#Tigrayan Athlete Goytotom Gebreslassie scoops silver in women’s Marathon at Budapest World Athletics championship despite her recent loss of her youngest brother and her brother-in-law.
Goytotom won women marathon in Oregon World Athletics Champs in July of last year during her birthplace was under communication black out following the total siege and blockade imposed on Tigrai.
The defending champion ran today’s race in 2:24:34 as another Ethiopian athlete Amane Beriso won the gold in 2:24:23 and Fatima Ezzahra brought in first-ever medal for Morocco.
Goytotom managed to win silver despite her recent learning of the death of her youngest brother Henok Gebreslassie and her brother-in-law, who fought in the ranks of Tigrian forces during the war against Tigrai.
Our efforts to speak to Goytotom’s mother in Enderta district in Southeastern Zone of #Tigray was unsuccessful to her overwhelming grief on the death of her youngest son.