Wedding bells toll for Ethiopian track stars – ADDIS ABABA (AFP)

October 16th, 2008 Print Print Email Email

Ethiopian athletics superstars, Tirunesh Dibaba and Sileshi Sihine on Thursday announced that they will tie the knot in a gala ceremony here later this month. (more…)

Ethiopian athletics superstars, Tirunesh Dibaba and Sileshi Sihine on Thursday announced that they will tie the knot in a gala ceremony here later this month.

The ceremony which has been dubbed as “The wedding of the Millennium” by the organisers, will be held on October 26.

“I am very happy for both of us. It’s great to have finally succeeded in the plans,” Dibaba, the double Olympic gold medallist told a news conference where she also launched her official website (www.tiruneshdibaba.net).

The pair have been seeing each other for the last few years.

The 23-year-old Tirunesh, also known as “the baby-faced assassin”, won gold in both the 5,000m and 10,000m at the Beijing Olympics last August, while Sileshi finished second behind compatriot Kenenisa Bekele in the 10,000m race.

Ethiopia, one of the world’s poorest countries, finished 18th in the medals table with four gold, one silver and two bronze.

  1. joe
    | #1

    What does being poor has anything to do with winning four gold, one silver and two bronze?????

  2. Yirga Tekle
    | #2

    Hi!!!! the stars i realy appriciate this selekted and blessed weding please this is not only yours also for all black sweet peoples. So enjoy and God and St. Merry bless u and ur wedding!!!.
    Ilove & appriciate ur strength Ture!
    Wish all the best my HERO !!!!!

  3. ali
    | #3

    was it realli necessary 2 say ethiopia is one of the world’s poorest countries….i mean wat does dat hav 2 do with ppls hard work and wining medals at the plympics …..ethiopians we love u u r a strong ppl and the world knows dat africa is one of the richest places on the planet but the ppl wnt harnest the resources….so get away…lol

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