Hassan wins 10,000m for Tokyo hat-trick
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The Netherlands’ Sifan Hassan gained the ten,000m to seal her second gold and third medal of the Tokyo Olympics.
The 28-year-old, who had been looking for an unprecedented golden treble, had missed out on that feat when she took bronze within the 1500m however nonetheless takes house a hat-trick of medals after including Saturday’s gold to her 5,000m title.
Regardless of working three races in Tokyo’s warmth in the previous couple of days, Hassan discovered an additional gear within the final lap.
She gained in 29 minutes 55.32 seconds.
It had been a extremely anticipated race with world champion Hassan pitted in opposition to Ethiopia’s Letesenbet Gidey, who broke the Dutchwoman’s world report in June, and it didn’t disappoint.
Hassan tucked in simply behind the leaders and with about 3,000 metres remaining, she elevated her tempo to take a seat second behind Gidey.
On the ultimate flip Hassan surged previous the Ethiopian, who then light additional to take bronze after Bahrain’s Kalkidan Gezahegne handed her to get the silver.