2012 Olympics

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 […]

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)           4:01.18 Q 3.   Tatyana Tomashova (Russia)     4:02.10 Q  4.   Maryam Yusuf Jamal […]

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 […]