Thursday, October 28

Tokyo: the feat of Sifan Hassan, the refugee who achieved a historic success for the Netherlands in the Olympic Games

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Sifan Hassan |

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Sifan Hassan celebrates his victory after crossing the finish line.

Sifan Hassan made history this Saturday at the Tokyo Olympics by winning the gold medal in the final of the 10,000 meters of athletics.

It is the third medal of the Dutch athlete in these games, the second gold.

No athlete had previously achieved three medals in the distance events in athletics.

Hassan achieved gold in the 10,000 and 5,000, and bronze in the 1,500 for the Netherlands, the country that took her in as a refugee when she left her native Ethiopia.

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