Tirunesh Dibaba
Ethiopia’s Tirunesh Dibaba joined an elite group of seven Olympians who have won three individual track gold medals when she won the 10,000 metres in London. It was a heroic effort from Dibaba who has had to fight back from a series of injuries after her Olympic 5,000 and 10,000 metres double in Beijing in 2008.
She was out of competition for 16 months and only returned at the beginning of 2012. She announced she was back by winning the 10,000 metres at the Prefontaine Classic in June which set her up for her moment of glory in London.
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