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Maria Mutola

DOB
27.10.1972
Country
Mozambique
Career High
Olympic gold 800m - 2000
Manchester medals
800m gold


Frankie Fredericks Maria Mutola
Waisale Serevi Jonathan Edwards
Ian Thorpe Jason Queally
Tanni Grey-Thompson Cathy Freeman



Post-competition verdict:

She arrived in Manchester as one of the certainties for gold and the 800m title was more a case of how much she would win by rather than if she would win.

She was in dominant form and won in a time of 1m57.35s, shaving three-tenths-of-a-second of the Commonwealth Games record.

After that many had hoped she would have competed in the 1500m in a head-to-head with Englandís Kelly Holmes.

But she opted to miss out.


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