Tachlowini Gabriyesos

Refugee Olympic Team ROT

Athletics

  • First Olympic Games
    Tokyo 2020
  • Year of Birth
    1998
Olympic Results

Biography

Tachlowini Gabriyesos

Tachlowini fled insecurity in Eritrea when he was just 12 years old with his 13-year-old friend. From there, he spent time in Ethiopia and Sudan, before eventually making the treacherous journey across the Sinai to Israel. He recalls his friend teaching him a trick he learnt from his father: when they would sleep, they would take off their shoes and leave them pointing in their direction of travel so that when they awoke the next morning, they would not lose their way. Upon reaching Israel, he spent time in detention before being sent to a school in Hadera, where he met his running coach. It’s been eight years since he last saw the family he left behind.

Olympic Results

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Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Tokyo 2020

#16
Men's Marathon
Men's Marathon Athletics