'A DREAM COME TRUE' - ERITREAN BINIAM GIRMAY REFLECTS ON HISTORIC PODIUM AT WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
Silver medalist Biniam Girmay of Eritrea during the medal ceremony after the 94th UCI Road World Championships 2021 Men U23 Road Race (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)
Eritrean Biniam Girmay made history at the 2021 Road World Championships as he became the first Black African to finish on the podium.
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The first black African to stand on the podium at a World Championships, Eritrean Biniam Girmay is a fast finisher with a huge future. Though he represents the hopes of an entire continent, he wears the pressure lightly, with pride, and he will go to the Giro d'Italia in May with the highest of motivations. “This is the beginning, and I have to continue. It’s now that the door is open.”