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Jebet wins gold in women’s 3,000m steeplechase

Rio de Janeiro: Bahrain teenager Ruth Jebet clinched the gold medal in the women’s 3,000 metre steeplechase, narrowly missing the world record. The 19-year-old clocked eight minutes 59.75 seconds on Monday to fall just 0.94 seconds short of the record set by Russian Gulnara Galkina in 2008, reports Xinhua news agency. Kenya’s Hyvin Kiyeng Jepkemoi

Shoeless runner Diro of Ethiopia makes heroine in Olympic steeplechase

Rio de Janeiro: Ethiopian runner Etenesh Diro ran the last 800 meters of her 3000m steeplechase heat with one shoe on and one shoe off, but she was later given a chance to compete in the final at the Rio Olympics. As one of the favorites in the women’s 3000m steeplechase, Diro was sitting comfortably

Lalita Babar lights up day eight for India

Rio de Janeiro: Woman steeplechase Lalita Babar clipped nearly seven seconds off the existing national mark in the qualifiers to make a storming entry into the final of the gruelling event in the Olympic Games here today, but compatriot Sudha Singh fell by the wayside and exited. Lalita clocked a national mark of 9 minutes,

Lalita sets national record to qualify for 3,000m Steeplechase final

Rio de Janeiro: India’s Lalita Babar shattered the national record in the women’s 3,000 metre Steeplechase to qualify for the final round at the Rio Olympics here on Saturday. Lalita finished fourth fastest, clocking 9 minutes 19.76 seconds in the Round 1 Heat 2 at the Olympic Stadium to end overall seventh among the 15