Sunday, August 12, 2012

Ethiopia at London 2012 Olympics


Ethiopian athletes seleme london olympics 2012 closing
Ethiopia finished the 2012 London Olympic Games as Africa's second best performing country , winning 7 medals to rank 25th in the overall medal tally.
London 2012 medals – 7 (3 Gold, 1 silver and 3 bronze)

London 2012 ranking - 25




Beijing 2008 medals – 7 (4 Gold, 1 silver and 2 bronze)

Beijing 2008 ranking - 18

Best medal haul in Sydney 2000 – 8 (4 Gold, 1 silver and 3 bronze)

First Olympic appearance - 1956

Men’s 5,000m

Dejen Gebremeskel wins Silver Medal in men’s 5,000m

Men’s 5,000m result :

1. Mohamed Farah (Britain) - 13:41.66
2. Dejen Gebremeskel (Ethiopia) - 13:41.98                

3. Thomas Pkemei Longosiwa (Kenya) - 13:42.36

4. Bernard Lagat (U.S.) - 13:42.99

5. Isiah Kiplangat Koech (Kenya) - 13:43.83

Women's 5,000m

Meseret Defar wins women's 5,000m gold medal

Women’s 5,000m result:

1. Meseret Defar (Ethiopia) - 15:4.25
2. Vivian Jepkemoi Cheruiyot (Kenya) - 15:04.73
3. Tirunesh Dibaba (Ethiopia) - 15:05.15
4. Sally Jepkosgei Kipyego (Kenya) - 15:05.79
5. Gelete Burka (Ethiopia) - 15:10.66

Women’s 3,000m steeplechase

Sofia Assefa wins Olympic bronze in Women's 3000m steeplechase for Ethiopia 

Women’s 3,000m steeplechase result:
1. Yuliya Zaripova (Russia) - 9:6.72

2. Habiba Ghribi (Tunisia) - 9:08.37

3. Sofia Assefa (Ethiopia) - 9:09.84

4. Milcah Chemos Cheywa (Kenya) - 9:09.88

5. Hiwot Ayalew (Ethiopia) - 9:12.98
6. Etenesh Diro (Ethiopia) - 9:19.89

Women's marathon

Tiki Gelana Wins Women’s Marathon Olympic Gold 

Tiki Gelana won the women's marathon Olympic gold medal in an Olympic record time 2 hours 23 minutes 7 seconds.
Men’s 10,000m

Tariku Bekele wins bronze in men’s 10,000m  

Men’s 10,000m Result:

1. Mohamed Farah (Britain) - 27:30.42 

2. Galen Rupp (U.S.) - 27:30.90            

3. Tariku Bekele (Ethiopia) - 27:31.43
 
4. Kenenisa Bekele (Ethiopia) - 27:32.44

5. Bedan Karoki Muchiri (Kenya) - 27:32.94

Women's 10,000m

Tirunesh Dibaba wins women's 10,000m gold 

Women’s 10,000m Result:
1. Tirunesh Dibaba (Ethiopia) 30:20.75

2. Sally Jepkosgei Kipyego (Kenya) 30:26.37

3. Vivian Jepkemoi Cheruiyot (Kenya) 30:30.44

4. Werknesh Kidane (Ethiopia) 30:39.38

5. Beleynesh Oljira (Ethiopia) 30:45.56


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