The Eritrean National Cycling Team today returned home after winning the 9th African Continental Championship in Sharm Al-Sheikh, Egypt, which constitutes its 4th consecutive feat.
Upon arrival at Asmara International Airport, the team which demonstrated impressive victory both in male and female competitions was accorded warm welcome in which the Eritrean Sports Commissioner, Maj. General Ramadan Osman Auliyai, sports officers, members of the National Cycling Federation, coaches and members of sports communities took part.
The event witnessed cultural performances all the way to Bahti Meskerem square.
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Cycling: Eritrea Dominates the African Championships
As is the case for several years now, Eritrea has confirmed its absolute dominance of cycling in African by winning all the three gold medals up for grabs at the 9th Continental Championships in the elite category.
First came the gold in the team time trial, then the one in the individual time trial for Daniel Teklehaimanot, which preceded by the South African Willie Smit and Johannes Christoffel (gold and silver in front of the Algerian U23 Barbarians Adel ), and finally the success in the road race thanks to Tesfom Okubamariam .
The 22 year old Tesfom Okbamariam was forced to sprint to three on the Namibian Dan Craven and on the Eritrean Kudus Merhawi. Note that the same Okubamariam won in this way also the U23 title, beating compatriot Merhawi Kurdus and the Rwandan Janvier Hadi .
Among women, however, the South African Ashleigh Moolman won both the road race the time trial, while Eritrea has won two medals with Wehazit Kidane , silver in the time trial and bronze medal in the road race. (Software translation from Italian)
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