Has­san shrugs off Salazar row, bags sec­ond gold:

The Times of India (New Delhi edition) - - Times Sport -

On Satur­day, Si­fan Has­san surged to her sec­ond gold medal of the World Cham­pi­onships with vic­tory in the 1,500 me­tres on Satur­day, shrug­ging off the dop­ing con­tro­versy that has em­broiled her banned coach Al­berto Salazar.

The 26-year-old Ethiopian-born Dutch run­ner romped home in a world lead­ing cham­pi­onship record time of 3min 51.95sec to take gold, with 2017 cham­pion Faith Kipye­gon of Kenya claim­ing sil­ver and Ethiopia’s Gudaf Tsegay bronze.

Her win­ning time was the sixth fastest in his­tory, just un­der two sec­onds adrift of Gen­zebe Dibaba’s world mark of 3:50.07 set in 2015. It was Has­san’s sec­ond gold here fol­low­ing her win in the 10,000m, mak­ing her the first woman to suc­cess­fully dou­ble in the two events.

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