ERITREA born Meraf Bahta Wins Gold for Sweden in the Women’s 5000 Meters Final European Athletics Championship Zurich 2014.
European 1500m Champion and the race’s favorite Sifan Hassan finished second.
Hassan looked to have got the better of her Swedish rival, but Bahta bounces back, lengthens her stride and opens up a gap once more, raising her arms as she crosses the line victoriously.
“The victory means so much to me. I feel happy and satisfied. I had complete control of the race”, said Bahta.
The Eritrean refugee had pushed the pace from two laps out and dug deep to hold on for victory in 15min 31.39sec.
Hassan had to be content with silver, finishing 0.40sec, with her Dutch team-mate Susan Kuijken coming through for bronze and Jo Pavey, the 40-year-old 10,000m winner from Great Britain, down in seventh.
“With 100m to go I knew that nobody could beat me,” said Bahta.
Congratulations guwal Ere.
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Abrar Osman Wins Bronze at the African Athletics Championship
Eritrean athlete Abrar Osman has won Bronze medal in the 5000m race at the 19th African Athletics Championship race that was conducted in Marrakesh, Morocco.
Accordingly, he would take part in the forthcoming 10,000m Intercontinental racing competition along with fellow Eritrean athlete Neguse Amlesom who earlier secured Gold in the 10,000m in Marrakesh.