Yuliya Zaripova of Russia stormed to Olympic 3,000 metres steeplechase gold at the London Games on Monday with the third best time in race history.
Zaripova pulled away from her rivals on the final lap for victory in 9 minutes 6.72 seconds a year after also winning the world title in the event.
Habiba Ghribi got silver for Tunisia in a national record 9:08.37 and Sofia Assefa took bronze for Ethiopia in 9:09:84.
The 2008 Olympic champion and world record-holder Gulnara Galkina retired during the race.
Keywords: 2012 London Olympics