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Medals awarded in women's 1500 meters

Kenya's Faith Kipyegon takes gold

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Kenya's Faith Kipyegon beat world champion Genzebe Dibaba of Ethiopia to win the Olympic women's 1,500-meter gold medal at Rio 2016.

Jenny Simpson of the US won the bronze.

Simpson, a 29-year-old Florida native, competed in her third Olympics, after failing to medal in the 3000-meter steeplechase in 2008 and in the 1500-meter in 2012.

The three-time defending national outdoor champion in the distance, she won a gold medal in the 1500 at the 2011 World Championships and a silver in that same event in 2013.