Ruth Jebet of Bahrain wins Gold in Women’s 3000m Steeplechase

Bahrain’s Ruth Jebet won the gold medal in the Women’s 3000m Steeplechase event of Rio 2016 Olympic Games on Monday.

Ruth Jebet of Bahrain wins Gold in Women's 3000m Steeplechase

19 year-old Ruth Jebet won the gold medal clocking a time of 8 minutes 59.75 seconds, narrowly missing Russian Gulnara Samitova-Galkina’s world record time of 08:58.16.

Ruth Jebet was well ahead of the pack with the next best athlete 8 seconds behind her.

Kenyan Hyvin Kiyeng Jepkemoi won the silver medal clocking a time of 9:07.12.

Emma Coburn of USA won the bronze medal in the event finishing third with a time of 9:07.63 to set a new American Record.

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