Ethiopia names 43 athletes for Rio 2016 Olympic Games


Genzebe Dibaba (photo: Getty Images)
Genzebe Dibaba (photo: Getty Images)

Addis Ababa – Ethiopian Athletics Federation has named a team of 43 athletes, including reserves, who will represent the country at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.


Women: Habtam Alemu, Gudaf Tsegaye and Tigist Asefa

Men: Mohammed Aman.


Men: Aman Wote, Mekonnen Gebremedhin and Dawit Wolde

Women: Genezebe Dibaba, Dawit Seyoum and Bessu Sado. Reserve: Gudaf Tsegaye

3,000m steeplechase

Men: Tafesse Seboka, Chala Beyou and Hailemariam Amare. Reserve: Berhanu Getahun

Women: Sofia Assefa, Hiwot Ayalew and Etenesh Diro. Reserve: Woineshet Ansa


Men: Muktar Idris, Dejene Gebremeskel and Hagos Gebrehiwot. Reserve: Abadi Haddis

Women: Almaz Ayana, Senbere Teferi, Ababl Yeshaneh. Reserve: Tirunesh Dibaba



Men: Yigrem Demelash, Tamirat Tola and Abadi Haddis. Reserve: Ibrahim Jeilan

Women: Almaz Ayana, Gelete Burka and Tirunesh Dibaba. Reserve: Netsanet Gudeta


Men: Lemi Berhanu, Tesfaye Abera and Feyisa Lelisa. Reserve: Lelisa Desisa

Women: Tigist Tufa, Mare Dibaba and Tirfi Tsegaye. Reserve: Aberu Kebede

20 km Walk

Women: Yehuwalaye Beletew and Askale Tikesa.


9 thoughts on “Ethiopia names 43 athletes for Rio 2016 Olympic Games

  1. What happen to yomif kejelcha? He is the future of Ethiopian athletics.

    I would be surprised if the above chosen squad makes it to the top 3.

  2. i love mohammed aman and iwant to tell him “we will make for you dua” AS.WR.WB?

  3. No single athelet in short distance even though they keep telling the Ethiopian people they have been working on it for 20 years.They steel the money instead of hiring proffsional coaches from abroad.All these long distance athletes made it big by themselves just to get out of poverty.

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