Awarded land, 10 mln birr in prize from city admin
For their athletic accomplishments at the 18th World Athletics Championships, the Addis Ababa City Administration awarded the Ethiopian athletics national team with a 10 million Birr prize and some land. Athletes’ performances at the competition are taken into account while deciding on awards.
Silver medal winners earned 350 sq. m. of land, bronze medalists received 250 sq. m. of land, and gold medal winners received 500 sq. m. of land. Numerous representatives from the federal government and the city administration attended the award ceremony, which was hosted in the municipality.
They were given an award following an emergency meeting held by the Addis Ababa city government on July 27, 2022. The city administration also gave the delegation that competed in the tournament 10 million birr.
“We are pleased that you have placed Ethiopia first in the 18th World Athletics Championship with your triumph, so that you can restore Ethiopia’s reputation, unveil its grandeur with success, print your flag, and stand with Ethiopia,” stated Adanech Abiebie, the mayor of Addis Ababa City.
Ethiopian athletes placed second in the medal standings at the World Athletics Championships in Oregon with four gold, four silver, and two bronze medals. In comparison to previous competitions, the team performed remarkably well, setting records and reigniting a flagging sense of awe.
With Dribe Welteji earning a diploma, Ethiopia was able to win two medals in the 3,000-meter steeplechase and make it to the finals of the 800-meter women’s world championship for the first time.
The fact that younger competitors were on display has also given rise to renewed aspirations for the 2023 World Championships in Budapest and the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris.
Team Ethiopia dominated the 18th Belgrade World Indoor Championship, the Kenyan World Under-20 Championship, the 22nd Mauritius African Championship, the Tanzania Under-18 and Under-20 East African Championships, and the Oregon World Athletics Championships, much to the delight of fans around the world. This is in contrast to previous competitions where the preparation associated with the selection of athletes has been contested.
Ethiopians in Portland, Oregon, United States, held a program to congratulate the delegation. Despite the fact that Ethiopia’s current political situation has caused conflict among the populace, the championship performances provided much-needed togetherness via athletics.
Source: The Reporter