Habtam, Lemlem & Selemon secured wild cards for Belgrade

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After the fifth and final Gold level meeting of the 2021 World Athletics Indoor Tour brought the series to a close for another year, 11 athletes including three Ethiopians have booked their place at the World Athletics Indoor Championships Belgrade 22.
African Athletics championship 800-meter Bronze medalist Habtam Alemu, 2017 Rabat 1500m bronze medalist and the 2017 world under-18 champion Lemlem Hailu and 2017 World U-18 gold medalist Selemon Barega are the three athletes to represent Ethiopia in the much-anticipated Belgrade Indoor Championship.
It means several national teams for next year’s World Indoor Championships will be boosted by the success of their athletes on the World Indoor Tour. Usually only two athletes per nation per discipline are allowed to enter the World Indoor Championships, but a wild card entry allows for a third athlete to compete. The final decision about entering an individual athlete for the World Indoor Championships, as always, rests with the athlete’s national federation. In addition, each of those 11 athletes receives a winner-takes-all US$10,000 bonus.
Women
60m……………….. Javianne Oliver (USA)
800m……………… Habitam Alemu (ETH)
3000m……………. Lemlem Hailu (ETH)
Pole vault……….. Iryna Zhuk (BLR)
Triple jump…….. Liadagmis Povea (CUB)
Shot put…………. Auriol Dongmo (POR)
Men
400m…………….. Pavel Maslak (CZE)
1500m…………… Selemon Barega (ETH)
60m hurdles…… Grant Holloway (USA)
High jump…….. Gianmarco Tamberi (ITA)
Long jump……. Juan Miguel Echevarria (CUB)