The 1993 World Record set by the Chinese runner was totally obliterated by our Diamond/Almaz Ayana today at Rio Olympics 2016 record time of 29:17.6. Almaz started controlling the race on the nine lap to remain of the 10k or 25 laps X 400m.
The Kenyan athlete all effort to close the gap never materialized. The sport analyst forecasting of closing the gap never happened. Almaz just fly like bird and our Tirunesh watch behind her sister making history. The two times Olympic winner Tirunesh/Tiruye knows that the torch is already handed to Almaz to keep the Gold home.
The whole world has seen the shattering of the world record in Rio. Almaz started and finished the race with ease and grace. Winning the first gold for mother Ethiopia in a record pace will encourage fellow Ethiopian runners to do the same in Rio.
Our Athletes have been a unifying factor in Ethiopia. We witnessed in past how our people celebrated every win in huge turnout. This time will not be different. Friday late afternoon in Ethiopia will not be an ordinary Friday.
Let us celebrate the great victory by Almaz Ayana and Tirunesh Dibaba Olympic Gold and Bronze medal winners respectively. Let us also give especial honor for Tirunesh Dibaba who came to Rio after giving birth to her first baby. Had Tirunesh practice was not influenced by motherhood we will have two Ethiopians breaking the world record in 10,000 meter.
Almaz Ayana had already taken the torch from Tirunesh Dibaba in Rio. She will be there to defend her tittle in Tokyo in 2020. The Dibaba sisters influence on Ethiopian athletics will stay with us for decades to come. God Bless the Dibaba family !!!!
Ethiopian artists are now busy writing a new song for Rio winners like always following victory in Olympics. The song will celebrate among othersAlmaz/Diamond who brought High Quality Gold meaning Gold with New Record in 10,000m. Almazeeeeeeee We Love You !!!!!