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Rosa Mota


Rosa Mota

Portugal
Olympic Gold Medalist in Marathon

Biography


Personal Information

Date of birth: 29 June 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 initiaves

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 iniciatives associated to cientific 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.

Letter of Appointment


From left: Ms. Rosa Mota and Mr. Okazaki