Asli Cakir Alptekin wins women's 1500m

Last updated 08:26 11/08/2012
Asli Cakir Alptekin
Reuters
ONE, TWO: Turkey's Asli Cakir Alptekin wins gold ahead of her compatriot second placed Gamze Bulut in the women's 1500m final.

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Asli Cakir Alptekin beat Gamze Bulut in a 1-2 finish for Turkey in the Olympic women's 1500 metres.

European champion Alptekin, who served a two-year suspension for doping after the 2004 world junior championships, won the gold medal in 4 minutes, 10.23 seconds, and Bulut took silver in 4:10.40. Two-time world champion Maryam Jamal of Bahrain won the bronze medal in 4:10.74.

US runner Morgan Uceny had another tumble at a major meet, crashing to the track at the start of the last lap and failing to finish the final. She was the leading 1500 runner leading into the world championships last year but fell in the final at Daegu.

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