Injured Dibaba out of London Marathon

Tirunesh Dibaba Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (AP) - Olympic 10,000-meter champion Tirunesh Dibaba has pulled out of the London Marathon because of a shin injury. The 27-year-old Ethiopian was expected to make her marathon debut, but says ”the increase in mileage has caused a flare-up of my previous lower leg injury.” Dibaba is a three-time Olympic champion, having also […]

What do Ethiopian athletes say about London 2012?

Meseret Defar and Tirunesh Dibaba Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Tirunesh Dibaba When the 10,000 meters race kicked-off, there was one thing in my mind; it was my fans back home.  As I thought more about my fans, I began to accelerate more and started to zoom in on the gold medal. So, it is I who should say thank you. Meseret […]

A tale of Ethiopian glee and misery

Ethiopia Olympians Addis Ababa, Ethiopia – Ethiopia and the Olympics have been intertwined for more than half a century. Particularly, Ethiopia and the testing marathon have extraordinary ties. Whenever there is marathon race, Ethiopia’s name is mentioned. Apart from that Ethiopia’s name is inseparable from-long distance running, particularly 5,000 and 10,000 meters. Ethiopia first participated in the […]

Men’s 5000m: Mo Farah wins Gold, Dejen silver

London, UK – Mohamed “Mo” Farah of the UK won his second gold medal of the London Olympics when he finsihed first in the men’s 5,000m here today. Dejen Gebremeskel of Ethiopia came in second to win a silver medal, Read more on NPR.comMo F  

Women’s 1,500m: Abeba Aregawi finishes 5th, Maryam Jamal wins bronze

Abeba Aregawi 1500 London, UK – Abeba Aregawi of Ethiopia finished fifth in the women’s 1,500m here today. Asli Cakir Alpetkin of Turkey won the gold medal in 4:10.23, followed by her Turkish compatriot Bulut, while Ethiopian-born Maryam Jamal won bronze for Bahrain. Aregawi looked good for a silver but her legs just went in the last 20m or […]

Women’s 5,000m: Meseret Defar wins Olympic Gold, Tirunesh Dibaba clinches Bronze

Meseret Defar and Tirunesh Dibaba London, UK - (RIA Novosti) – Ethiopia’s 2004 gold medalist Meseret Defar regained her Olympic 5,000 meters title on Friday, powering dramatically past defending champion Tirunesh Dibaba in the final straight. Defar accelerated to the line in 15 minutes, 4.25 seconds, with Kenya’s world champion Vivian Jepkemoi Cheruiyot taking the silver half a second back. Dibaba, […]

Olympics-Women’s Athletics 1500m semi-finals results

Abeba Aregawi 1500 LONDON, UK (Reuters) – Olympic women’s athletics 1500m semi-finals results on Wednesday. The top qualifiers were Ethiopia’s Abeba Aregawi, Turkey’s Gamze Bulut and Russia’s Tatyana Tomashova.  Results Table   Semi-final 2  1.   Abeba Aregawi (Ethiopia)       4 minutes 1.03 seconds Q 2.   Gamze Bulut (Turkey)          ...

All 3 Ethiopian athletes advance to the final of men’s 5,000m

Dejen Gebremeskel LONDON,UK (Reuters) – Dejen Gebremeskel (13:15.15), Yenew Alamirew (13:15.39) and Hagos Gebrhiwet (13;26.16)  of Ethiopia made it to the final of the men’s 5,000m competition, on Saturday, where they will be joined by Bernard Lagat and Galen Rupp of the US, and 10,000m gold medalist Mohamed “Mo” Farah of the UK. Today’s Results  Heat 2 […]

Mohammed Aman & David Rudisha advance to 800m final

Mohammed Aman Final LONDON, UK – Mohammed Aman of Ethiopia and David Rudisha advanced to the final of the men’s 800m race, where they will face each other in epic battle for gold medal on Thursday. The two will be joined by another top class runner in Abubaker Kaki of Sudan. Today’s semi-final results: Semi-final 1 1.  Abubaker […]

Women’s 5,000m Results: Dibaba, Defar & Burka advance to final

(From left) Kenya's Viola Kibiwot, Ethiopia's Tirunesh Dibaba Kenene and Ethiopia's Meseret Defar compete in the women's 5000m heats at the athletics event during the London 2012 Olympic Games. Dibaba qualified fastest for the final of the 5000m on Tuesday as she chases a second consecutive Olympic long distance double. (Photo: AP) London, UK – Tirunesh Dibaba, Meseret Defar finished 1-2 in Heat 1, while fellow compatriot Gelete Burka won Heat 2 to advance to the final of the women’s 5,000m final on Friday. Dibaba, who is chasing a second gold medal, edged out fellow compatriot and 2004 Athens gold medalist Meseret Defar to finish first. Ethiopian-born […]
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