UncategorisedBahrain’s Ruth Jebet gave Bahrain its maiden gold medal at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games in Brazil.

September 11, 20191

?Jebet won the women’s Olympic 3,000m steeplechase gold in the second-quickest time in history.
Jebet, 19, posted a time of eight minutes 59.75 seconds, narrowly outside of Russian Gulnara Samitova-Galkina’s world record of 08:58.16.
Kenyan Hyvin Kiyeng Jepkemoi took silver, while Emma Coburn of the USA won bronze by just 0.59secs. Jebet’s gold is Bahrain’s first of the Games, and their second medal in total.
Jebet opted to represent Bahrain when she was 16 years old. She said: “Today it was too hot for the athletes, it was not easy to run a good time but I tried my best and the track is good.
“It’s the first gold medal for Bahrain. They saw how I ran in the Diamond League and how I did there, and they told me when I was coming that ‘we’re sure of you, you’re going to have a medal’.”

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