Almaz Ayana is set to double up and contest both the 5000m and 10,000m in Brazil
Ethiopia has named its team for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, with Almaz Ayana set to double up and contest both the 5000m and 10,000m.
Tirunesh Dibaba is listed just for the 10,000m, but is named as a reserve for the 5000m, while her younger fellow world record-breaking sister Genzebe is selected for the 1500m. Mohammed Aman is the sole athlete listed for the men’s 800m.
Muktar Edris, Hagos Gebrhiwet and Dejen Gebremeskel are named for the men’s 5000m, while the men’s 10,000m selections are Yigrem Demelash, Abadi Hadis and Tamirat Tola.
Ethiopia team for Rio 2016
(reserves in brackets)
800m: Mohammed Aman
5000m: Muktar Edris, Dejen Gebremeskel, Hagos Gebrhiwet, (Abadi Hadis)
10,000m: Yigrem Demelash, Abadi Hadis, Tamirat Tola, (Ibrahim Jeilan)
Marathon: Tesfaye Abera, Lemi Berhanu, Feyisa Lelisa, (Lelisa Desisa)
3000m steeplechase: Hailemariyam Amare, Chala Beyo, Tafese Seboka, (Birhan Getahun)
800m: Habitam Alemu, Tigist Assefa, Gudaf Tsegay
1500m: Genzebe Dibaba, Besu Sado, Dawit Seyaum, (Gudaf Tsegay)
5000m: Almaz Ayana, Senbere Teferi, Ababel Yeshaneh, (Tirunesh Dibaba)
10,000m: Almaz Ayana, Gelete Burka, Tirunesh Dibaba, (Netsanet Gudeta)
Marathon: Mare Dibaba, Tirfi Tsegaye, Tigist Tufa, (Aberu Kebede)
3000m steeplechase: Sofia Assefa, Hiwot Ayalew, Etenesh Diro, (Weynshet Ansa)
20km race walk: Yehualeye Beletew, Askale Tiksa