TADELE ZEWDU, earning much more medals than his twenty years of life
TADELE ZEWDU now 20 is among the first batch of the Addis Ababa Campus trainees. TADELE is also attending his final high school year of grade 10. Next June he will be double graduate of both the Academy & Lem High School.
TADELE ZEWDU, born & raised in Tahkusa Wereda of Siemen Gonder, was recruited at the 2013 National Youth Projects Championship in Bahirdar city.
TADELE is already on the road of becoming a legend. He has earned in his three years stay with the Academy thirty – one gold & two silver medals in national tournaments. He is probably the first Ethiopian athlete in all sports to earn thirty - three medals in just three Years – earning much more medals than his twenty years of life. TADELE envisages being Olympic medalist a goal not for away.
TADELE awards the first credit to his father, a fisherman on Tana Lake, the largest natural lake in Ethiopia. As a helping aid to his father, he cultivated his passion of swimming at early age. Demelash Chelku, Bahirdar Youth Project coach & Academy’s coaches share the credit besides his father for the extraordinary achievements he has already made.
Swimming fans throughout Ethiopia agree TADELE ZEWDU as being number one in the event for his age.