Source: Xinhua

08-17-2008 21:57

Special Report:   2008 Beijing Olympic Games

BEIJING, Aug. 17 (Xinhua) -- Russia's Gulnara Galkina-Samitova won the gold medal of the women's 3000 meters steeplechase and set a new world record at the Beijing Olympic Games here on Sunday.

Gulnara Galkina-Samitova (R) of Russia competes in women's 3000m steeplechase final at the National Stadium, also known as the Bird's Nest, during Beijing 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, China, Aug. 17, 2008. claimed the title of the event and broke the world record.(Xinhua Photo)
Gulnara Galkina-Samitova (R) of Russia competes in women's 3000m 
steeplechase final at the National Stadium, also known as the Bird's 
Nest, during Beijing 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, China, Aug. 17, 
2008. claimed the title of the event and broke the world record.
(Xinhua Photo)

The 30-year-old clocked eight minutes 58.81 seconds, breaking the previous record of 9:01.59 set by herself in July 4, 2004.


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