Enriqueta Basilio

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Enriqueta Basilio
Enriqueta Basilio 1968.jpg
Basilio during the 1968 Summer Olympics
Personal information
Born(1948-07-15)15 July 1948
Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico
Died26 October 2019(2019-10-26) (aged 71)
Mexico City, Mexico
Height1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight59 kg (130 lb)
SportSprint, hurdles
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)12.3 (100 m, 1968)
55.0 (400 m, 1968)
11.20 (80 m/h, 1968).

Norma Enriqueta Basilio Sotelo, also known as Queta Basilio (15 July 1948 – 26 October 2019)[1] was a Mexican track and field athlete. She made history by being the first woman to light the Olympic Cauldron. She was the last torch-bearer of the 19th Summer Olympics in Mexico City on 12 October 1968.

Basilio died in Mexico City on 26 October 2019 of pneumonia at the age of 71.[2]

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