Ethiopian Christian Wins Gold Medal – Kneels and Weeps on Track (Updated)

Ethiopia’s Meseret Defar won the women’s 5,000 meter final Friday night.
It was an amazing sight.
Defar crossed the finish line with her arms in the air. Then she knelt down and pulled a religious picture of Mother Mary from her top. She kissed it and fell to the track weeping.

Ethiopia’s Meseret Defar holds up a picture for a television cameraman after winning the women’s 5000-meters final during the athletics in the Olympic Stadium at the 2012 Summer Olympics, London, Friday, Aug. 10, 2012.(AP/Anja Niedringhaus)

UPDATE: Here is a photo of Defar kneeling on the track following her race.
Thanks to Reliapundit.

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