Sihine bounces back in Prague

Olympic 10,000m silver medallist, Sileshi Sihine, has secured a place in the Ethiopian World Championships team after setting a meet record in the 10,000m at the Memorial Josefa Odlozila (IAAF Grand Prix II) meeting in Prague.

Sihine, 22, who has suffered a knee injury all through last winter, took the record to cleaners in 26:57.27, relegating countryman Gezhagne Mamo and Kenya’s Geoffrey Kingeno to the second (27:38.49) and third (27:41.78) positions respectively.

The Ethiopian, who was a bronze medallist at the Paris 2003 world championships, said after the race he was disappointed with his form inspite of the record.

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