Rio Olympics: Bahrain's Eunice Kirwa wins silver medal

Published August 14th, 2016 - 04:19 GMT
Eunice Kirwa
Eunice Kirwa

Bahrain has won a medal in the Olympic Games, currently held in Rio de Janeiro, Barzil (Rio 2016).

This came as Bahraini athlete, Eunice Kirwa, clinched a silver medal in the women’s Olympic marathon.

Kirwa, who clocked 2:24:13, was nine seconds behind the race winner, Jemima Sumgong of Kenya (2:24:04), and ahead of bronze medalist, Mare Dibaba (2:24:30).

Gold medalist, Jemima Sumgong, pushed past Eunice Kirwa and Mare Dibaba in the final mile, finishing in 2 hours 24 minutes 4 seconds.


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