Best Russian female athletes lasted 23 years

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www.vsyako.netSvetlana Masterbuate: Ekaterina Chesnokova / RIA Novosti

Dutch athlete Sifang Hassan set a record for distance in one mile (1609,344 meters) in the tournament Diamond League, which takes place in Monaco. About it the correspondent “Tapes.ru”.

26-year-old Hassan overcame the distance in four minutes of 12.33 seconds. The previous record belonged to the Russian Svetlana Masterkova.

Masterkova set a record in the women’s mile at the tournament in Zurich on 14 August 1996. Nine days later she has set a record in the 1000 meters distance. The result Masterkova — two minutes of 28.98 seconds. This achievement remains unbroken until now.

Masterkova — two-time Olympic champion. She won gold medals at the Olympics-1996 in the 800 and 1500 meters. Also on account of its world championship gold in 1999 and a gold medal at the European championship in 1998. She retired in 2003.

Video, photo All from Russia.

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