Sifan Hassan won gold in the women's 10,000m at the Tokyo Olympics while Jakob Ingebrigtsen broke the Games record as he claimed victory in the men's 1,500m final.

Netherlands athlete Hassan secured a second title and third medal in Tokyo, having already won the 5,000m and picked up bronze in the 1,500m.

The 28-year-old showed her blistering pace down the home straight to win the women's 10,000m ahead of Kalkidan Gezahegne of Bahrain and Ethiopia’s Letesenbet Gidey, who took silver and bronze respectively.

Saturday’s final was one of the most highly-anticipated events of the Games with the world’s all-time top two athletes, Hassan and Gidey, going head-to-head.

Hassan posted a time of 29:06.82 to take more than 10 seconds off the world 10,000m record in Hengelo in June.

Two days later, however, the 23-year-old Gidey chopped a further five seconds off the mark when she clocked 29:01.03 on the same track at the Ethiopian trials.

Sifan Hassan won her second gold medal of the Tokyo Games and third overall

Gidey, who also holds the world record in 5,000m, came into the race with fresh legs, having decided to only contest the 10,000m in Tokyo.

Japan's Ririka Hironaka led for the first six laps before Gidey made her move followed by a pack of three Kenyans and the Ethiopian stayed ahead for most of the last seven kilometres.

Hassan tucked in just behind the leaders and with about 3,000m remaining, she increased her pace to take second spot.

Despite running three races in Tokyo's searing heat and humidity in the last few days, Hassan managed to find an even higher gear before the final turn to surge past Gidey and cross the line in 29:55.32.

Gezahegne, who like Hassan and Gidey is also Ethiopian-born, held onto her pace in the closing stages as Gidey faded after trying to make her way past a back-marker.

Gezahegne clinched the silver in a time of 29:56.18 with Gidey finishing more than five seconds behind her to take the bronze medal.

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Elsewhere, Ingebrigtsen of Norway won gold in the men's 1,500m metres final, breaking the Games record to upset world champion Timothy Cheruiyot of Kenya who took silver.

Josh Kerr of Britain ran a personal best to claim the bronze medal.

Ingebrigtsen was the first European winner of the event since Spain's Fermin Cacho in Barcelona in 1992.

The Norwegian started fast and took the lead before Cheruiyot overtook him and dictated the pace for the majority of the race as Ingebrigtsen tucked in behind.

The 20-year Norwegian sped past Cheruiyot on the last lap, however, to clock a blistering 3:28.32 and claim the gold medal.