|Date of Birth||1 January 1993|
|Current World Ranking||1st in 1500m and 10000m, 2nd in 5000m (2021)|
|Sport/Event(s)||Athletics – 1500m, 5000m, 10000m|
|Major Achievements||Defending world champion in 1500m and 10000m.|
World record holder of 5km race, a mile race and a one hour race 3-time medalist at World Indoor Championships
|Net Worth||$3 million|
Sifan Hassan is an Ethiopian-born Dutch middle- and long-distance runner. She won two gold medals at the 2019 World Championships, in the 1500 meters and 10,000 meters events, becoming the only athlete (male or female) in history to win both events at a single World Championships or Olympic Games. Hassan is the world record holder for both the 5 km road race and the mile, both set in 2019, as well as the one hour run, set in 2020. She held the world record for the women’s 10,000 meters for two days in June 2021.
Hassan is looking to win not just two, but a hat-trick of gold medals at the upcoming Tokyo Olympics 2020. It’s easier said than done, but her world rankings suggest that she is within a touching distance to achieve something which no other athlete has done before – a gold medal in each of 1500m, 5000m, and 10000m at the same Summer Games. Before she does that and etches her name as arguably the greatest middle as well as a long-distance runner of a time, let us know a lot more about this Dutch wonder girl, Sifan Hassan.
Sifan Hassan Bio
Born on 1 January 1993 in Adama, Ethiopia, Sifan left the country as a refugee and arrived in the Netherlands in 2008 at age fifteen. She began running while undertaking studies to become a nurse. Hassan is 1.70m (5 ft 7 in) tall and weighs around 49kg (108lb).
Sifan Hassan Net Worth
Hassan has an estimated net worth of $3 million. This amount of net worth is due to her consistent, record-breaking performances at various tournaments. She has some brand endorsements too, particularly of Nike, which has had a significant contribution to her fortune.
Sifan Hassan Career Achievements
Besides her two golds in Doha in 2019, Sifan has also bagged a bronze medal each in the 2015 (1500m) and 2017 (5000m) World Championships. She also took part in the 2016 Rio Olympics where she finished an agonising 5th in 1500m. Moreover, Hassan has a gold, silver, and bronze medal each in the World Indoor Championships.
Sifan Hassan Coach
Sifan is currently coached by Tim RowBerry. Hassan had previously worked with the controversial Alberto Salazar, who was suspended for four years in October 2019 for violating the doping rules. RowBerry is the former assistant of Salazar.
Sifan Hassan Parents
After coming to the Netherlands as a refugee, Hassan got Dutch citizenship in November 2013. If we talk about information regarding her parents, unfortunately, there are no details and we are unaware of even the names of Hassan’s parents. We will update this as soon as we get something about them.
Sifan has a chance to create history in Tokyo. She knows that she can’t miss the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to earn a golden treble. Will we get our new inspiration at the biggest sporting extravaganza? All directions as of now seem to answer in unison – a big YES.