Faith Kipyegon garners silver medal in 1500m

Faith Chepngetic Kipyegon, a former world junior cross country champion won the silver medal in the women’s 1500m, finishing behind the incredible Genzebe Dibaba of Ethiopia.

Kipyegon who won the Commonwealth games gold medal in 2014 showed resilience in the last 200m. With Genzebe assured of gold, it became a race to see who would win silver. Sifan Hassan of the Netherlands charged past Kipyegon at the final bend. But Kipyegon would not give up and surged past Hassan again with 70m left to win silver.

Race Video

Race Results

POS BIB ATHLETE COUNTRY MARK
1 342 Genzebe Dibaba ETH ETH 4:08.09
2 567 Faith Chepngetich Kipyegon KEN KEN 4:08.96
3 616 Sifan Hassan NED NED 4:09.34
4 351 Dawit Seyaum ETH ETH 4:10.26
5 404 Laura Muir GBR GBR 4:11.48
6 786 Abeba Aregawi SWE SWE 4:12.16
7 915 Shannon Rowbury USA USA 4:12.39
8 664 Angelika Cichocka POL POL 4:13.22
9 600 Rababe Arafi MAR MAR 4:13.66
10 753 Tatyana Tomashova RUS RUS 4:14.18
11 917 Jennifer Simpson USA USA 4:16.28
12 599 Malika Akkaoui MAR MAR 4:16.98

 


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