DOB      2nd January 1998

EVENT –  110mH

MEDAL –  Commonwealth Youth Games 2015 Samoa – GOLD

PERSONAL BEST : 13.44 sec


Mpho Thladi comes from Middeburg, Mapumalanga and lives in Johannesburg.

He started running the hurdles in 2014 obtaining immediately good results at the major Club Athletic meetings.

He won the gold medal at the SA School Track and Field Championships in Polokwane with 13.95 sec.


2015 has been his gold year.

He became the Gauteng School Champion clocking 13.64 sec and also SA School Champion with 13.44 sec.

He won the Gold medal for Medley Relay running the 1st 100m and later in Bloemfontein he set up a new SA Record for the 4x100m relay. 

Qualified for the African Youth Championships he brought back from Mauritius another gold in 110mH with a time of 13.38 sec (wind assisted).

Later he went as World Youth leader to the 9th Youth World Championships in Cali hoping to bring the 110mH title back to South Africa after four years, but unfortunately in the semi-finals he clipped a hurdle and he missed the final by 0.02 coming home with a time of 13.63 sec.

Chosen for the Commonwealth Youth Games in Samoa he got the opportunity to end the season with another gold medal, winning in 13.50 sec.

currently he still the number one on the IAAF’s World youth ranking list.



  Performance Place Date


110mH 13.95 Polokwane March 2014
  13.64 Germiston 2015
  13.44 Rustenberg 2015
  13.56 Bloemfontein 2015
  13.38 Mauritius 2015
  13.63 Cali 2015
  13.50 Samoa 2015


  Rank Performance Place Date


Africa Youth Championships 1 13.38 Mauritius 2015
9th World Youth Championships 3sf3 13.63 Cali July 2015
Commonwealth Youth Games 1 13.50 Samoa Sep 2015