Mohammed Aman wins gold medal in 800m
Istambul, Turkey- Mohammed Aman won EthiopiaÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s second goal medal at the IAAF World Indoor Championship when he finished first in the menÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s 800m here today.
It was an exciting victory for the 19-year-old Aman, who beat a strong challenge from Jakub Holusa of the Czech Republic and Andrew Osagie of Great Britain.
Meseret DefarÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s attempt to become the first woman in history to win five successive World Indoor titles in the same event was spoiled when Helen Ousando Obiri of Kenya won the gold medal in the womenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s 3,000m race here today in 8:37.16.
Meseret Defar had to settle for silver, finishing second in 8:38.26 and followed by compatriot Gelete Burka, who came in third (8:40.18).
Bernard Lagat of the United States defended his 3,000m menÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s title at the IAAF World Indoor Championships here today when he run a season best time of 7:41.44.
LagatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s main competitor Mohamed Farah of Great Britain came in fourth place, while EthiopiaÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s representatives Dejen Gebremeskel and Yenew Alamirew finished in 5th and 9th place respectively.
In the womenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s 800m final, 19-year-old Fantu Magiso of Ethiopia finished in 4th place.
For all of todayÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s results, please visit IAAFÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s website.