Hasna Benhassi first at Shanghai competition
Moroccan athlete Hasna Behnassi won the gold medal in the 800 meters race in the first annual Shanghai Golden Grand Prix. Benhassi crossed the finish line in 1:58.75 min followed by French runner Hind Dehiba (1:59.75) and Kenyan Janeth Jepkosgei (2:00.2). Russia's Yuliya Chizhenko crossed the finish line in fourth-place (2:01.08) while Moroccan Mined Has Hammou finished the race 5th (2:01.50). Le Matin reports that Benhassi is a world silver medalist, with the silver medal she won in the 800 meters at the World Helsinki Athletics Championship 2005.