Ethiopia’s Dibaba Takes Gold Medal at Athletic Championships
Genzebe Dibaba claimed first place in the women's 1,500m event at the IAAF Championships in Beijing.
(The Ethiopian Herald) Aug 26, 2015 – – The enjoyment of Genzebe on the ending line. Ethiopia gained the primary gold medal on the IAAF Beijing World Athletics Championship within the feminine 1,500 mt race with world file holder Athlete Genzebe Dibaba in Beijing, yesterday.
Genzebe Dibaba gained the race leaving the second place for Kenyan Religion Kipyegon and the Netherlands athlete of Ethiopian origin Sifan Hassan third. Genzebe ran a final 800 m of 1:57.2 within the 1,500 m for the Ethiopian’s first world title.
Genzebe Dibaba can be a two-time world indoor champion.
Genzebe, whose elder sister Tirunesh is a a number of world champion, gained in four:08.09, and the 24-year-old seems to be good so as to add extra medals of her personal after dictating the ultimate like a veteran.
The sister of the triple Olympic champion Tirunesh and the cousin of the twice Olympic champion Derartu Tulu, Genzebe added the out of doors title to the indoor world crown she gained in 2012.
She stated: “I labored very onerous for the final three years. It is nice to have such a powerful efficiency. My sister gained the gold medal on this stadium on the Olympic Video games so I wished to share this household expertise.”
Tirunesh, who took this season off to have a child, gained the 5,000 m-10,000 m double on the Fowl’s Nest Stadium in 2008.
Kenya’s former world junior champion Religion Kipyegon was the one runner to stick with Genzebe during the last 400 and took silver in four.08.96.
Kipyegon stated: “Genzebe is simply too quick within the end. I wished to maintain up along with her however she is the actual winner. She can be my idol and my good friend. Together with her within the closing the silver has a style of gold to me.”
The Ethiopian-born Sifan Hassan took bronze for the Netherlands in four.09.34 however was not joyful.
She stated: “It was not the race I wished to run. I fully tousled my ways, I hoped for a quicker tempo. I’m so upset about that, I’ve to return again once more and take a look at for extra.”
Laura Muir’s bid for the primary main medal of her profession resulted in disappointment when she got here house fifth. The Scot left herself an excessive amount of to do and was by no means in competition, regardless of ending strongly, crossing the road in four:11.48.