A Touching Moment.. A Strong Faith...
- Touching Moment
A teary-eyed Meseret Defar proudly showed the picture of the Virgin Mary with the Baby Jesus that she carried with her for the entire 5000 m final race at the London Olympics 2012 after she crossed the finish to win the Olympic Gold!.
She then pulled a picture of the Virgin Mary out from under her jersey, showed it to the cameras and held it up to her face in deep prayer.
An Ethiopian Orthodox Christian, Defar entrusted her race to God with the sign of the cross and reached the finish line in 15:04:24, beating her fellow Ethiopian rival Tirunesh Dibaba.
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