Ethiopian Squad Beijing 2008 Olympic Schedule

By Tigrai Online

August 12 2008

Date: Friday August 15
Time: (Beijing Time)
19:10-19:35 Men's 1500m Round 1
20:25-21:10 Women's 3000m Steeplechase Round 1
22:45-23:20 Women's 10000m Final

Date: Saturday, August 16
09:20-10:00 Men's 3000m Steeplechase Round 1

Date: Sunday, August 17
07:30-11:20 Women's Marathon Final
21:30-21:46 Women's 3000m Steeplechase Final
21:55-22:15 Men's 1500m Semifinals
22:45-23:20 Men's 10000m Final

Date: Monday, August 18
21:10-21:25 Men's 3000m Steeplechase Final

Date: Tuesday, August 19
10:00-10:30 Women's 1500m Round 1
19:35-20:41 Women's 5000m Round 1
22:50-23:00 Men's 1500m Final

Date: Wednesday, August 20
20:15-21:15 Men's 5000m Round 1

Date: Thursday, August 21
19:00-19:20 Women's 1500m Semifinals

Date: Friday, August 22
20:40-21:02 Women's 5000m Final

Date: Saturday, August 23
19:50-20:02 Women's 1500m Final
20:10-20:30 Men's 5000m Final

Date: Sunday, August 24
07:30-10:40 Men's Marathon Final

The Ethiopian squad for Beijing 2008

MEN
1500m: Derese Mekonnen, Mulugeta Wondimu, Mekonnen Gebremedhin, Demma Daba
3000m Steeplechase: Nahom Mesfin, Roba Gari, Yacob Jarso
5000m: Kenenisa Bekele, Tariku Bekele, Abraham Cherkos, Ali Abdosh
10,000m: Kenenisa Bekele, Sileshi Sihine, Haile Gebrselassie, Ibrahim Jeylan
Marathon: Tsegaye Kebede, Deriba Mergia, Gudisa Shentema, Gashaw Melese

WOMEN
1500m: Gelete Burka, Meskerem Assefa
3000m Steeplechase: Zemzem Ahmed, Mekdes Bekele, Sofia Assefa
5000m: Tirunesh Dibaba, Meseret Defar, Meselech Melkamu, Belaynesh Fekadu
10,000m: Mestawet Tufa, Tirunesh Dibaba, Ejegayehou Dibaba, Wude Ayalew
Marathon: Gete Wami, Berhane Adere, Bezunesh Bekele, Dire Tune

MEDAL COUNT

2008 Olymics Gold medal winner Tirunesh Dibaba of Ethiopia

Tirunesh Dibaba Gold 10000m
Tirunesh Debaba Gold 5000m
The first woman in history to get double gold in both.

2008 Olymics 10000m Gold medal winner Kenenisa Bekele of Ethiopia

Kenenisa Bekele Gold 10000m
Kenenisa Bekele Gold 5000m
The Second Ethiopian in history to get double gold in both 10000m and 5000m Since Mirus Yifter won both gold in the 1980ís Moscow Olympics.

2008 Olymics 10000m Silver medal winner Sileshi Sihen of Ethiopia

Sileshi Sihen Silver 10000m

2008 Olymics 5000m Bronze medal winner Meseret Defar of Ethiopia

Meseret Defar Bronze 5000m

2008 Olymics Men's Marathon Bronze medal winner Tsegaye Kebede of Ethiopia

Tsegaye Kebede Bronze Marathon



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