Athletics

Double gold as Hassan wins women's 1 500m crown

2019-10-05 21:35
Sifan Hassan (Getty Images)
Sifan Hassan (Getty Images)

Doha - Sifan Hassan surged to her second gold medal of the IAAF World Championships with victory in the 1 500 metres here on Saturday, shrugging off the doping controversy that has embroiled her banned coach Alberto Salazar.

The 26-year-old Ethiopian-born Dutch runner romped home in a world leading championship record time of 3:51.95 to take gold at the Khalifa Stadium, with 2017 champion Faith Kipyegon of Kenya claiming silver and Ethiopia's Gudaf Tsegay taking bronze.

It was Hassan's second gold medal of the championships following her win in the 10 000m, making her the first woman to successfully double in the two events.

 

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