Marrakech 2014: Nguse Amlosom gives Eritrea first African gold

Nguse Amlosom of Eritrea made history by winning his country’s medal at the African Senior Athletics Championships after taking the men’s 10,000m gold medal on the first day of competition in Marrakech, Morocco. Amlosom, who finished eighth in

 of Eritrea made history by winning his country’s medal at the African Senior Athletics Championships after taking the men’s 10,000m gold medal on the first day of competition in Marrakech, Morocco.

Amlosom, who finished eighth in the 25-lap event at the 2013 World Championships and 15th at the 2012 Olympics, won the race in 28:11.07 ahead of Moroccan champion Mustapha El Aziz (28:11.36) and 2008 world junior champion and Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games silver medallist from Kenya, Josphat Bett, who came third in 28:11.61.

However it was bad news for Uganda, as the favourite and 2014 Commonwealth Games champion, , did not start the race and reigning world junior champion Joshua Cheptegei did not finish.

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Source: athletics-africa.com

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3 COMMENTS
  • Smerrrrrrrr August 21, 2014

    Men kem deki eri, teawet teawet anbesa wedi eri.

  • habtu August 21, 2014

    Yep raza nay abu haza .

  • ahmed saleh August 21, 2014

    How nice to hear such uplifting good
    news of ERITREA .
    If it wasn’t for the circumstances of
    our country by now we might produce
    generation of Nuguse types at various fields .
    Congratulation Hawna Neguse .

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