TOKYO — Faith Kipyegon of Kenya defended her Olympic title in the ladies’s 1,500 meters, and in the course of ended Sifan Hassan’s audacious bid for 3 gold medals at the Tokyo Games.
Kipyegon, 27, ran the race in an Olympic file time of 3:53.11 after sprinting previous Hassan on the ultimate lap. Laura Muir of Britain completed second for her first medal at a significant worldwide outside championship, and Hassan completed with the bronze — no small comfort for an athlete who already gained the 5,000 meters and has raced by means of scorching, grinding heats since the begin of the monitor and discipline competitors. She will vie for one more medal on Saturday in the ladies’s 10,000 meters.
Kipyegon, although, as soon as once more proved herself as the greatest in the world at her chosen distance. After successful the 1,500 meter gold at the 2016 Olympics, she gave beginning to her first youngster in 2018. She returned to win the silver medal at the 2019 world championships, and ran the fourth quickest time in the historical past of the occasion at a meet in July: 3:51.07.