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Ethiopia: Mohammed Aman a Rare Runner Among Ethiopian Elite
History, of sorts, was made when Mohammed Aman became the first Ethiopian to win a world outdoor 800m title as he kicked hard coming off the final bend to snatch the gold medal on Tuesday night (13).
The spectacular victory in Moscow’s Luzhniki Stadium supersedes his 2012 World indoor 800m title and came against a terrific field. To make the result even sweeter his winning time of 1:43.31 is his fastest of the season.
Until now his countrymen have dominated 5000m, 10,000m and Marathon podiums but Aman, a sprinter turned middle distance star, has ignited a new flame of belief amongst the youth of his country.
Still, only 19 years of age and the youngest man to win a medal in his event, let alone a gold, Aman understands the significance of his accomplishment.
“Ethiopians are known for marathons and for long distance and now middle distances so I am very happy,” said Aman, who learned English in high school and practices by watching movies and reading.
“Anything is possible. I train in Ethiopia and also I have a good Ethiopian coach (Negusse Gechamo). I train in Entoto, Sendafa and also around Addis. I train with the national team. There are many national team members in Addis.”
You deserve it and make proud your country and your people.
Assela deserves celebration too. I AM HAPPY FOR YOU SPECIALY FOR THIS REMARKABLE WIN.
Very interestingly, Muhammad Aman is also shorter than average middle distance runners, which a long stride because of height naturally can give an advantage. But, with a mysterious way of surprising speed Muhammad Aman seems to dominate this event.
What a great athlete.
We are going to see more young Ethiopians in the short and middle distance run.
What a great young Ethiopian who made us proud. The world is shaking by surprise , well done bro.
Well done Mo Aman, well deserved! You showed the world Ethiopians are not just in long distance category. Anything is possible with hard work, dedication & determination!
Mohamed Aman, a great man with a great name, well done you are the best, i am proud of you.May another Ethiopian follow your footstep.
thank you very much!
I hate to say it but it looks like anything is possible under WOyane rule. Lets just be honest, things that were not possible before are now possible, like the Abay Dam, the country’s foot ball team is almost there to be one of the Africa’s team for world cup. qualifying for Africa’s cup used to be a dream let alone to think about world cup. Now nobody is paying attention for Africa’a cup anymore, we are beyond that. The construction of electric train transportation system. I am not even mentioning the fastest growing airlines in Africa, The development of modern weapon manufactury, modern military….you name it. We do have other issues to fix though, like human right and getting our Asseb back. Just a thought.
You make us all proud.Specially those from Assela. I hope you went to Chilalo Terara (Ras Darge) high school not Assela comprehensive secondary school.
What a Great GUY !!! “MISSION ACCOMPLISHED ” …BRAVO !!!! Fake
Ethiopia ,this is the result of the might and determination of an Heroic runner . Certainly not linked with your bandit masters ,who days and nights despise such kind of events reflecting National Unity and Patriotism .
Great runner Mohammed ! You are wonderful and keep it up though other youngsters to follow you and and put Ethiopia in this middle distance race of world map.
Ethiopia, you sound like you try to prove something like someone with a complex of inadequacies. Hitler did great to Germany but that is not relevant when it comes to human right and operation, OK?
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