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Galkina-Samitova improves her World Steeplechase record

17.08.2008

Russias Gulnara Galkina-Samitova this evening improved her World record in the womens 3000m Steeplechase when winning the inaugural Olympic title in this event in front of a capacity 91,000 audience on the third evening of athletics competition in the Birds Nest.
Galkina-Samitova who held the record at 9:01.59, became the first woman below 9mins, as she smashed the field apart - 1000m, 2:58.63 and 2000m, 6:01.20 and set a time of 8:58.81, which subject to usual ratification procedures is a new World record.

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