Genzebe Dibaba wins Gold medal in 1,500m for Ethiopia

Istambul, Turkey – Genzebe Dibaba, younger sister of world class athletes Tirunesh and Ejegayehu, won a gold medal for Ethiopia at the 2012 IAAF World Indoor Championships here today when she finished first in the women’s 1,500m in a time of 4:05.78.

Genezebe’s gold is Ethiopia’s first in these championships. The United States leads the medal table, followed by Great Britain, Ukraine and Ethiopia.

Meanwhile, compatriot Tizita Bogale came in 6th place in 4:10.98.

1,500m Women Final Result:

1. Genzebe Dibaba (Ethiopia) – 4:05.78

2. Mariem Alaoui Selsouli (Morocco) – 4:07.78

3. Aslo Cakir Alptekin (Turkey) – 4:08.74



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