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Encyclopedia > Rosa Mota
Olympic medal record
Women’s Athletics
Gold 1988 Seoul Marathon
Bronze 1984 Los Angeles Marathon

Rosa Mota, pron. IPA /'ʁɔ.zɐ 'mɔ.tɐ/, (born June 29, 1958) is a Portuguese former marathon runner, one of her country's foremost athletes. She is also considered to have been one of the best marathon runners of the 20th Century. Athletics has been contested at every Summer Olympics since the birth of the modern Olympic movement at the 1896 Summer Olympics. ... The 1988 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXIV Olympiad, were held in 1988 in Seoul, South Korea. ... Audio samples composed by John Williams: Olympic Fanfare (1985) ( file info) 1984 Summer Olympics, Los Angeles Olympic Theme (1985) ( file info) 1984 Summer Olympics, Los Angeles Problems playing the files? See media help. ... Pronunciation refers to: the way a word or a language is usually spoken; the manner in which someone utters a word. ... IPA may refer to: The International Phonetic Alphabet or India Pale Ale ... June 29 is the 180th day of the year (181st in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 185 days remaining. ... 1958 (MCMLVIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Modern day marathon runners The word marathon refers to a long-distance road running event of 42. ... (19th century - 20th century - 21st century - more centuries) Decades: 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s As a means of recording the passage of time, the 20th century was that century which lasted from 1901–2000 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar (1900–1999 in the...


Born in Porto's downtown neighbourhood of Foz Velha, she started participating in cross-country races while in high-school. District or region Porto Mayor   - Party Rui Rio PSD Area 41. ... A cross country race in Minnesota. ...


In 1980 she met Pedro Pedrosa, the man that would eventually be her personal trainer for her entire career. The European Championships of 1982 was hosted by Athens, Greece; it was the first Women's Marathon ever, and also Rosa Mota's first marathon. She was not one of the favourites for gold but she easily beat Ingrid Kristiansen to win her first marathon. 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday. ... The 13th European Championships in Athletics were in held at the Olympic Stadium in Athens, a city in Greece. ... 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Athens (Greek: Αθήνα, Athína IPA: ) is the capital of Greece and one of the most famous cities in the world, named after goddess Athena. ... Ingrid Kristiansen (born March 21, 1956), from Norway, was the best female long distance runner in the second half of the 1980s. ...


This success was typical of Rosa Mota's career, as she usually finished well in the prestigious marathons. She was awarded the bronze medal in the first Women's Olympic Marathon in Los Angeles Olympic Games. Her personal best time was 2:23:29 in the 1985 Chicago Marathon. A bronze medal is a medal awarded to the third place finisher of contests (typically athletics competitions) such as the Olympic Games, Commonwealth Games, etc. ... Audio samples composed by John Williams: Olympic Fanfare (1985) ( file info) 1984 Summer Olympics, Los Angeles Olympic Theme (1985) ( file info) 1984 Summer Olympics, Los Angeles Problems playing the files? See media help. ... For months before the Olympic Games, runners relay the Olympic Flame from Olympia to the opening ceremony. ... The Chicago Marathon is one of the largest marathon road races in the world, as well as one of the fastest growing. ...


European Champion in 1986, and World Champion in Rome 1987, she kept on winning with the Olympic Gold Medal in Seoul 1988, where with 2km left in the race, she attacked, winning by 13 seconds from Silver medalist Lisa Martin. The 14th European Championships in Athletics. ... 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... City motto: Senatus Populusque Romanus – SPQR (The Senate and the People of Rome) Founded 21 April 753 BC (mythical), early 1st millennium BC (archaeological) Region Latium Area  - City Proper  1285 km² Population  - City (2004)  - Metropolitan  - Density (city proper) 2,553,873 almost 4,300,000 1. ... 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Gold Medal is an album by American band The Donnas, released in 2004. ... The 1988 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXIV Olympiad, were held in 1988 in Seoul, South Korea. ... 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A silver medal is a medal awarded to the second place finisher of contests (typically athletics competitions) such as the Olympic Games, Commonwealth Games, etc. ... Lisa Martin (born May 12, 1960) is a retired Australian long-distance runner. ...


