• 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 steepler Emma Coburn won bronze medal in a new national record time of 9:07.63.

Results

POS ATHLETE COUNTRY MARK
1 Ruth JEBET BRNBRN 8:59.75 AR
2 Hyvin Kiyeng JEPKEMOI KENKEN 9:07.12
3 Emma COBURN USAUSA 9:07.63 AR
4 Beatrice CHEPKOECH KENKEN 9:16.05 PB
5 Sofia ASSEFA ETHETH 9:17.15 SB
6 Gesa Felicitas KRAUSE GERGER 9:18.41 NR
7 Madeline HEINER HILLS AUSAUS 9:20.38 PB
8 Colleen QUIGLEY USAUSA 9:21.10 PB
9 Genevieve LACAZE AUSAUS 9:21.21 PB
10 Lalita Shivaji BABAR INDIND 9:22.74
11 Courtney FRERICHS USAUSA 9:22.87
12 Habiba GHRIBI TUNTUN 9:28.75
13 Lydia Chebet ROTICH KENKEN 9:29.90
14 Aisha PRAUGHT JAMJAM 9:34.20
15 Etenesh DIRO ETHETH 9:38.77
16 Geneviève LALONDE CANCAN 9:41.88
17 Sara Louise TREACY IRLIRL 9:52.70
18 Fabienne SCHLUMPF SUISUI 9:59.30

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