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

Ethiopia

10 Aug 12

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

Derval O'Rourke O'Rourke misses out on final spot

Ireland

7 Aug 12

Derval O'Rourke fails to qualify for the women's 100m hurdles final in London after finishing fifth in her semi-final.

Barbara Parker competes at the 2011 World Championships in Daegu, South Korea. Parker visualises Games success

Team GB

24 Jul 12

Norfolk athlete Barbara Parker is relying on the power of positive thinking to inspire her to success in the London Olympics.

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Final Results

Final results by Athlete
Rank Athlete Country Medal moment Result
1 Defar ETH Watch: Medal moment 15:04.25
2 Cheruiyot KEN Watch: Medal moment 15:04.73
3 Dibaba ETH 15:05.15
View full results for Women's 5000m

Head to Head

Julia Bleasdale vs Barbara Parker

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

Barbara Parker

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London 2012 medals

0

London 2012 appearances

2

London 2012 results

15:12.81 Women's 5000m

Height

1.71m (5'7")

Weight

52kg

Age

31

View the London 2012 medallist table