EmbassyMedia - TalkShow (Eritrea - cycling powerhouse in Africa)
Posted by: Yared Tesfay
Date: Friday, 24 September 2021
Cycling has been a main sport in Eritrea since 1939. Since independence, Eritrea had become a cycling powerhouse in Africa, dominating the African championship eight times in both genders. As cycling is such a popular sport amongst Eritreans, the Eritrean community in Manchester decided to host an Eritrean cycling festival, intending to celebrate Eritrean cyclists, some who have competed for generations and to inspire children in diaspora. The event was organised by Biniam Asmelash, one of Eritrea’s cyclists with other fellow cyclists such as Samuel Zekarias (Halabay) Carmello Salbini, Beyene Simon, Tesfalidet Hayelom, Fissehatzion Gebreyesus, FreQalsi Debesay, Wedi Hidray, Fetsum Gilom (Wedi Gilom), Amanuel Yigzaw, Amanuel Mesfen, Biniam Eyob, Amanuel Isac, R. Mazzola and many more, that have participated in the All African Games, Olympics, World Championships and other prominent competitions. EmbassyMedia - ዘተ ብሽክሌታ ኤርትራ ኣብ ፈስቲቫል ማንችስተር - 'AFRICA Cycling PowerHouse'