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Dutch Hassan runs surprisingly world CHAMPIONSHIP medal wrong at 1500 meters

Dutch Hassan runs surprisingly world CHAMPIONSHIP medal wrong at 1500 meters

Sifan Hassan Monday on behalf of the Netherlands at the world CHAMPIONSHIP of athletics in London is surprisingly in addition to a medal seized on the 1500 metres. They ended up only fifth.

The 24-year-old Hassan gold advance as the big favorite for the title and seemed to be in the finals. She went as a leader the last straight piece on, but was still up by four athletes over a sprint.

The born Ethiopian had the title at the Kenyan Faith Kipyegon, who long with her they went. Where Hassan kapotging, held at the Kenyan stand.

Behind Kipyegon went the silver to the American Jennifer Simpson. The South African Caster Semenya, a specialist in the 800 meters, took bronze. Also the British Laura Muir (fourth) finished for Hassan.

Hassan walked this summer the three best times of the world at the distance at which they are reigning world champion indoors and two years ago at the world CHAMPIONSHIPS in Beijing and bronze conquered. They won in London with seeming ease her series, and her semi-final.

Hassan in addition to on-stage, 1500 metres

Sifan Hassan grip in addition to a medal in the 1500 metres.
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She was only fifth.
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The gold was for Faith Kipyegon.
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Hassan was completely broken.
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“I don’t know,” was the only thing that they could release.
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Low tempo

The final of the 1500 metres did not run all the way to the desire of Hassan, who as so often in the back of the field filled. The pace was slow and Hassan, after 900 meters take matters in hands took.

The pupil of coach Alberto Salazar grabbed the lead and threw the pace up a lot. Only Kipyegon could join with Hassan. But where the Dutch in the final meters completely caused havoc, knew Kipyegon the title for themselves.

The winning time of Kenyan was 4.02,59, well above the best time that Hassan earlier this year at the FBK Games ran: 3.56,14.

With a win, had Hassan of the Netherlands the third gold world CHAMPIONSHIP medal ever delivered. In 2005, picked up polsstokhoogspringer Rens Blom surprisingly the world title and two years ago, there was gold for Dafne Schippers in the 200m.

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