ETHIOPIA’S JEMAL YIMER WINS ASABA 2018 FIRST GOLD MEDAL

As the 21st African Athletics Championships get underway in Asaba, Ethiopia’s Jemal Yimer has the honour of being the competition’s first gold medalist after returning a time of 29 minutes, 08.01 seconds in the 10,000 metres at the Stephen Keshi Stadium.

The 21-year-old Yimer, who runs for the Amhara Prisons Athletics Club in Debre Markos, kicked with 300 metres to go and opened up a 50-metre gap from his compatriot, silver medallist Andumalak Belihu of Sidama Buna Athletics Club in Ethiopia’s southern region.

Uganda’s Timothy Toroitich (29:11.87) took bronze

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