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Sunday, August 24, 2008

Ethiopia's Tirunesh Dibaba completes golden double

Tirunesh Dibaba of Ethiopia celebrates after the women's 5,000m final at the National Stadium, also known as the Bird's Nest, during Beijing 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, China, Aug. 22, 2008. Tirunesh Dibab won the gold.(Xinhua/Guo Dayue)

Ethiopia's Tirunesh Dibaba won her second gold medal at the Beijing Olympics as she took the women's 5,000 meters gold medal at the Beijing Olympic Games here on Friday.

Dibaba, 23, clocked 15 minutes 41.40 seconds for her second gold medal at the Games, following her win in the 10,000m.

Turkey's Elvan Abeylegesse took the silver in 15:42.74 and another Ethiopian Meseret Defar, the defending champion, won the bronze in 15:44.12.

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