Abebe Bikila: The Man Who Won Gold! By: Gabriella Waldon Block: 1-2

He was going, going, gone! This person is Abebe Bikila, a two time marathon gold medalist in the Olympics.

Abebe Bikila
Abebe Bikila in the Olympics in 1960, running barefoot.
A quote, ¨I wanted the world to know that my country, Ethiopia, has always won with determination and heroism.¨

Sadly, six weeks before going to the the Tokyo Olympics, his appendix was taken out because of a acute appendicitis.

Abebe Bikila at the Tokyo Olympics in 1964

Don´t give up and keep dreaming!

Thank you for listening!!


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