On Monday, Yuliya Zaripova won the gold medal for Russia in the Women's Final in the 3,000 meter Steeplechase at the 2012 Olympic Games in London.
Zaripova finished with a final time of 9:06.72, which is the fourth fastest time in the history of the event. The 26-year old jumped out to an early lead and finished well before the rest of the field.
After Zaripova, Habiba Ghribi of Tunisia earned the silver medal with a finish of 9:08.37 and Sofia Assefa earned the bronze with a finish of 9:09.84.
Ohio-native Bridget Franek represented the United States in the event and finished with a time of 9:45.51, which placed her 14th amongst the field. Franek finished ahead of only Gulnara Galkina of Russia, who failed to finish the race due to injury.