Olympics
List of all Olympics Women's 5000 Meter winners including gold, silver and bronze medalists.

Women's 5000 Meter

The 5000 meter sprint for women event was inducted in the Olympics very late. However, today, it is one of the popular events in the Olympics. Not only does the event tests the physical strength and stamina of the participants but also mental tenacity. Winning a medal in 5000 meter race event in Olympics is a milestone for any woman athlete and it becomes a livid memory forever.

Debut
The 5000 meter running event for women debuted in the Olympics in the 1996 Atlanta Summer Games. After that, it has always been played in the Olympics.

Rules
  • The length and breadth of the running track used for the track events during the Olympics has been fixed by the International Association of Athletics Federations or the IAAF.
  • Players are banned from running inside the inner curve of the track, or to step on the inner line of the track when running.
  • If an athlete commits two false starts, she is disqualified.
  • Any athlete found obstructing the race will attract disqualification.
  • If a runner steps out of the track during the race, she is barred from further participation.
  • The athlete who is unable to make it to the finishing line is not given any for credit for her performance.
  • Automatic timing devices approved by IAAF must be used for measurement of time.
  • The IAAF has determined the radius of the outside lane of the running track. It should not exceed 50 meter in length.
  • People are asked to participate in preliminary heats when the number of athletes in the event is more than twelve. Winners in the preliminaries enter the next round. All the participants have to participate in the heats.
Top Performers
Top performers in 5000 meter sprint for women are Isabella Ochichi, Sonia O'Sullivan, Tirunesh Dibaba, Meseret Defar, Pauline Konga, Gabriela Szabo, Wang Junxia, and Gete Wami.

Women's 5000 Meter Winners at Olympics

Year
Gold Silver Bronze
1996 Wang Junxia
China
Pauline Konga
Kenya
Roberta Brunet
Italy
2000 Gabriela Szabo
Romania
Sonia O'Sullivan
Ireland
Gete Wami
Ethiopia
2004 Meseret Defar
Ethiopia
Isabella Ochichi
Kenya
Tirunesh Dibaba
Ethiopia
2008 Tirunesh Dibaba
Ethiopia
Elvan Abeylegesse
Turkey
Meseret Defar
Ethiopia
2012 Meseret Defar
Ethiopia
Vivian Cheruiyot
Kenya
Tirunesh Dibaba
Ethiopia
2016 Vivian Cheruiyot
Kenya
Hellen Onsando Obiri
Kenya
Almaz Ayana
Ethiopia