Olympics 2020: The Netherlands' Sifan Hassan wins women's 5,000 metres gold as she bids for treble


Sifan Hassan of the Netherlands wins women’s 5,000 metres gold as she bids for unprecedented treble with 1,500m and 10,000m races to come

  • The Netherlands’ Sifan Hassan secured victory in the women’s 5,000m gold
  • Hassan has also confirmed her participation in the 1,5000m and 10,000m races 
  • Kenya’s Hellen Obiri won silver ahead of Ethiopian Gudaf Tsegay, who got bronze


Netherlands’ Sifan Hassan won the women’s 5,000 metres gold on Monday to kick off her bid for an unprecedented Olympic treble at the Tokyo Games.

Hassan, who has also confirmed her participation in the 1,500m and 10,000m races in Tokyo, sped away from the leading pack in the last lap to take victory in 14:36.79.

The 28-year-old Hassan also won the 1,500m and 10,000m world championship titles in Doha in 2019.

Sian Hassan of the Netherlands celebrates after securing gold in the women's 5,000 metres

Sian Hassan of the Netherlands celebrates after securing gold in the women’s 5,000 metres

Hassan, who is competing in the 1,500m and 10,000m races, is aiming for a treble success

Hassan, who is competing in the 1,500m and 10,000m races, is aiming for a treble success

Kenya’s Hellen Obiri, a double world champion and Olympic silver medallist five years ago in Rio, took the silver ahead of Ethiopian Gudaf Tsegay, who clinched bronze.

Kenya's Hellen Obiri, a double world champion, took the silver medal ahead of Gudaf Tsegay

Kenya’s Hellen Obiri, a double world champion, took the silver medal ahead of Gudaf Tsegay

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