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Africa Game: Ethiopia sweeps the podium in women’s 5000m race in Ghana

Ethiopia sweeps the podium in women’s 5000m race in Ghana

Ethiopian swept the podium in the women 5000m race at the ongoing 13th edition of the All-African Games in Accra, Ghana.

The team was led by the reigning World U20 5000m champion Medina Eisa who won the gold medal in 15:04.32 and was followed by the 18 year, Birtukan Molla who took silver in 15:05.32 with World U20 5000m silver medallist, Melknat Wudu sealing the podium three finishes in 15:07.04.

World 3,000m steeplechase record holder Beatrice Chepkoech and the lone Kenyan representative in the race finished a distant fourth in 15:13.71 with Burundian Francine Niyomukunzi coming home in fifth place in 15:33.17.

LEADING RESULTS

5000M WOMEN

1.Medina Eisa  ETH15:04.3215:04.32
2.Birtukan MollaKEN15:05.3215:05.32
3.Melknat WuduKEN15:07.0415:07.04
4.Beatrice ChepkoechETH15:13.7115:13.71
5.Francine NiyomukunziETH15:33.1715:33.17

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  • John Vaselyne

    John Vaselyne is the founder of Athletics News. Africa’s only Independent Athletics News website. He has covered World U18 and U20 Championships, World Cross Country Championships, Four Continental Tour Gold Series, Wanda Diamond League. He has passion for the Sport and has over seven years experience in this area of sport. He is also the Leading Athletics Pundit in the Country, having been hosted in ALL leading TV stations in Kenya

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