Meseret Defar Defar shocks Dibaba to take gold

Meseret Defar shocks Tirunesh Dibaba with a stunning last lap to reclaim the Olympic 5,000m title she won in 2004.

10 Aug 12

Derval O'Rourke O'Rourke misses out on final spot

Ireland

7 Aug 12

Derval O'Rourke fails to qualify for the women's 100m hurdles final in London after finishing fifth in her semi-final.

Barbara Parker competes at the 2011 World Championships in Daegu, South Korea. Parker visualises Games success

Team GB

24 Jul 12

Norfolk athlete Barbara Parker is relying on the power of positive thinking to inspire her to success in the London Olympics.

Barbara Parker Parker targets two Olympic finals

Team GB

3 May 12

Steeplechaser Barbara Parker says she hopes to make two Olympic finals, after recording a 5,000m qualifying time.

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Final Results

Final results by Athlete
Rank Athlete Country Medal moment Result
1 Defar ETH 15:04.25
2 Cheruiyot KEN 15:04.73
3 Dibaba ETH 15:05.15
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Head to Head

Julia Bleasdale vs Barbara Parker

Julia Bleasdale

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London 2012 medals

0

London 2012 appearances

3

London 2012 results

15:14.55 Women's 5000m

Height

1.67m (5'6")

Weight

46kg

Age

32

Barbara Parker

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London 2012 medals

0

London 2012 appearances

2

London 2012 results

15:12.81 Women's 5000m

Height

1.71m (5'7")

Weight

52kg

Age

31

View the London 2012 medallist table