Two Aussies storm into final, national record broken

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Australia's Linden Hall has qualified for the women's 1500m last conscionable minutes aft compatriot Jessica Hull completed the aforesaid feat successful the archetypal semi-final astatine the Tokyo Olympics.

Hall finished 3rd with a clip of 4:01.37, good wrong the top-five decorativeness required for automatic qualification.


Netherlands' Sifan Hassan took retired the 2nd semi-final, moving 4:00.23 aft a blistering last lap, followed by Great Britain's Laura Muir (4:00.73) and Hall.

Linden Hall (Getty)

The 2 Australians volition go the 3rd and 4th successful the nation's past to spot themselves into a 1500m Olympic final, some posting unthinkable efforts from the beforehand of their races.

"It's ace breathtaking that Jess and I get to bash it together," Hall says of reaching the last with Hull.

Jessica Hull (Getty)

Uganda's Winnie Nanyondo (4:01.64) and Spain's Marta Perez (4:01.69) are the last 2 runners from the 2nd semi-final to suffice for the final.

The last volition diagnostic 12 runners from 11 antithetic countries, with Australia the lone state successful the 1500m last with aggregate finalists.

Women's 1500m last commencement list

1. Faith Kipyegon (Kenya) - 3:56.80

2. Freweyni Gebreezibeher (Ethiopia) - 3:57.54

3. Gabriela Debues-Stafford (Canada) - 3:58.28

4. Jessica Hull (Australia) - 3:58.81

5. Tanaka Nozomi (Japan) - 3:59.19

6. Sifan Hassan (Netherlands) - 4:00.23

7. Laura Muir (Great Britain) - 4:00.73

8. Elinor Purrier St. Pierre (United States) - 4:01.00

9. Kristina Maki (Czech Republic) - 4:01.23

10. Linden Hall (Australia) - 4:01.37

11. Winnie Nanyondo (Uganda) - 4:01.64

12. Marta Perez (Spain) - 4:01.69

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