Etenesh Diro

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Etenesh Diro
2012 Olympic steeplechase start-Diro, Jelizarova, Dominguez.JPG
Etenesh at the startline for the steeplechase final at the 2012 London Olympics.
Personal information
Born (1991-05-10) May 10, 1991 (age 26)
Height 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
Weight 49 kg (108 lb)
Country  Ethiopia
Sport Track and field
Event(s) 3000m steeplechase

Etenesh Diro Neda (born 10 May 1991, in Jeldu) is an Ethiopian athlete.[1] She competed in the 3000 metres steeplechase at the 2012 Summer Olympics and the 2016 Summer Olympics.[2] In 2012, she qualified for the final by placing second in her heat with a time of 9:25.31, then placed sixth in the final with a time of 9:19.89, a personal best.[3] In 2016, she was implicated in a collision and lost one shoe. Unable to put it back without losing too much time, she finished the qualifier in 7th place with only one shoe. Because of that, she was affectionately named the Cinderella of Rio2016 .


Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Ethiopia
2012 Olympic Games London, United Kingdom 6th 3000 m st. 9:19.89
2013 World Championships Moscow, Russia 5th 3000 m st. 9:16.97
2015 World Championships Beijing, China 17th (h) 3000 m st. 9:31.97
2016 African Championships Durban, South Africa 3000 m s'chase DNF
Olympic Games Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 15th 3000 m s'chase 9:38.77
2017 World Championships London, United Kingdom 7th 3000 m s'chase 9:22.46


  1. ^ "Etenesh Diro". London 2012. Retrieved 2012-08-29. 
  2. ^ "DIRO Etenesh". Rio 2016. Archived from the original on 2016-08-06. Retrieved 2016-08-16. 
  3. ^ "Etenesh Diro - Events and results". London 2012. Retrieved 2012-08-28. 

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