2016 Summer Olympics - Athletes

1500m, 3000m, 5000m

Genzebe Dibaba

Date of birth

1991-02-08

Birthplace

Bekoji

Height

168 cm

Weight

52.0 kg

World records

  • 5 (1500m outdoor, 1500m, mile, 3000m and 5000m indoor)

World Championships (2 medals: 1 gold, 1 bronze)

  • 1500m: 1st (2015)
  • 5000m: 3rd (2015)

World Indoor Championships (3 medals: 3 gold)

  • 1500m: 1st (2012)
  • 3000m: 1st (2014, 2016)

Eyeing up an unprecedented double

Having lived for many years in the shadow of her older sister Tirunesh (a 3-time Olympic champion), Genzebe Dibaba is gunning for an unprecedented 1500-5000m double in Rio.

Reigning world champion and world record holder in the 1500m (3:50.07), the Ethiopian also took 5000m bronze at the Beijing worlds in 2015.

The 25-year-old is now keen to make up for the disappointment of London 2012, where she sustained an injury in the 1500m heats.

World Athlete of the Year in 2015, and the holder of 4 indoor world records (1500m, 3000m, mile, 5000m), Dibaba will be hoping to get her hands on one of the few medals missing from her collection: Olympic gold.

Results

Women's 1500m

Women's 1500m4:10.27
22Women's 1500m, Round 14:10.61 Q
1Women's 1500m, Round 1, Heat 14:10.61 Q
1Women's 1500m, Semifinal4:03.06 Q
1Women's 1500m, Semifinal, Semifinal 24:03.06 Q
2Women's 1500m, Final4:10.27

Medal Tracker

Total Medal Leaders
  • 121
    USA
  • 70
    CHN
  • 67
    GBR
  • Gold
    46
    USA
    GBR27
    CHN26
  • Silver
    37
    USA
    GBR23
    CHN18
  • Bronze
    38
    USA
    CHN26
    JPN21
Total Medal Leaders
  • 6
    Phelps
    Phelps
  • 5
    Ledecky
    Ledecky
  • 5
    Biles
    Biles
  • Gold
    5
    Phelps
    Phelps
    Ledecky4
    Biles4
  • Silver
    3
    Hammer
    Hammer
    Manuel2
    McKeon2
  • Bronze
    2
    Adrian
    Adrian
    Oleksiak2
    Chalmers2

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