In 1990, she returned to Boston to win for a third time beating Uta Pippig. After that she attempted to defend her European Marathon Championship in Split. She ran from the front and had a lead of over 1.5 minutes at the half way mark, but she was caught at the 35 km mark by Valentina Yegorova. They battled to the finish and Mota won by a slim margin of 5 seconds. As of 2006, winning a third European Championships marathon was unprecedented for both men and women. This article is about the year. ... The 15th European Championships in Athletics were in held in Split a city in Yugoslavia. ... 2006 is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Despite all her success Rosa Mota was suffering from sciatica, yet, in 1991, she continued winning, this time the London Marathon. Later that year, Mota had to abandon the Tokyo World championships and she finally considered retirement after failing to finish the 1992 London marathon. Sciatica is a pain in the leg due to irritation of the sciatic nerve. ... Crowds turn out on the Victoria Embankment to watch the London Marathon 2005 Fun runners surge out of the Blackfriars Bridge underpass onto the Victoria Embankment; four hours down and two miles to go The London Marathon is a marathon race that has been held each year in London since... The 3rd World Championships in Athletics, under the auspices of the International Association of Athletics Federations, were held in the Olympic Stadium in Tokyo, Japan between August 23 and September 1. ...


Mota ran 21 marathon races between 1982 and 1992. She averaged two marathons a year for a decade and won 14 of those races.


Palmares

In all cases Rosa Mota contested the marathon.


Olympics: For months before the Olympic Games, runners relay the Olympic Flame from Olympia to the opening ceremony. ...

1984 Bronze
1988 Gold.

Worlds: Athletics Medal Winners at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics Mens medal winners Women’s Medal Winners External links Zola Budd Categories: ‪1984 Summer Olympics events‬ | ‪Athletics at the Olympics‬ ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... The World Championships in Athletics is an event organized by the International Association of Athletics Federations. ...

1983 4th
1987 Gold

European: The inaugural World Championships in Athletics were run under the auspices of the International Association of Athletics Federations and were held at the Olympic Stadium in Helsinki, Finland between August 7 and August 14. ... The 2nd World Championships in Athletics under the auspices of the International Association of Athletics Federations were held in the Olympic Stadium in Rome, Italy between August 28 and September 6. ... The European Championships in Athletics is an event organized by the European Athletic Association. ...

1982 Gold
1986 Gold
1990 Gold

Chicago Marathon: The 13th European Championships in Athletics were in held at the Olympic Stadium in Athens, a city in Greece. ... The 14th European Championships in Athletics. ... The 15th European Championships in Athletics were in held in Split a city in Yugoslavia. ... The Chicago Marathon is one of the largest marathon road races in the world, as well as one of the fastest growing. ...

1983, 1st
1984, 1st
1985, 3rd (2h 23min 29sec)

Boston Marathon: The 100th running of the Boston Marathon, 1996 The Boston Marathon is an annual marathon sporting event hosted by the city of Boston, Massachusetts, on Patriots Day, the third Monday of April. ...

1987, 1st
1988, 1st
1990, 1st

London Marathon: Crowds turn out on the Victoria Embankment to watch the London Marathon 2005 Fun runners surge out of the Blackfriars Bridge underpass onto the Victoria Embankment; four hours down and two miles to go The London Marathon is a marathon race that has been held each year in London since...

1991, 1st

Other wins include Rotterdam (1983), Tokyo (1986) and Osaka (1990).


After retirement

Considered an Ambassador of Sport, in 1998 she won the Abebe Bikila Award for contributions to the development of long-distance race training. The trophy was awarded at the end of the International Race for Friendship, sponsored by the United Nations, taking place in the morning before the New York City Marathon. 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... United Nations - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... Late in the 2005 marathon, on Central Park West near the finish line. ...


A nossa Rosinha (english: Our little Rose) as she is sometimes called in her homeland, was one of the most popular personalities of Portuguese sport in the late 20th century, alongside Eusébio, Carlos Lopes and Luís Figo. Eusébio da Silva Ferreira (pron. ... Carlos Lopes (born February 18, Portuguese athlete, winner of the marathon race at the 1984 Summer Olympics. ... This article is about a footballer. ...


Rosa Mota carried the Olympic Flame along the roads of Athens before the 2004 Summer Olympics in Greece. The Olympic Flame at the Athens 2004 Summer Olympics The Olympic Flame, Olympic Fire, Olympic Torch, Olympic Light, Olympic Eye, and Olympic Sun is a symbol of the Olympic Games. ... The 2004 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXVIII Olympiad, were held in Athens, Greece, over a period of 17 days from August 13 to August 29, 2004. ...

Olympic medalists in athletics (women) | Olympic Champions in Women's marathon
1984: Joan Benoit | 1988: Rosa Mota | 1992: Valentina Yegorova | 1996: Fatuma Roba | 2000: Naoko Takahashi | 2004: Mizuki Noguchi

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