World Archery lifts suspension on India with conditions
Indian archers are now free to compete under the national flag and focus on their preparations for Tokyo Olympics.
Pullela Gopichand blames Prakash Padukone for encouraging Saina Nehwal to leave Hyderabad
Saina's decision to join Padukone's facility in Bengaluru in 2014 wasn't beneficial for the player, Gopichand reveals in new book.
Bryan Habana: World Cup legacy can lead to Olympic gold
Bryan Habana believes South Africa's stunning Rugby World Cup triumph in Japan can inspire a generation to Olympic rugby sevens gold in Tokyo next year.
Kenya eyes jail sentences for athletes caught doping
Kenyan athletes are known especially for their long- and middle-distance running prowess, but the East African nation has been caught up in a string of doping scandals over the past five years.
UK Athletics to review handling of Nike Oregon Project probe
UK Athletics (UKA) has commissioned an independent review into the way an investigation looking at body's relationship with the Nike Oregon Project (NOP) was handled
Archers Deepika Kumari and Ankita Bhakat secure Olympic quota
Deepika Kumari struck gold, while Ankita Bhakat picked up silver at the Continental Qualification Tournament held on the sidelines of the Asian Championships.
- Date of birth
- 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.
|22||Women's 1500m, Round 1||4:10.61 Q|
|1||Women's 1500m, Round 1, Heat 1||4:10.61 Q|
|1||Women's 1500m, Semifinal||4:03.06 Q|
|1||Women's 1500m, Semifinal, Semifinal 2||4:03.06 Q|
|2||Women's 1500m, Final||4:10.27|
GBR 27 CHN 26
GBR 23 CHN 18
CHN 26 JPN 21
Ledecky 4 Biles 4
Manuel 2 McKeon 2
Oleksiak 2 Chalmers 2