Kenya’s Faith Kipyegon broke the record and won gold in the Women’s 1 500m at the Tokyo2020 on Friday.
Defending champion Kipyegon set a new record of 3:53.11 in the 1 500m; Briton Laura Muir won silver and Sifan Hassan of the Netherlands came third for the bronze medal.
“I am so happy. It was something I didn’t really expect and I made it thank God,” said Kipyegon after the blistering race.
“It was a really fast race … I knew it will be going until the last lap … They are all strong … But I am so happy to have set the Olympic record.”