Ethiopian as­saults coach for not mak­ing team

The Hamilton Spectator - - SPORTS -

AD­DIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA — An Ethiopian ath­lete has been banned for two years for at­tack­ing his coach af­ter learn­ing he didn’t make the team for next month’s world cham­pi­onships in Lon­don.

Ethiopian Ath­let­ics Fed­er­a­tion spokesper­son Sileshi Bis­rat says 21-yearold steeplechase run­ner Chala Beyo, who com­peted at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, punched coach Yo­hannes Mo­hammed when the team was an­nounced.

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

Bis­rat says Chala was car­ry­ing a rock when he as­saulted his coach, but didn’t use it.

Chala ran for Ethiopia in the 3,000 me­tres steeplechase at last year’s Olympics. He didn’t qual­ify for the fi­nal.

The fed­er­a­tion says it has banned him for two years from all com­pe­ti­tions.

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