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  • Olympic Games and Ethiopia

    @Feven   2 years ago
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  • @Feven   2 years ago

    Ethiopia for the first time in history has sent a cyclist athletes team to participate in Melbourne Summer Olympic Games in 1956 and ever since participated in all Summer Olympic Games, except for the 1976, 1984 and 1988 Games. Ethiopia also participated in the Winter Olympic Games for the first time at the 2006 Games in Turin.

    Below is a comprehensive list of Ethiopian athletes, medals won and the hosting country along the year.

    Athletes Full Name Event Medal Won

    1960 Rome Olympics
       
    Abebe Bikila Men's marathon Gold

    1964 Tokyo Olympics
    Abebe Bikila Men's marathon  Gold

    1968 Mexico City Olympics
    Mamo Wolde Men's marathon  Gold
    Mamo Wolde Men's 10,000 m  Silver

    1972 Munich Olympics
    Mamo Wolde Men's marathon  Bronze
    Miruts Yifter Men's 10,000 m  Bronze

    1980 Moscow Olympics
    Miruts Yifter Men's 5000 m  Gold
    Miruts Yifter Men's 10,000 m  Gold
    Mohamed Kedir Men's 10,000 m  Bronze
    Eshetu Tura Men's 3000 m   Bronze

    1992 Barcelona Olympics
    Derartu Tulu Women's 10,000 m  Gold
    Addis Abebe Men's 10,000 m  Bronze
    Fita Bayisa Men's 5000 m  Bronze

    1996 Atlanta Olympics
    Haile Gebrselassie     Men's 10,000 m (OR)  Gold
    Fatuma Roba Women's marathon  Gold
    Gete Wami Women's 10,000 m  Bronze

    2000 Sydney Olympics
    Gezahegne Abera Men's marathon  Gold
    Haile Gebrselassie Men's 10,000 m  Gold
    Derartu Tulu Women's 10,000 m (OR)  Gold
    Million Wolde Men's 5000 m  Gold
    Gete Wami Women's 10,000 m  Silver
    Assefa Mezgebu Men's 10,000 m  Bronze
    Tesfaye Tola Men's marathon  Bronze
    Gete Wami Women's 5000 m  Bronze

    2004 Athens Olympics
    Kenenisa Bekele Men's 10,000 m (OR)  Gold
    Meseret Defar Women's 5000 m  Gold
    Kenenisa Bekele Men's 5000 m  Silver
    Ejegayehu Dibaba Women's 10,000 m  Silver
    Sileshi Sihine Men's 10,000 m  Silver
    Tirunesh Dibaba Women's 5000 m  Bronze
    Derartu Tulu Women's 10,000 m  Bronze

    2008 Beijing Olympics
    Kenenisa Bekele Men's 10,000 m (OR)  Gold
    Kenenisa Bekele Men's 5000 m (OR)  Gold
    Tirunesh Dibaba Women's 10,000 m (OR)  Gold
    Tirunesh Dibaba Women's 5000 m  Gold
    Sileshi Sihine Men's 10,000 m  Silver
    Meseret Defar Women's 5000 m  Bronze
    Tsegay Kebede Men's marathon  Bronze

    2012 London Olympics
    Meseret Defar Women's 5000 m  Gold
    Tirunesh Dibaba Women's 10,000 m  Gold
    Tiki Gelana Women's marathon (OR)  Gold
    Dejen Gebremeskel Men's 5000 m  Silver
    Sofia Assefa Women's 3000 m steeplechase  Bronze
    Tariku Bekele Men's 10,000 m  Bronze
    Tirunesh Dibaba Women's 5000 m  Bronze


    Note: OR means Olympic Record

    Reference:  Ethiopia and the Olympics

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