Meet 16 year old Ethiopian Athlete, Girmawit Gebrzihair

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Girmawit Gebrzihair is reportedly a 16 year old Ethiopian runner competing at the World Under-20 Championships in Tampere, Finland.


She recently won the bronze medal after coming third-place in the 5,000m race at the ongoing competition.

The runner was in the spotlight after she finished third in the women’s 5000m event on Tuesday, the opening day of the tournament which kicked off in Finland. However, it was not Gebrzihair’s bronze medal finish, but her appearance which was widely discussed after the event with many journalists doubting that the runner’s real age was 16.

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