Meron Teshome Wins Gold at Elite Mens ITT Continental Championships

Eritrea leading the Championship with 9 Golds, 1 Silver and 1 Bronze medals so far.

Meron Teshome wins African Continental Championship ITT
Awesome. Meron Teshome, Awet Habtom and Mosana Debesay (L-R) posing for picture after winning Gold, Bronze and Silver respectively in the elite men and women ITT of the Continental Championship.

By TesfaNews,

Eritrean rider Meron Teshome have won his second Gold medal yesterday in elite men Individual Time Trial (ITT) at the ongoing African Continental Championship 2017 in Luxor, Egypt clocking a time of 53:16, which is 26 seconds faster than South Africa’s Stefan De Bod who finished second.



His other teammate Awet Habtom finished third, 49 seconds later to claim Bronze. Awet Habtom is also competing in the U23 category. So far he is placed second using 54:05 time while South African Stefan De Bod leading with a time of 53:42.

In the elite women ITT championship, Eritrean Mossana Debesay wins Silver following Aurelie Halbwachs of Mauritius and ahead of South Africa’s Jaunita Venter. Her teammate Wehazit Kidane finished fifth.

This brings the total medals scooped by our national team to 9 Gold, 1 Silver and 1 Bronze.

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In this edition of the African Continental Championship, Eritrea was represented by Meron Abraham, Meron Teshome, Amanuel Gebregziabiher and Awet Habotm in the Men’s elite group.

Wehazit Kidane, Mossana Debesay, Bisrat Ghebremeskel and Wegahta Ghebrehiwet represents the women’s elite team.