Camille Buscomb ran her season’s best time in finishing 19th in the women’s 10,000m final on a busy final session of the athletics track programme.
Earlier in the Games, Buscomb, 31, was unable to advance past the heats of the 5000m, but she was much happier with her 10,000m run. Buscomb was timed at 32min 10.49s.
The heat was challenging but Buscomb ran her own race and finished well.
"I enjoyed the race," she said. "I wanted to finish strong and feel good. The season's best time was nice in tough conditions."
She said she would now focus on the Paris Olympics in 2024. "That's the goal. I really want to get there."
The 10,000m was something of an Ethiopian celebration in a bizarre sort of way.
Ethiopian-born Sifan Hassan, now running for the Netherlands, won in 29min 55.32s, giving her two golds and a bronze in distance events this week, while second went to Ethiopian-born Kalkidan Gezahegne, now running for Bahrain. The bronze medal went to Letesenbet Gidey of Ethiopia, who led for most of the race.Tokyo 2020 Olympic Summer Games