Mbango and Bekele triumph with Olympic records

Cameroon's reigning Olympic Triple Jump champion Francoise Mbango Etone successfully defended her Olympic triple jump title with a new Games record leap in Beijing today with a second round effort of 15.39 metres.

Also this year she won the African Championships in Addis Ababa in May with a leap of 14.95m.

In the men's 10,000m finals, Ethiopia's Kenenisa Bekele claimed his second Olympic gold medal, winning with an Olympic record of 27 minutes 1.17 seconds.

Compatriot and serial silver medallist Sileshi Sihine took silver again with Micah Kogo of Kenya secured bronze, but Ethiopian veteran Haile Gebrselassie could only finish sixth, ending his dream of a third Olympic gold medal.

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