Oromiyaan Tirunesh Dibaba Did It Again!
Graphics: Oromiyaan Tirunesh is shown here with the Oromiyaan national flag even though she runs for Ethiopia at the Olympic Games; Oromiyaa is a stateless country in the Horn of Africa. There are many other Oromiyaan Olympians at the London Olympic Games – who run for other countries, such as Bahrain, Norway, Turkey, UAE, and/or even Azerbaijan. Please read this report by Ayyaantuu.com.
Tirunesh Dibaba of Oromiyaa defended her 10K Olympic title by clinching the first track gold of the London Olympics on Friday, August 3, 2012 with a time of 30:20.75, the season-best of the year.
It’s to be remembered that Dibaba became the first woman ever to win both the 10K and 5K titles at the same Olympics at the Beijing Olympic Games four years ago. At the Beijing Olympics in 2008, she clocked 29:54.66 in 10K, which became the second fastest 10K time in history, and the 10K Olympic record.
In the same 10K event at the London Olympics, another Oromiyaan, Olympian Belaynesh Oljira, clocked 30:45.56 to finish fifth.