30 years after the Olympic gold in Seoul Rosa Mota wins Macau Mini-Marathon

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It took Portuguese athlete Rosa Mota 22:02' to win the 5.200 metres Macau Mini-Marathon, 30 years after conquering the Olympic Gold Medal in Seoul, in South Korea.

Former Olympic champion, World champion and European champion, Rosa Mota was invited to take on the role of Anti-Doping ambassadress and the heroine from Porto beat her 2016 record of 24:47' when she run the International Marathon and also finished first.

"It is my great joy to be here in Macau, in such a well-organized competition. I had no prior engagements so I decide I should come and run!" Rosa Mota asserted at the end of the race.

"I turned sixty this year and it has now been 30 years that I won the gold Medal in Seoul, but nowadays I am mostly driven by the importance of speaking of the dangers of doping and how cheating has no place in sports", enthused the former Olympic champion.

Both the mini-marathon and the half-marathon are part of the 37th Macau International Marathon.

The Rosa Mota Pavilion, in the city of Porto, is currently undergoing renovation works.

The councillor for Sports at Porto City Hall, Catarina Araújo (pictured with Rosa Mota), congratulated the athlete over the phone.