U.S. tops medal table, Ethiopia races to wins in 3000 metre events
Mar 23, 2016 The United States recently closed out the world indoor athletics championships with a record medal haul while Ethiopia stepped into the spotlight by dominating the distance events.
Ethiopia’s Yomif Kejelcha and Genzebe Dibaba took home gold in the men’s and women’s 3,000 meters race respective.
After that the Portland party shifted into overdrive with the U.S. closing out the four day meeting with victories in the women’s high jump, men’s 1,500 meters, long jump and 4x400m relays.
The Ethiopians arrived at the championships under a doping cloud after it was identified by the IAAF as one of five countries that are in critical care regarding their drug-testing systems.
The final day of competition began with Kejelcha holding off a hard-charging American Ryan Hill to take the men’s 3,000m before Dibaba, indoor world record-holder in the 1500, mile, 3,000 and 5,000m, made it a clean sweep of the distance gold by leading a one-two