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Aman at the 2011 World Championships
|Born||10 January 1994 (age 18)|
|Height||1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)|
|Weight||55 kg (121 lb)|
|Event(s)||800 metres, 1000 metres|
|Achievements and titles|
|Personal best(s)||800 m: 1:43.37 s (Rieti 2011)|
Born in Asella, he won consecutive 800 m titles at the 2009 and 2011 African Junior Athletics Championships. Aman was the inaugural winner of the 1000 metres race at the 2010 Youth Olympics in Singapore. He won a silver medal in the 800 m at the 2011 World Youth Championships in Athletics, finishing behind Leonard Kirwa Kosencha who set a world youth best. He ran an Ethiopian record to win his semi-final heat at the 2011 World Championships in Athletics, but finished last in the event final.
In September he improved his Ethiopian record to 1:43.37 minutes (also a world youth best) behind David Rudisha at the Rieti Meeting, then ended Rudisha’s 34-meet winning streak at the Notturna di Milano, beating him by seven hundredths of a second in a time of 1:43.50 minutes.
He won 800 m. final in Istanbul 2012 IAAF World Indoor Championships (11 march 2012) as the youngest gold medalist athlete.
|800 m||1,43,37 s (WYR)||2 September 2011||Rieti|
|1000 m||2,19,54 s||22 August 2010||Singapore|
|1500 m||3,43,52 s||12 June 2011||Brazzaville|
|One Mile||3,57,14 s||4 June 2011||Eugene, OR|
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