A town square in the Lemi Kura area of Addis Ababa is to be named after one of Ethiopia’s patriotic and popular athletes, the first African women to win a Gold Medal in Olympic history, Derartu Tulu.
The ceremony will take place this coming Sunday, according to a report by the Ethiopian News Agency.
The athletics federation expressed gratitude that the square is to be named after Deratu Tulu.
Derartu Tulu won a Gold Medal in Women’s 10,000 meters at the Barcelona Olympic in 1992. She won another Olympic Gold Medal at the Sydney Olympics in 2000.
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