Ethiopian Athlete Punches Coach for Not Being Selected for Championship

Chala-BeyoJuly 29, 2017 - Ethiopian Police are searching for an athlete who punched and injured his Coach’s eye after learning that he was not selected for the London world championship.  The Athlete, Chala Beyo, ran for Ethiopia in the 3,000 meters steeplechase at last year’s Olympics. He didn’t qualify for the finals this time.

Commenting on the case, Sileshi Bisrat, Ethiopian Athletics Federation spokesman says the 21-year-old steeplechase runner, punched coach Yohannes Mohammed when the team was announced.

The coach needed medical treatment for an injured left eye, and Sileshi says police are searching for the runner.

Sileshi also added that Chala was carrying a rock when he assaulted his coach, but didn’t use it. Chala The federation says it has banned him for two years from all competitions.

Source:- Washington Times



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