Aman hurtles to Ethiopia’s first 800m world title

August 13th, 2013 Print Print Email Email

A grimacing Mohammed Aman hurtled to the front in the final 10 meters to become the first Ethiopian to win an 800 meters world title on Tuesday.

Aman, the only man to beat world record holder David Rudisha since 2009 and pre-race favorite in the absence of the injured Kenyan, pipped American Nick Symmonds for victory in 1:43.31. Djibouti’s Ayanleh Souleiman was third.

It was Ethiopia’s first world gold at a distance below 5,000 meters.

World indoor champion Aman, a disappointing sixth in last year’s amazing Olympic final in which Rudisha smashed the world record, found himself boxed on the inside on the final lap but as the pace wound up towards the finish he found space for his late charge.

  1. Anonymous
    | #1

    GREAT!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Anonymous
    | #2

    Congratulations! Proud of you! Now, get your money and run away as fast as you can from woyanes.

  3. MATTY
    | #3

    AMAN MADE HISTORY BY BECOMING THE FIRST ETHIOPIAN TO WIN GOLD IN 800M AT WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP.

  4. Asmare
    | #4

    THIS WIN AT WORLD SPORTS TOURNAMENTS BY ETHIOPIAN
    ATHLETS LIKE M.AMAN DISCREDITS SOME PEOPLE IN THE OPPOSITION
    THAT BLAME THE ADMINISTRATION FOR NO PERSONAL FREEDOM OR
    NO INTEREST IN DEVELOPING THE YOUTH IN SPORTS AND CULTURE.
    I THINK THE EPRDF SHOULD GET CREDIT FOR THIS INDENIABLE TRUTH
    TOWARDS THE WELLBEING AND EMPOWERMENT OF OUR YOUTH.

  5. MILKESSA
    | #5

    AMAN IS A GREAT ATHLET1….

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