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Dibaba wins 5,000, completes Olympic double

Dibaba wins 5,000, completes Olympic double

Tirunesh Dibaba of Ethiopia has won the 5,000 meters to complete an unprecedented women's Olympic distance double.
Dibaba, the world record holder, won the 5,000-meter race in 15 minutes, 41.40 seconds on Friday night, her second gold of the Beijing Games after her triumph in the 10,000.
The 23-year-old Dibaba also won the 5,000-10,000 combination at the 2005 world championships but only chose to defend the 10,000 at the worlds in Osaka last year.
Elvan Abeylegesse won the silver and Meseret Defar the bronze.


Updated : 2021-02-25 18:40 GMT+08:00