|Turkey's Asli Cakir Alptekin (R) wins the women's 1500m final at the athletics event of the London 2012 Olympic Games. Alptekin won the women's Olympic 1500m in 4min 10.23sec.|
1500 Metre: Can't Catch Turkey | London 2012 Olympics
Alptekin leads Turkey 1-2 in women's 1500m
Asli Cakir Alptekin led a shock 1-2 for Turkey when she won the women's Olympic 1500m on Friday in 4min 10.23sec, handing her country a first-ever gold medal in track and field.
European champion Alptekin, kicked for home and held her nerve for gold ahead of fast-finishing teammate Gamze Bulut.Bulut, who also took European silver behind Alptekin in Helsinki and has improved her time in the event by almost 15sec this season, took silver in 4:10.40.