That's the good news.
The bad news is the 4th placer in the race also was a Russian woman. Will the iAAF upgrade her to bronze?
Here is how the crossed the line. Without naming names, Jenny Simpson (Barringer) had to be at worse the 5th best clean woman in the race.
Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1st, Gulnara Samitova-Galkina Russia 8:58.81 WR
2nd Eunice Jepkorir Kenya 9:07.41 AR
3rd Yekaterina Volkova Russia 9:07.64 SB
4 Tatyana Petrova Russia 9:12.33 SB
5 Cristina Casandra Romania 9:16.85 NR
6 Ruth Bisibori Nyangau Kenya 9:17.35 PB
7 Zemzem Ahmed Ethiopia 9:17.85 NR
8 Wioletta Frankiewicz Poland 9:21.76 SB
9 Jennifer Barringer United States 9:22.26 AR
10 Anna Willard United States 9:25.63
11 Elena Romagnolo Italy 9:30.04
12 Zulema Fuentes-Pila Spain 9:35.16 PB
13 Habiba Ghribi Tunisia 9:36.43
14 Roisin McGettigan Ireland 9:55.89
â€” Marta DomÃnguez Spain DNF