Capital Ethiopia Newspaper

National youth team back home with triple gold

World youth athletics championship 14th edition in Barcelona-Spain gives birth to new Ethiopian athletics stars. Ethiopia finishes third in over all medal tables behind America and Kenya respectively.
Out of 1,800 athletes from 44 participating nations Ethiopians performance stands the brightest taking home the highest number of gold medals, standing third in world over all medal count. The neck to neck women’s 5000 meter showdown between the two Ethiopians Buze Deriba and Ruti Aga also stands as the events best.
The astonishing success at Barcelona just a week before the kick-off of the world greatest sport event Olympic means an inspiration for the Ethiopian team travelling to London. In the 5000 meter women’s event Buze and Ruti took control of the race in the final lap then twenty meters from the line Ruti appeared to be taking the gold but then Buze’s finishing sprint turned the result upside down with her snatching the gold medal with the help of camera finish. The not well known Ruti settles for silver followed by a Kenyan athlete. Paris diamond league winners Muktar Edris also perform his best yet taking the 5000 meter gold in style. Muktar stayed with group until the final lap then sprinted away from the flock with an astonishing pace to take the gold in 13:38:42. Abrar Usman of Eritrea and Wiliam Stonic of Kenya finished second and third respectively. New long distance star, Yigrem Demelash brings home the third gold medal after a strong showdown against his contenders from Kenya and Morocco. The young star is in time for the distance’s prince crown spot following the footsteps of great Haile G/Selassie and Kenenisa Bekele. Ethiopia finishes third in the medal table with three gold, three silvers and one bronze.