Ethiopia’s Almaz Ayana shatters world record in 10,000 m championship at Rio Olympics
Q. Who shattered the world record in the women’s 10,000m championship in the 2016 Rio Games?- Published on 16 Aug 16
a. Alaz Ayana
b. Alma Ayana
c. Almaz Ayana
d. None of the above
ANSWER: Almaz Ayana
In a memorable women’s 10,000 championship, Ethiopia’s Almaz Ayana shattered the world record by running 29:17:46 to win the gold medal at the Rio Olympic games.
- Vivian Cheruiyot won silver in 29:32:53 minutes and bronze was claimed by defending champion Tirunesh Dibaba who closed in 29:42:56.
- US Olympic Trials champion Molly Huddle broke the American record at 30:13:17, by around 9 seconds.
- In just her second track 10K, Ayana broke into record books at a timing 42 seconds faster than Junxia’s long standing record.