Ethiopian medal haul



Ethiopia continue to climb the medal table after a the distance running events in whichTeam Ethiopia dominated!

Tariku Bekele picked up a bronze medal in the Men’s 10,000m whilst Sofia Assefa also came in third to collect a bronze in the Women’s 3000m Steeple chase. A brilliant performance by two of Ethiopia’s top athletes!

Sofia Assefa – Bronze Medallist: Women’s 3000m Steeple Chase

Then Ethiopia struck gold! Tiki Gelana broke the Olympic marathon record by coming in at 2 hours 23 mins and 7 seconds! A truly staggering feat of endurance, discipline and athleticism.

Following hot on her heals was Tirunesh Dibaba who sealed victory in the Women’s 10,000m in what was hailed as a colossal race!

Gold medal winner Tirunesh Dibaba

There is an Ethiopian day on the 11 August at the African Village in Kensington gardens opposite the Royal Albert Hall where visitors can come and experience the cultural wonders on Ethiopia with the country’s top athletes. There will be dance, music and coffee ceremonies. Doors open 2 -6pm