Ruth JEBET

Ruth JEBET - Bahrain - 2016 Olympic steeplechase champion. World record holder.

Photo/Foto: George Herringshaw

Date: 27 August 2016

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    • DATE OF BIRTH
      Sunday, 17 November 1996
    • PLACE OF BIRTH
      Kenya.
  • INTERNATIONAL
  • Bahrain
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Ruth JEBET - Bahrain - 2016 Olympic steeplechase champion. World record holder.

The 2016 Rio Olympic steeplechase champion Ruth Jebet, still a teenager, crosses the

finish line in Paris to smash the women's 3,000 metres steeplechase record by over

six seconds in a time of 8:52.78 beating the previous record held by Russia's Gulnara Galkina

set at the Beijing Olympic Games in 2008 (8:58.81).


She is congratulated by "fellow Kenyan's"  Hyvin KIYENG and Beatrice CHEPKOECH.

 

Result in Paris.

1.   JEBET, Ruth 8:52.78 WR
2.   KIYENG, Hyvin 9:01.96 322
3.   COBURN, Emma 9:10.19 86
4.   CHEPKOECH, Beatrice 9:10.86 PB
5.   ASSEFA, Sofia 9:13.09 SB
6.   LACAZE, Genevieve 9:14.28 AR

 

2016 Rio Olympic Games.

Women's 3,000 metres steeplechase final.


 1.  
    Ruth Jebet          Bahrain     8:59.75  AR  
 2.     Hyvin Jepkemoi      Kenya     9:07.12    
 3.     Emma Coburn      United States     9:07.63 AR  
 4.     Beatrice Chepkoech      Kenya   
    9:16.05 PB  
 5.     Sofia Assefa      Ethiopia     9:17.15 SB  
 6.     Gesa Felicitas Krause      Germany     9:18.41     PB  
 7.     Madeline Hills      Australia     9:20.38     PB
 8.     Colleen Quigley      United States     9:21.10 PB

 

 

 

Ruth in Paris. Photo George Herringshaw. ©

 

A week later Ruth was in Zurich giving a demonstration of how to clear the water jump

with minimum effort.