JELE Lydia < Back  
Sport Athletics
CGA Botswana   
Gender Women
Born 22 Jun 1990 in Gaborone, BOT
Height1.69 m
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Family Husband Ofentse Edward
Other names Lydia Mashila
Residence Botswana
Occupation Athlete
Languages English, Spanish, Tswana
Higher education Agricultural Studies - Botswana College of Agriculture: Gaborone, BOT
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? She took up the sport while she was a primary school student in Botswana.
Why this sport? She enjoyed running, and thought she could perform better in athletics than in any other sport.
Club / Team UB Athletics Club: Gaborone, BOT
Name of coach Justice Dipeba [personal], BOT
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievement Qualifying for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (Athlete, 11 Aug 2016)
Most influential person in career Her husband. (Athlete, 11 Aug 2016)
Hero / Idol Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt. (Athlete, 11 Aug 2016)
Sporting philosophy / motto "The best athlete always wins." (Athlete, 11 Aug 2016)
Other information OTHER STUDIES
She studied at Ministry of Education, Research, Culture and Sport in Alicante, Spain. (, 08 Jul 2013)