The first woman in Africa to win an Olympic Gold medal in 10,000 meters

The first woman in Africa to win an Olympic Gold medal in 10,000 meters

The first woman in Africa to win an Olympic Gold medal
in 10,000 meters

The first woman in Africa to win an Olympic Gold medal
in 10,000 meters is an Ethiopian athelete, Deratu Tulu at
Barcelona-Spain in 1992.
 Fatuma Roba is the first African woman to win gold in
th marathon.
 Other Olympic Gold medal winners are million wolde,
Gezahagn Abera, and Meseret Defar.
 kenenisa Bekele(broke olmpic record in 5,000 and
10,000 meters in Beijing Olympic -2008).He holds world
records in both the distances.
 Tirunesh Dibaba is the first woman in the world to win
gold in 5,000 and 10,000 meters at a single Olympic
event (Beijing Olympic-2008).
 she holds the current world record in 5000 meters.
 Teki Gelana won the Olympic Gold medal in mararhon
held at the London Olympic Games in 2012.
 Gete wami, sileshi Siheen, Ejigayehu Dibaba, Assefa
Mesgebu, Fita Bayissa, Addis Abebe, Mohammad
kedir, eshetu Tura, Tesfaye Tolla and Tsegaye Kebede
are Olympic medal winners.
 The late yidenekechew Tessema nicknamed as The
Rock of Gibraltor’ is called the father of modern sports
not only in Ethiopia but also in Africa

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