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Olympic Gold Medalist in Marathon

Personal Information
Date of birth: June 29, 1958
Nationality: Portuguese


Sport Career
Marathon Olympic Champion – Seoul 1988
Marathon bronze medalist in the Olympic Games Los Angeles 1984
Marathon World Champion – Rome 1987
Three consecutive times European Champion of the Marathon – Athens/82, Stuttgard/86, and Split/90
World Marathon Cup Winner – London 1991

Marathon Wins

  • Rotterdam Marathon – 1983
  • Chicago Marathon – 1983 and 1984
  • Tokyo Marathon – 1986
  • Boston Marathon – 1987, 1988 and 1990
  • Osaka Marathon – 1990


Relevant Distinctions

  • Olympic Order – International Olympic Committee – 2000
  • International Career Prize – The Greek Sport Journalists Association – Athens – Greece – 2005
  • Abebe Bikila Award – United Nations – N.Y.R.R.C. – 1998
  • Grand Cross of the Infante Order – Republic President – 1987
  • Grand Cross of the Merit Order – Republic President – 1988
  • Collar of the Sport Merit – Portuguese Government – 1989

Social Causes and Initiatives
Rosa Mota, yet while athlete, has borrow her image, prestige and public acknowledgement to uncountable social causes, related or not with sport, having, after conclude her career, reinforced the engagement in the organization and participation in projects and initiatives associated with scientific research, genre equity, fight against cancer or food waste, as well as in partnerships with reference institutions like UNICEF, Red Cross, Spinal Cord Research Foundation or the Portuguese League Against Cancer.

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