Hassan distraught after a disappointing fifth place in 1500 meters

Hassan distraught after a disappointing fifth place in 1500 meters

Sifan Hassan was sat night, fully stretch after missing out on a gold medal on behalf of the Netherlands in the 1500 metres at the world CHAMPIONSHIPS of athletics in London.

The 24-year-old born Ethiopian seemed to her race well to build, but came in the final sprint, deficit and ended up only fifth.

“I felt good, knew that it could and did trust. But it didn’t work. I don’t know”, was the only thing that a distraught Hassan directly after her race could release for the camera from the NOS.

In the series, and the semi-finals made Hassan a strong impression. The victory in the final went to the Kenyan Faith Kipyegon, the silver was for Jennifer Simpson of the United States and the South African Caster Semenya grabbed bronze.

Hassan was the third Dutch world championship has ever been able to tackle. In 2005, conquered polsstokhoogspringer Rens Blom gold and two years ago was Dafne Schippers of the best in the 200 metres.

Hassan in addition to on-stage, 1500 metres

Sifan Hassan grip in addition to a medal in the 1500 metres.

She was only fifth.

The gold was for Faith Kipyegon.

Hassan was completely broken.

“I don’t know,” was the only thing that they could release.

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A pesky dijbeenblessure to england last year His preparation for the Games in Rio, making them outside the medals remained. They decided, after Rio its salvation in America with trainer Alberto Salazar.

She was in the run-up to the finals full of confidence and talked only about gold. “I have done what I had to do and that is training harder than ever. I am in the shape of my life,” she said after the series.

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