Addis Ababa (FBC)―The Ethiopian Athletics Federation has named a team of 43 athletes, including reserves, who will represent the country at Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

According to a statement the Federation sent to FBC, the flowing athletes were selected for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.


  1. Lemi Berhanu 2. Tesfaye Abera 3. Feyisa Lilesa 4. Lelisa Desisa (reserve)


  1. Tigist Tufa 2. Mare Dibaba 3. Tirfi Tsegaye 4.Aberu Kebede (reserve)


  1. Yigrem Demelash 2. Tamirat Tola 3. Abadi Haddis 4. Ibrahim Jeilan (reserve)


  1. Almaz Ayana 2. Gelete Burka 3. Tirunesh Dibaba 4.Netsanet Gudeta (reserve)


  1. Muktar Edris 2. Dejen Gebremeskel 3.Hagos Gebrhiwet 4.Abadi Haddis (reserve)


  1. Almaz Ayana 2. Senbere Teferi 3. Ababel Yeshaneh 4. Tirunesh Dibaba (reserve)

3000m steeplechase-Men

  1. Tafese Seboka 2. Chala Beyo 3. Hailemariam Amare 4. Berhanu Getahun (reserve)

3000m steeplechase-Women

  1. Sofia Asefa 2. Hiwot Ayalew 3. Etenesh Diro 4. Woinshet Ansa (reserve)


  1. Aman Wote 2. Mekonnen Gebremedhin 3. Dawit Wolde


  1. Genezebe Dibaba 2. Dawit Seyoum 3. Besu Sado 4. Gudaf Tsegaye (reserve)


  1. Habtam Alemu 2. Gudaf Tsegaye 3. Tigist Asefa


  1. Mohammed Aman is the only athlete chosen to represent his country in men’s 800m event

20km Walk-Women

  1. Yehualeye Beletew 2. Askale Tiksa

Source: FBC
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5 Responses

  1. Douglas Eickhorst

    Misenga is now married to a Brazilian and has a one-year-old son. He will compete in the men’s 90 kg category with Mabika in the women’s 70 kg event. The official Olympic Refugee Team won’t be the only place you can find refugees competing at the Rio Games.


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