Saturday, August 4, 2012

Tirunesh Dibaba wins women's 10,000m gold

Tirunesh dibaba gold 10000m london olympic 2012
Photo: Reuters
Tirunesh Dibaba of Ethiopia clocked 30:20.75 to win the Olympic women's 10,000m gold medal on Friday to defend her Olympic title.

 Kenyan Sally Jepkosgei Cheruiyot claimed silver in 30:26.37 and her compatriot Vivian Jepkemoi Chepkirui took bronze in 30:30.44.
“I have never been happier like today,” Dibaba said, adding that it was a better feeling than winning at Beijing.

 “It’s very special. I have worked very hard for this. No one has ever done what I did today.”

Women’s 10,000m Result:
  1.   Tirunesh Dibaba (Ethiopia)        30:20.75

 2.   Sally Jepkosgei Kipyego (Kenya)   30:26.37               
 3.   Vivian Jepkemoi Cheruiyot (Kenya) 30:30.44               

 4.   Werknesh Kidane (Ethiopia)        30:39.38               
 5.   Beleynesh Oljira (Ethiopia)       30:45.56               

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