Ethiopia Current Affairs - 2019
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Ethiopia’s Mare Dibaba has won the gold medal in the women’s marathon event at the World Athletics Championships 2015 held in Beijing, China.
She won the women’s marathon by finishing it in two hours, 27 minutes and 35 seconds. Kenya’s Helah Kiprop (2:27:36) won the silver medal and Eunice Kirwa (2:27:39) of Bahrain won bronze medal in this event.
With this victory, Dibaba became first Ethiopian female to win the marathon event at the world championships.
Women’s world 4×400 metres relay
Jamaica has won the gold medal in the women’s world 4×400 metres relay event of World Athletics Championships 2015.
Jamaican team comprising of Novlene Williams-Mills (Anchor leg), Christine Day, Shericka Jackson and Stephenie Ann McPherson clocked 3 minutes, 19.13 seconds to win the race.
United States (clocking 3:19.44) won the silver medal in this event and Britain (3:23.62) won the bronze medal.
Ethiopian runners won both the Men’s and Women’s titles in the eighth edition of Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) World 10 Thousand metre run in Bengaluru, Karnataka.
In Men’s category, Mosinet Geremew bagged the title by clocking 28 minutes and 16 seconds, while his teammate Fikadu settled at second place clocking 28 minutes and 14 seconds.
In the women’s section, Mamitu Daska bagged the title by clocking 31 minutes and 57 seconds.
In Indian Men’s category Suresh Kumar bagged the title by clocking 29 minutes 49 seconds. In women’s category Tamil Nadu’s Suriya Loganathan won the title with a time of 35 minutes and 58 seconds.