Tiki Gelana of Oromiyaa Sets Olympic Record in Women’s Marathon
Graphics: Oromiyaan Xiiqii Galaanaa 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.
Tiki Gelana of Oromiyaa took the Gold in Women’s Marathon in London on Sunday, August 5, 2012, by clocking the Olympic record time of 2:23:07. Priscah Jeptoo of Kenya came in second in 2:23:12; Petrova Arkhipova of Russia finished third.
Tiki Gelana is the cousin of Gezahegne Abera, who was the Olympic Gold Medalist in the Men’s Marathon in Sydney in 2000.
The following video shows how Oromo nationalists are celebrating Oromiyaan Olympians in social media outlets, such as Facebook. The song is by Saliha Sami.