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How well do you know Tirunesh Dibaba? Get inspired by her accomplishments

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Turunesh Dibaba is an Ethiopian queen of doubles in long distance races. She has accomplished so much through running, community initiatives and businesses in Ethiopia. Gem Recognitions cherishes and honours Turunesh Dibaba as a great source of inspiration to the current and coming generations, especially to young women in sports.

Let’s explore why she’s the best Africa has ever had and why she’s a gem to emmulate, click here for a full read or check the answer highlights below.

    • Tirunesh Dibaba is the first woman to attain the Olympic 5,000m and 10,000m double
    • She’s a three-time Olympic winner
    • Her top victories include 3 Olympic golds, 5 World Championship track titles, and 5 World Cross Country (WCCC) titles
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    • Her elder sister Ejegayehu won silver in 10,000m in 2004 Athens Olympic
    • Her younger sister Genzebe is the current world recorder holder of 1,500m and the 2015 World Champion
    • Tirunesh Dibaba is married to Sileshi Sihine, a 10,000m silver medalist in the 2004 and 2008 Olympics
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    • She was promoted to the rank of Chief Superintendent at the prisons police after the Beijing Olympics
    •  Has an honorary doctorate from Addis Ababa University
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