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Tirunesh Dibaba

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 3
Silver 0
Bronze 3
Total 6
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexFemale
Full nameTirunesh•Dibaba Keneni
Used nameTirunesh•Dibaba
Nick/petnamesBaby Faced Destroyer
Born1 October 1985 in Bekoji (ETH)
Measurements166 cm / 50 kg
AffiliationsCorrections Police / Mizuno Track Club
NOC Ethiopia

Biography

Personal Bests: 5000 – 14:11.15 (2008); 10000 – 29:54.66 (2008).

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
2004 Summer Olympics Athletics ETH Tirunesh Dibaba
5,000 metres, Women (Olympic) 3 Bronze
2008 Summer Olympics Athletics ETH Tirunesh Dibaba
5,000 metres, Women (Olympic) 1 Gold
10,000 metres, Women (Olympic) 1 Gold
2012 Summer Olympics Athletics ETH Tirunesh Dibaba
5,000 metres, Women (Olympic) 3 Bronze
10,000 metres, Women (Olympic) 1 Gold
2016 Summer Olympics Athletics ETH Tirunesh Dibaba
10,000 metres, Women (Olympic) 3 Bronze

Other participations

Games Role NOC As
2012 Summer Olympics Flagbearer at the Closing Ceremony ETH Tirunesh Dibaba

Olympic family relations

Special Notes

Errata

We list DOB as 1 October, although 1 June is seen in the Olympic entry lists for 2008, 2012, and 2016. We have been in contact with athletics statisticians and historians who have been in contact with both Dibaba and her husband, but even that is not conclusive, although one statistician noted that Dibaba herself has stated it is 1 October, which is why we choose that date. It should be noted that in Ethiopia there are no formal birth registrations so it may be difficult to decipher this problem.