World Championships Berlin, Germany 25th (h) 200 m 20.91
14th (h) 4x100 m relay 39.71
2010 African Championships Nairobi, Kenya 7th 200 m 21.09
1st 4x100 m relay 39.12
2011 Universiade Shenzhen, China 2nd 200 m 20.59
1st 4x100 m relay 39.25
World Championships Daegu, South Korea 37th (h) 200 m 21.07
11th (h) 4x100 m relay 38.72
2012 African Championships Porto Novo, Benin 8th 200 m 21.39
1st 4x100 m relay 39.26

Personal bests

Progression Report

100 meters

200 meters


200 meters



  1. ^ a b c Athlete biography: Thuso Mpuang,, ret: Aug 26, 2008

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