Dibaba, Kipyego, Cheruiyot: Sisters Dominate The Olympics!

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While the United States has been focused on the meteoric rise of Gabrielle Douglas and her stunning gold-medal gymnastic performance at the 2012 Olympic Games, the trio of Tirunesh Dibaba of Ethiopia, Sally Kipyego and Vivian Cheruiyot, both of Kenya, have flown largely under the radar.


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Today, they let the world know they were here in explosive fashion. Dibaba, better known as the “Baby-Faced Destroyer,” took home the gold medal in the 10,000m with decisive precision in a historic race to the finish. Kipyego and Cheruiyot won the silver and bronze, respectively.

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IndianTimes.com reports:

Dibaba, a seven-time world champion and also Olympic champion and world record holder in the 5000m, clocked 30min 20.75sec to finish ahead of Kenyans Sally Kipyego (30:26.37) and Vivian Cheruiyot (30:30.44), the reigning world champion.

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