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Maria de Lurdes Mutola is a retired female track and field athlete from Mozambique who has specialised in the 800 metres. She was born in Maputo, hence the nickname of “The Maputo Express”. She is the fourth athlete to compete at six Olympic Games.
Born: October 27, 1972 Maputo
Weight: 61 kg
Education: Springfield High School
Olympic medals: Athletics at the 1996 Summer Olympics – Women’s 800 metres, more
Nominations: Laureus World Sports Award for Sportswoman of the Year
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