The athlete Solomon Barega was awarded a car worth 3 million birr for winning a gold medal in the 10,000 meters run competition. Athlete Solomon Barega won the race, which was the first athletics gold medal for Ethiopia at the Tokyo Olympic games, with a time of 27: 43. 22.
Ethiopia was represented in nine disciplines including the 3000m steeplechase in both sexes The country was not represented in the 800m men’s distance as its athletes failed to qualify.
In addition, Ethiopia was also represented in taekwondo, cycling, and swimming discipline. Solomon Tufa qualified to compete in the men’s 54 kg taekwondo discipline. Two Ethiopian swimmers are competing in swimming Games.
Ethiopia also won two bronze medals by Letesenbet Gideon and Gudaf Tsegay, in 10,000 meter and 5,000 meter girls contest, respectively.
The individuals were awarded cash and certificates of recognition primarily based on the outcomes they registered within the race.
Bronze medallists Letesenbet Gideon and Gudaf Tsegay received 1 million Birr each, Whereas 3,000 meter Silver medallist Lemecha got 1.5 million Birr.
The President therefore, urged the athletics group to take their respective responsibly critically to attain a greater end result for the upcoming Paris Olympics.
Different officials together with tradition and Tourism Minister, Hirut kassew, Sport Commissioner Elias Shikure and members of the Ethiopian Olympic committee attended the ceremony.