Ethiopia's Magiso out of Olympics 2012
07 August 2012, 14:13
London - Ethiopia's
Fantu Magiso, one of the favourites for the Olympic women's 800 metres
title, has been withdrawn from the Games, team officials said on Monday.
"Magiso won't be running in this Olympics after injuring her leg
here during training," Ethiopian Federation technical manager Dube Jilo
Magiso was the only female 800m runner in Ethiopia's team and was
highly tipped to win the gold after beating Kenya's Olympic champion
Pamela Jelimo in the Rome Diamond League meeting in June and having
another impressive win at the New York Diamond League.
On a more positive note, Ethiopia's Tirunesh Dibaba has confirmed
she will race in the 5,000 metres as she attempts to repeat her double
Dibaba, who won the 10,000m in London on Friday, has been entered
in place of Genet Yalew alongside Meseret Defar and Gelete Burika in a