Sofia Assefa

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Sofia Assefa
Sofia Assefa Memorial Van Damme 2010.jpg
Assefa at the 2010 Memorial van Damme
Medal record
Women's Athletics
Competitor for  Ethiopia
Olympic Games
Bronze medal – third place 2012 London 3000 m st.
World Championships
Bronze medal – third place 2013 Moscow 3000 m st.
Continental Cup
Bronze medal – third place 2010 Split 3000 m st.

Sofia Assefa (Amharic: ሶፍአ አሠፋ; born 14 November 1987 in Addis Ababa) is an Ethiopian long-distance runner who specializes in the 3000 metres steeplechase.

She finished thirteenth at the 2009 World Championships and fourth at the 2009 World Athletics Final. She also competed at the 2008 Olympic Games without reaching the final.

Her personal best times are 9:09.84 minutes in the 3000 metres steeplechase, achieved in August 2012 at the Olympics in London, United Kingdom;[1] and 15:59.74 minutes in the 5000 metres, achieved in July 2007 in Liège.


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