Ethiopia at the 2009 World Championships in Athletics

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Ethiopia at the
World Championships in Athletics

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Flag of Ethiopia
IAAF code ETH
National federation Ethiopian Athletics Federation
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At the 2009 World Championships in Athletics
in Berlin
Competitors 38 (20 men and 18 women)
Medals Gold
2
Silver
2
Bronze
4
Total
8
2007
2011

Ethiopia will compete at the 2009 World Championships in Athletics from 15 to 23 August. A team of 38 athletes was announced in preparation for the competition. Selected athletes have achieved one of the competition's qualifying standards. The squad composed of middle and long distance specialists features three reigning world champions: Meseret Defar (5000 m), Tirunesh Dibaba (10,000 m), and Kenenisa Bekele (10,000 m). As a result, Ethiopia may enter one more athlete in those events as the champion is given a bye into the championships. However, the Ethiopian Athletics Federation has also picked a reserve athlete in these events.[1]

Team selection[edit]

Event Athletes
Men Women
1500 metres Deresse Mekonnen
Henok Legesse
Mekonnen Gebremedhin
Gelete Burka
Meskerem Assefa
Kalkidan Gezhagne
5000 metres Kenenisa Bekele
Imane Merga
Ali Abdosh
Bekana Daba
Tirunesh Dibaba
Meselech Melkamu
Meseret Defar
Sentayehu Ejigu
Genzebe Dibaba
10,000 metres Kenenisa Bekele
Sileshi Sihine
Gebregziabher Gebremariam
Abebe Dinkesa
Meselech Melkamu
Tirunesh Dibaba
Meseret Defar
Wude Ayalew
Aberu Kebede
Marathon Tsegaye Kebede
Deriba Merga
Yemane Tsegaye
Deressa Chemdessa
Dejene Berhanu
Getachew Terfe
Teyba Erkesso
Bezunesh Bekele
Atsede Bayissa
Asselefech Mergia
Dire Tune
3000 m steeplechase Yacob Jarso
Roba Gary
Legesse Lemiso
Zemzem Ahmed
Sofia Assefa
Korahubesh Itaa

Results[edit]

Men[edit]

Event Athletes Heat Round 1 Heat Round 2 Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
1500 m Deresse Mekonnen
Henok Legesse
Mekonnen Gebremedhin
5000 m Kenenisa Bekele
Imane Merga
Ali Abdosh
Bekana Daba
10,000 m Kenenisa Bekele
Sileshi Sihine
Gebregziabher Gebremariam
Abebe Dinkesa
3000 m steeplechase Yacob Jarso
Roba Gary
Legesse Lemiso
Marathon Tsegaye Kebede
Deriba Merga
Yemane Tsegaye
Deressa Chemdessa
Dejene Berhanu
Getachew Terfe

Women[edit]

Event Athletes Heat Round 1 Heat Round 2 Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
1500 m Gelete Burka
Meskerem Assefa
Kalkidan Gezhagne
5000 m Tirunesh Dibaba
Meselech Melkamu
Meseret Defar
Sentayehu Ejigu
Genzebe Dibaba
10,000 m Meselech Melkamu
Tirunesh Dibaba
Meseret Defar
Wude Ayalew
Aberu Kebede
3000 m steeplechase Zemzem Ahmed 9:29.36 PB 1 Q
Sofia Assefa 9:22.63 3 Q
Korahubesh Itaa 9:33.67 7 Did not advance
Marathon Teyba Erkesso
Bezunesh Bekele
Atsede Bayissa
Asselefech Mergia
Dire Tune

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