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 24)
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.

He finished 6th in the 800 metres at the 2017 World Championships held in London.[5]

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
2017 World Championships London, United Kingdom 6th 800 m 1:46:06

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