Defar wins gold after eight years

Aug 12, 2012, 05:11 IST | IANS

Meseret Defar from Ethiopia produced the fastest turn of speed in the last 200 metres of the women's 5,000 metre to claim her second gold medal in the event.

Defar, the gold medal winner in Athens in 2004, was able to outsprint Vivian Cheruiyot of Kenya and her fellow Ethiopian, Tirunesh Dibaba to claim gold.

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