SA's Scott 21st in women's 10 000m final

2016-08-12 17:20
Dominique Scott (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - South Africa distance runner Dominique Scott finished 21st in the women’s 10 000m final at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro on Friday.

Scott ran a personal best time of 31:51.47.

Ethiopia’s Almaz Ayana won gold in 29:17.45, setting a new Olympic and world record in the process.

Kenya’s Vivian Jepkemoi Cheruiyot won silver in 29:32.53, while another Ethiopian, Tirunesh Dibaba, won bronze in 29:42.56.

Women’s 10 000m final results

Meanwhile in other athletics events on Friday, South Africa’s Rynardt van Rensburg finished second (1:45.67) in the men’s 800m heats to qualify for the semi-finals, while Jacob Rozani finished a disappointing fifth in his heat in 1:49.79 to fall out.

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