|Born||18 October 1994|
Axumawit made her first major appearances in 2012. She was runner-up in the 800 m at the Ethiopian junior championships and ended up seventh at the 2012 World Junior Championships in Athletics, recording a personal best of 4:12.92 minutes. She switched to the 1500 metres for the 2013 season and performed well on the European circuit. She ran a best of 4:09.11 minutes at the XL Galan indoors to place second and had a string of runner-up placings outdoors at the Bislett Games, Folksam Grand Prix and the KBC Night of Athletics (she set a personal best of 4:05.16 minutes at the latter event).
Top three placings at the PSD Bank Meeting and Weltklasse in Karlsruhe at the start of the next year brought her a place on the team for the 2014 IAAF World Indoor Championships in the 1500 metres event. She was second to Abebe Aregawi in the heats and repeated that feat in the final; although Abebe comfortably won the race, Axumawit stayed ahead of the rest of the pack to take the silver medal.