Women’s 5,000m Results: Dibaba, Defar & Burka advance to final

London, UK – Tirunesh Dibaba, Meseret Defar finished 1-2 in Heat 1, while fellow compatriot Gelete Burka won Heat 2 to advance to the final of the women’s 5,000m final on Friday.

Dibaba, who is chasing a second gold medal, edged out fellow compatriot and 2004 Athens gold medalist Meseret Defar to finish first.

Ethiopian-born Tejitu Daba and Shitaye Eshete, who are representing Bahrain, also qualified for the final.

Heat 1

Rk

Athlete

Mark

1

 DIBABA Tirunesh (Ethiopia)

14:58.48

Q

2

 DEFAR Meseret (Ethiopia)

14:58.70

Q

3

 KIBIWOT Viola Jelagat (Kenya)

14:59.31

Q

4

 GOLOVKINA Olga (Russia)

15:05.26

Q

PB

5

 CULLEY Julie (USA)

15:05.38

Q

PB

6

 DABA Tejitu (Ethiopia/Bahrain)

15:05.59

q

PB

Heat 2

Rk

Athlete

Mark

1

 BURKA Gelete (Ethiopia)

15:01.44

Q

2

 CHERUIYOT Vivian Jepkemoi (Kenya)

15:01.54

Q

3

 KIPYEGO Sally Jepkosgei (Kenya)

15:01.87

Q

4

 BLEASDALE Julia (UK)

15:02.00

Q

PB

5

 HUDDLE Molly (USA)

15:02.26

Q

SB

6

 NAGOVITSYNA Yelena (Russia)

15:02.80

q

PB

7

 PAVEY Joanne (UK)

15:02.84

q

SB

8

 ESHETE Shitaye (Ethiopia/Bahrain)

15:05.48

q

PB

9

 ROMAGNOLO Elena (Italy)

15:06.38

q

PB

 

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