Mekonnen Gebremedhin

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Mekonnen Gebremedhin
Mekonnen Gebremedhin ISTAF 2011.jpg
Mekonnen Gebremedhin in 2011
Personal information
Born 11 October 1988 (1988-10-11) (age 28)
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Height 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 62 kg (137 lb)

Mekonnen Gebremedhin Woldegiorg (Amharic: መኮንን ገብረመድኅን?; born 11 October 1988 in Addis Ababa) is an Ethiopian middle distance runner, who specializes in the 1500 metres. He is known for consistently placing close to the top three in each Diamond League competition he makes an appearance in.

Gebremedhin finished sixth at the 2008 World Indoor Championships, fourth at the 2010 IAAF World Indoor Championships and third at the 2012 IAAF World Indoor Championships. His personal best time is 3:31.57, achieved in 2010 in Berlin. He is the bronze medallist from the 2012 IAAF World Indoor Championships in Istanbul, Turkey.

International competitions[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Ethiopia
2003 World Youth Championships Sherbrooke, Canada 31st (h) 800 m 1:56.04
2006 World Junior Championships Beijing, China 21st (sf) 800 m 1:50.47
2007 World Championships Osaka, Japan 17th (h) 1500 m 3:43.41
2008 World Indoor Championships Valencia, Spain 6th 1500 m 3:40.42
2009 World Championships Berlin, Germany 26th (h) 1500 m 3:43.22
2010 World Indoor Championships Doha, Qatar 4th 1500 m 3:42.42
African Championships Nairobi, Kenya 3rd 1500 m 3:36.65
Continental Cup Split, Croatia 2nd 1500 m 3:35.70
2011 World Championships Daegu, South Korea 7th 1500 m 3:36.81
2012 World Indoor Championships Istanbul, Turkey 3rd 1500 m 3:45.90
Olympic Games London, United Kingdom 6th 1500 m 3:35.44
2013 World Championships Moscow, Russia 7th 1500 m 3:37.21
2014 World Indoor Championships Sopot, Poland 17th (h) 1500 m 3:47.22
IAAF World Relays Nassau, Bahamas 3rd 4x1500 m 14:41.22
African Championships Marrakech, Morocco 4th 1500 m 3:42.65
2015 World Championships Beijing, China 18th (sf) 1500 m 3:44.31
African Games Brazzaville, Republic of the Congo 1st 1500 m 3:45.73
2016 Olympic Games Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 14th (sf) 1500 m 3:40.69

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