By Tigrai Online, August 10, 2012
Meseret Defar of Ethiopia wins Olympic gold medal in women's 5,000 meters and Tirunesh Dibaba takes the bronze medal. Vivian Cheruiyot of Kenya took second place for silver medal. Tirunesh Dibaba was aiming to repeat as double Olympic champion in the 5,000 and 10,000 meters but we are delighted at the bronze.
Meseret Defar is a female long-distance runner who competes chiefly in the 3000 metres and 5000 metres events. She has won medals at top-tier international competitions including Olympic and World Championship gold medals over 5000 metres. She broke the world record in the event in 2006, broke it again in 2007 and held it until 2008, when fellow Ethiopian Tirunesh Dibaba beat her time.
Defending Olympic champion and newly-crowned Queen, 10,000m gold medallist Tirunesh Dibaba, considered the greatest female distance runner of all-time with three Olympic titles and four world crowns, nearly won the gold to double here 5000m and 10,000m but she ended up taking the bronze in 15:05.15.
Ethiopia's Tiki Gelana won gold in the London 2012 women's marathon in an Olympic record time of two hours, 23 minutes and seven seconds. Tiki's winning brings the Ethiopian gold count to two.
Tiki Gelana, 24-year-old broke the previous Olympic record and she had the faster finish as she crossed the line
By Tigrai Online, August 04, 2012
Tirunesh Debaba the double 5,000m and 10,000m gold medalist in Beijing is the reigning queen of London.
The Ethiopian Lioness Tinrunesh Dibaba wins gold in a remarkable victory at 10, 000m leaving the competition 30 meters behind in the dust.
Dejen Gebremeskel men's 5000m, silver
Meseret Defar women's 5000m, gold
Tirunesh Dibaba women's 5000m, bronze
Tirunesh Dibaba women's 10,000m, gold
Tiki Gelana women's marathon, gold
Tariku Bekele men's 10,000, bronze
Sofia Assefa women's 3000m Steeplechase bronze
Total Ethiopia 7 medals
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