2008 Summer Olympics / Athletics - 10,000 m (women)
|discipline||10,000 meter run|
|place||Beijing National Stadium|
|Participants||31 athletes from 17 countries|
|Competition phase||August 15, 2008|
|gold||Tirunesh Dibaba ( ETH )|
|silver||Shalane Flanagan ( USA )|
|bronze||Linet Chepkwemoi Masai ( KEN )|
The 10,000-meter run at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing was held on August 15, 2008 in the National Stadium. 31 athletes took part, 27 of them reached the finish line, two were doped and subsequently disqualified.
|Olympic Champion 2004||Xing Huina ( People's Republic of China )||30: 24.36 min||Athens 2004|
|World Champion 2007||Tirunesh Dibaba ( Ethiopia )||31: 55.31 min||Osaka 2007|
|European Champion 2006||Inga Abitowa ( Russia )||30: 31.42 min||Gothenburg 2006|
|Pan American Champion 2007||Sara Slattery ( USA )||32: 54.41 min||Rio de Janeiro 2007|
|Central America and Caribbean champion 2008||Bertha Sánchez ( Colombia )||35: 16.36 min||Cali 2008|
|South American Champion 2007||Lucélia de Oliveira Peres ( Brazil )||34: 11.95 min||São Paulo 2007|
|Asian Champion 2007||Kareema Saleh Jasim ( Bahrain )||34: 26.39 min||Amman 2007|
|Africa Champion 2008||Tirunesh Dibaba ( Ethiopia )||32: 49.08 min||Addis Ababa 2008|
|Oceania Champion 2008||10,000 meter run not in the championship program||Saipan 2008|
|World record||29: 31.78 min||Wang Junxia ( People's Republic of China )||Beijing , People's Republic of China||September 8, 1993|
|Olympic record||30: 17.49 min||Derartu Tulu ( Ethiopia )||Sydney final , Australia||September 30, 2000|
There were two doping cases in this discipline.
- The silver medalist Elvan Abeylegesse , who, as a born Ethiopian, started for Turkey, was stripped of her medal in March 2017 for doping abuse .
- The sixth-placed Russian Inga Abitowa was disqualified by the IOC in September 2016 for taking illicit doping substances.
The following runners moved up one rank or two ranks. The doping fraud had a significant impact, especially for Linet Masai, who initially came fourth, who had to assume that she had missed a medal. Such a disappointment cannot be made up for with the award of the well-deserved medal after many years.
The favorite for this race was the Ethiopian Tirunesh Dibaba. In both 2005 and 2007 T. Dibaba had triumphed as world champion. Even at the last World Championships, the superiority of the Ethiopian runners was not as great as expected. The surprising Vice World Champion Kara Goucher from the United States and the equally surprising World Cup third Jo Pavey from Great Britain were also here in Beijing and were among the group of medal contenders . But the two other Ethiopians in the field were also rated strongly. These were Tirunesh Dibaba's sister Ejegayehu Dibaba, third in the 2005 World Cup and silver medalist at the 2004 Olympic Games , and Mestawet Tufa. The representatives from Kenya were also to be expected, especially Linet Masai.
August 15, 2008 , 10:45 p.m.
The competition was held as a final race without preliminary heats.
The race was extremely fast from the start. The first seven 1000-meter sections were all just over and once even under three minutes. Born in Kenya, Lornah Kiplagat, who started for the Netherlands, ensured this high speed over the first six kilometers, with which she gradually blasted the field further and further. A top group was formed with Kiplagat, the three Ethiopians E. Dibaba, T. Dibaba and Tufa, the Kenyans Lucy Wangui Kabuu and Masai, the Russian Marija Konovalova and the US American Shalane Flanagan. Abeylegesse and Abitowa, who were later disqualified for doping reasons, were also in this group, but are only intended to play a subordinate role in this description.
After the sixth kilometer at Kiplagat, the forces weakened. She left the leadership work to others, was finally unable to keep up the pace and lost contact with the top. Pressure was continued up front. T. Dibaba, Masai and Wangui Kabuu separated a little from Flanagan. All other runners from the group that existed up until then lost the connection, Tufa gave up the race a little later. With three kilometers to go, it got even faster. Now there were two 1000 meter sections with times of about 2:55 minutes. Only T. Dibaba kept up with the doped Abeylegesse. The last kilometer was covered in 2: 48.64 minutes. Tirunesh Dibaba ran very deliberately to the Olympic victory. Behind them there was a big surprise with Shalane Flanagan. Almost half a minute behind, she won the silver medal and improved her own North American record by more than ten seconds. Linet Masai was rewarded with the bronze medal a good four seconds behind Flanagan. Marija Konowalowa finished fourth, just over nine seconds behind Masai, ahead of Lucy Wangui Kabuu. Long-time leading Lornah Kiplagat came in sixth, ahead of New Zealander Kimberley Smith and Vice World Champion Kara Goucher.
Olympic champion Tirunesh Dibaba broke the 30-minute limit for the first time since the world record set by the Chinese Wang Junxia , set at the 1993 World Championships , and set a new Olympic and African record. She won the third gold medal for Ethiopia in the women's 10,000 meter run after Derartu Tulu's successes in 1992 and 2000 .
Shalane Flanagan won the second medal for the United States in this competition after bronze for Lynn Jennings in 1992 in Barcelona .
|Meanwhile||Leading||1000 m time|
|1000 m||3: 00.46 min||Lornah Kiplagat with a large leading group||3: 00.46 min|
|2000 m||6:00:15 min||Lornah Kiplagat with a large leading group||2: 59.79 min|
|3000 m||9: 03.83 min||Lornah Kiplagat with a leading group||3: 03.68 min|
|4000 m||12: 6.60 min||Lornah Kiplagat with a leading group||3: 02.77 min|
|5000 m||15: 09.98 min||Lornah Kiplagat with a smaller leading group||3: 03.38 min|
|6000 m||18: 12.85 min||Lornah Kiplagat with a top group of eight||3: 02.87 min|
|7000 m||21: 14.46 min||Tirunesh Dibaba with a top group of three||3: 01.61 min|
|8000 m||24: 09.40 min||Tirunesh Dibaba||2: 54.94 min|
|9000 m||27: 06.02 min||Tirunesh Dibaba||2: 56.08 min|
|10,000 m||29: 54.66 min||Tirunesh Dibaba||2: 48.64 min|
Hilda Kibet, a native of Kenya, from the Netherlands - here during a marathon run in 2013 - came in thirteenth
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