Mohammed Aman

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Mohammed Aman
Mohammed Aman Istanbul 2012.jpg
Aman at the 2012 World Indoor Championships
Personal information
Nationality Ethiopian
Born (1994-01-10) 10 January 1994 (age 23)
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Weight 55 kg (121 lb)
Sport Track
Event(s) 800 metres, 1000 metres
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s) 800 metres 1:42.37[1]
1500 metres: 3:43.52[1]
Mile: 3:57.14[1]

Mohammed Aman Geleto (Amharic: መሀመድ አማን; born 10 January 1994) is an Ethiopian middle distance runner. Born in Asella, he is the winner of the 800-meter final at the 2013 World Athletics Championships in the Luzhniki stadium in Moscow. Aman also won consecutive 800 m titles at the 2009 and 2011 African Junior Athletics Championships.

Running career[edit]

Aman was the inaugural winner of the 1000 metres race at the 2010 Youth Olympics in Singapore. He won a silver medal in the 800 m at the 2011 World Youth Championships in Athletics, finishing behind Leonard Kirwa Kosencha who set a world youth best.[2][3] He ran an Ethiopian record to win his semi-final heat at the 2011 World Championships in Athletics, but finished last in the event final.

In September he improved his Ethiopian record to 1:43.37 minutes (establishing the world youth best that remains today) behind David Rudisha at the Rieti Meeting, then ended Rudisha's 34-meet winning streak at the Notturna di Milano, beating him by seven hundredths of a second in a time of 1:43.50 minutes.[4]

He won 800 m final in the 2012 IAAF World Indoor Championships in Istanbul as the youngest gold medalist athlete.

Competition record[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Ethiopia
2009 African Junior Championships Bambous, Mauritius 1st 800 m 1:48.82
2010 Youth Olympic Games Singapore 1st 1000 m 2:19.54
2011 African Junior Championships Gaborone, Botswana 1st 800 m 1:46.62
World Youth Championships Lille, France 2nd 800 m 1:44.68
World Championships Daegu, South Korea 8th 800 m 1:45.93
2012 World Indoor Championships Istanbul, Turkey 1st 800 m 1:48.36
Olympic Games London, United Kingdom 6th 800 m 1:43.20
2013 World Championships Moscow, Russia 1st 800 m 1:43.31
2014 World Indoor Championships Sopot, Poland 1st 800 m 1:46.40
African Championships Marrakech, Morocco 2nd 800 m 1:48.74
2015 World Championships Beijing, China 800 m DQ
2016 World Indoor Championships Portland, United States 4th 800 m 1:47.97
Olympic Games Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 18th (sf) 800 m 1:46.14

Personal best[edit]

Performance Date Place
800 m 1:42.37 7 September 2013 Brussels
1000 m 2:19.54 22 August 2010 Singapore
1500 m 3:43.52 12 June 2011 Brazzaville
One Mile 3:57.14 4 June 2011 Eugene, OR


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Preceded by
Kenya Leonard Kirwa Kosencha
Boys' World Youth Best Holder, 800 metres
10 September 2011 – present