İlham Tanui Özbilen takes silver medal in 1500m indoor European meet
GOTHENBURG - Anatolia News Agency
France's gold medal winner Mahiedine Mekhissi-Benabbad is flanked by Turkey's silver medalist Ilham Tanui Oezbilen, left, and France's bronze medal winner Simon Denissel during the ceremony for the men's 1500m final during the Athletics Indoors European Championships in Gothenburg, Sweden. AP photoTurkish athlete İlham Tanui Özbilen won the silver medal tonight in the men’s 1500m race at the European Athletics Indoor Championships in Gothenburg, Sweden.
The athlete, who is of Kenyan origin, led for most of the race, but was ultimately overtaken in the final meters by France’s Mahieddine Mexhissi Benabbab. Özbilen finished in a time of 3.37.22 minutes, just 5 milliseconds behind Benabbab.
French runner Simon Denizel won the bronze medal.
Turkish sprinter Nevin Yanıt won a gold medal on March 1 at the championships in the 60m hurdles race.