Faithful Faith Does It For Kenya
Kenya’s Faith Kipyegon has won the women’s 1500m gold medal.
She finished 1.35 seconds clear of silver-medallist Genzebe Dibaba of Ethiopia in a gutsy run.
American Jennifer Simpson was third in a race that carried a much slower pace than the event’s semi-finals.
Kipyegon’s run of 4:08.92 seconds was enough for gold, despite Diababa qualifying fastest for the final with a time of 4:03.06.
Jamaica win more gold
Jamaican Omar McLeod has won the men’s 110m hurdle final with a stunning run of 13.05 seconds.
McLeod tipped Spaniard Orlando Ortega by just 0.12 seconds.
France’s Dimitri Bascou won bronze.
AUSTRALIA has another gold medal to celebrate. Our sailors have again delivered some huge results on day 11 of the Rio Olympics. But the news isn’t all good for our Aussie athletes in Rio.
‘She’s a star’
Aussie runner Ella Nelson has missed out on a spot in the final of the women’s 200m final by the cruellest of margins.
The 22-year-old finished third in her semi-final with a time of 22.50 seconds.
When the dust cleared from the three semi-finals, Nelson’s run was officially declared the ninth fastest time — just behind Britain’s Dina Asher-Smith’s run of 22.49 seconds.
Rather than be disappointed by the margin, Nelson was ecstatic over her personal best performance.
She has been flagged as a future star of Australian athletics with both Melinda Gainsford-Taylor and Matthew Shirvington both declaring her one of the most exciting rising stars in the sport.