Derartu Tulu and Elana Meyer reunite in Barcelona 30 Years after Epic Olympic 10,000m Final.
The victory was for Derartu Tulu – the first black African woman to win an Olympic gold medal – the silver medal was for Elana Meyer – who won the first medal for South African when they were re-admitted to the Olympic Games in 1992 after a ban lasting 32 years – met again today in Barcelona.
Elana Meyer donated to the Museu Olimpic I de l’Esport Joan Antoni Samaranch the neutral flag with which she ran the legendary that “26th lap”, which was to be the defining moment of the Barcelona 1992 Games.
Both athletes signed the flag, and Elana wrote on it:
“The symbol of the power of the values of the Olympics!
Friendships, Peace, Perseverance”