Enriqueta Basilio

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Enriqueta Basilio
Enriqueta Basilio 1968.jpg
Enriqueta Basilio at the 1968 Olympics
Personal information
Born 15 July 1948 (1948-07-15) (age 70)
Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight 59 kg (130 lb)
Sport Sprint, 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, also known as Queta Basilio (born July 15, 1948) is 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 Olympic Games in Mexico City on October 12, 1968.

She was a national athletics champion in 80 meters hurdles and finished seventh in this event at the 1967 Pan American Games. At the 1968 Olympics she was eliminated in the heats of the 400 m, 80 m hurdles and 4 × 100 m relay events.[1] Later she was part of the 2004 Olympic torch relay when it was passing through Mexico City.


  1. ^ Enriqueta Basilio. Sports Reference. Retrieved on 2014-05-05.

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Olympic Games
Preceded by
Alain Calmat
Final Olympic torchbearer
Mexico City 1968
Succeeded by
Hideo Takada
Preceded by
Yoshinori Sakai
Final Summer Olympic torchbearer
Mexico City 1968
Succeeded by
Günther Zahn