Ethiopia at the 2008 Summer Olympics

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Ethiopia at the Olympic Games

Flag of Ethiopia
IOC code  ETH
NOC Ethiopian Olympic Committee
Website www.ethiolympic.org
At the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing
Competitors 27 in 1 sport
Flag bearer Miruts Yifter (opening)
Kenenisa Bekele (closing)
Medals
Rank: 18
Gold
4
Silver
1
Bronze
2
Total
7
Olympic history (summary)
Summer Games
Winter Games

Ethiopia competed in the 2008 Summer Olympics held in Beijing, People's Republic of China from August 8 to August 24, 2008.

10,000 m runner Tirunesh Dibaba ran the second fastest 10,000 metres of all time, setting an Olympic record of 29 minutes, 54.66 seconds.[1]

Medalists[edit]

Medal Name Sport Event
 Gold Tirunesh Dibaba Athletics Women's 10000 m
 Gold Tirunesh Dibaba Athletics Women's 5000 m
 Gold Kenenisa Bekele Athletics Men's 10000 m
 Gold Kenenisa Bekele Athletics Men's 5000 m
 Silver Sileshi Sihine Athletics Men's 10000 m
 Bronze Meseret Defar Athletics Women's 5000 m
 Bronze Tsegay Kebede Athletics Men's marathon

Athletics[edit]

The Ethiopian track and field team was announced on July 13, 2008.[2]

Key
  • Note–Ranks given for track events are within the athlete's heat only
  • Q = Qualified for the next round
  • q = Qualified for the next round as a fastest loser or, in field events, by position without achieving the qualifying target
  • NR = National record
  • N/A = Round not applicable for the event
  • Bye = Athlete not required to compete in round
Men
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Gashaw Asfaw Marathon N/A 2:10:52 7
Kenenisa Bekele 5000 m 13:40.13 3 Q N/A 12:57.82 OR 1st
10000 m N/A 27:01.17 OR 1st
Tariku Bekele 5000 m 13:37.63 3 Q N/A 13:19.06 6
Abreham Cherkos 13:47.60 3 Q N/A 13:16.46 5
Demma Daba 1500 m 3:37.78 8 Did not advance
Roba Gari 3000 m steeplechase 8:28.27 8 Did not advance
Haile Gebrselassie 10000 m N/A 27:06.68 6
Yacob Jarso 3000 m steeplechase 8:16.88 1 Q N/A 8:13.47 NR 4
Tsegay Kebede Marathon N/A 2:10:00 3rd
Deresse Mekonnen 1500 m 3:36.22 5 Q 3:37.85 6 Did not advance
Deriba Merga Marathon N/A 2:10:21 4
Nahom Mesfin 3000 m steeplechase 8:23.82 5 Did not advance
Sileshi Sihine 10000 m N/A 27:02.77 2nd
Mulugeta Wendimu 1500 m 3:36.67 7 q 3:40.16 10 Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Heat Final
Result Rank Result Rank
Berhane Adere Marathon N/A DNF
Zemzem Ahmed 3000 m steeplechase 9:25.63 4 Q 9:17.85 NR 7
Meskerem Assefa 1500 m 4:10.04 10 Did not advance
Sofia Assefa 3000 m steeplechase 9:47.02 8 Did not advance
Mekdes Bekele 9:41.43 9 Did not advance
Gelete Burka 1500 m 4:15.77 6 Did not advance
Meseret Defar 5000 m 14:56.32 1 Q 15:44.12 3rd
Ejegayehu Dibaba 10000 m N/A 31:22.18 14
Tirunesh Dibaba 5000 m 15:09.89 1 Q 15:41.40 1st
10000 m N/A 29.54.66 OR 1st
Meselech Melkamu 5000 m 15:11.21 4 Q 15:49.03 8
Mestawet Tufa 10000 m N/A DNF
Dire Tune Marathon N/A 2:31:16 15
Gete Wami N/A DNF

References[edit]