Tokyo 2020: Kenya's Faith Kipyegon retains Olympic women's 1500m title

  • Kenya's Faith Kipyegon retained the Olympic women's 1500m title on Friday to put an end to Dutch athlete Sifan Hassan's bid for an unprecedented track treble.
Tokyo 2020: Kenya's Faith Kipyegon retains Olympic women's 1500m title(AP)
Tokyo 2020: Kenya's Faith Kipyegon retains Olympic women's 1500m title(AP)
Updated on Aug 06, 2021 07:01 PM IST
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Kenya's Faith Kipyegon retained the Olympic women's 1500m title on Friday to put an end to Dutch athlete Sifan Hassan's bid for an unprecedented track treble.

Kipyegon broke the 33-year-old Olympic record set by Romanian Paula Ivan at the Seoul Games as she clocked 3min 53.11sec. (Full Tokyo 2020 Coverage)

Britain's European champion Laura Muir produced a national record of 3:54.50 to claim silver, with Hassan taking bronze (3:55.86).

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