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 Defar shocks Dibaba to take gold

Meseret Defar shocks Tirunesh Dibaba with a stunning last lap to reclaim the Olympic 5,000m title she won in 2004.

10 Aug 12

Ethiopia's Meseret Defar Ethiopia's Defar wins 5,000m gold

Women's 5000m

10 Aug 12

Ethiopia's Meseret Defar wins the women's 5,000m in a time of 15.04.25.

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

33

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

35

View the London 2012 medallist table