Meseret Defar Ethiopia

Key Facts

Country

Competed in

Date of birth

19 Nov 1983

Height

1.6m

Weight

43kg

Medals

London 2012
Gold Silver Bronze
1 0 0

Top Performances

Sport Guides

ATHLETICS

Meseret Defar competed in ATHLETICS

Did you know?

  • With 2,000 athletes competing in 47 events, athletics is the largest single sport at the Games.
  • There are 24 track events, the majority of which begin with one or more rounds of heats.
  • The 16 field events start with a qualification stage, with the best athletes qualifying for the final.
  • Only the five road races, the men's and women's 10,000m and the decathlon and heptathlon have no heats.
  • The majority of athletics events are held in the new Olympic Stadium, which has a capacity of 80,000.

Results for Meseret Defar

Date Event Rank Mark
10 Aug Women's 5000m Final 1 gold 15:04.25
7 Aug Women's 5000m Round 1, Heat 1 2 14:58.70

Head to Head

Meseret Defar vs Julia Bleasdale

Meseret Defar

Meseret Defar Ethiopia flag

London 2012 medals

1

London 2012 appearances

2

London 2012 results

15:04.25 Women's 5000m

Height

1.6m (5'3")

Weight

43kg

Age

30

Julia Bleasdale

Julia Bleasdale Great Britain & N. Ireland flag

London 2012 medals

0

London 2012 appearances

3

London 2012 results

15:14.55 Women's 5000m

Height

1.67m (5'6")

Weight

46kg

Age

32

View the London 2012 medallist table