• 19-year-old Ruth Chebet (8:59.75) takes 3000m steeplechase gold

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Kenyan born Ruth Chebet of Bahrein took the women's 3000m steeplechase Olympic gold on Monday in Rio.

The 19-year-old Chebet clocked 8:59.75 and improved her own African record by 0.16 seconds but missed the world and Olympic record by 0.96 seconds. 

Kenyan runner Hyvin Kiyeng Jepkemoi claimed silver in 9:07.12, while USA's steeple chaser Emma Coburn won bronze medal in a new national record time of 9:07.63.


1Ruth JEBETBRN8:59.75AR
2Hyvin Kiyeng JEPKEMOIKEN9:07.12 
3Emma COBURNUSA9:07.63AR
4Beatrice CHEPKOECHKEN9:16.05PB
5Sofia ASSEFAETH9:17.15SB
6Gesa Felicitas KRAUSEGER9:18.41NR
7Madeline HEINER HILLSAUS9:20.38PB
8Colleen QUIGLEYUSA9:21.10PB
9Genevieve LACAZEAUS9:21.21PB
10Lalita Shivaji BABARIND9:22.74 
11Courtney FRERICHSUSA9:22.87 
12Habiba GHRIBITUN9:28.75 
13Lydia Chebet ROTICHKEN9:29.90 
14Aisha PRAUGHTJAM9:34.20 
15Etenesh DIROETH9:38.77 
16Geneviève LALONDECAN9:41.88 
17Sara Louise TREACYIRL9:52.70 
18Fabienne SCHLUMPFSUI9:59.30 
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