She was also asked what it was like to come from the talented Dibaba family and she said: “Our unity is very good. We discuss everything with each other and we are hard workers. We are comfortable. My sister owns the World Record in the 5000m but maybe I will take it and break all the records she set!”
Helen Obiri of Kenya finished just outside the medals in fourth place.
Women's 3000m Final
Genzebe Dibaba (ETH)
"I'm very happy to be indoor champion for the third time. This is a great competition and the race was fantastic. This day is for me and my country.
"It was a tactical race and I controlled all the competitors. With 1000m left they all pushed very hard and at that moment I had to go and win the race.
"I'm surprised I wasn't good in 2017 but 2018 is my time. Tomorrow in the 1500m I will try to get gold medal number two."
Sifan Hassan (NED) – Silver
"The race was good. I think I am happy with a second place finish because I have not raced this year. I do not know where I am at the moment but overall I think I am happy."
Laura Muir (GBR) – Bronze
"I was hurting on that last lap but I had to dig deep and I got a medal. The crowd were great and good on them for coming out to support.
"I'll have to see my therapist and speak to my coach but now it's a matter of refueling and going again tomorrow.
"I can't describe the feeling, it's brilliant and to get a European medal was brilliant but to get one on the world stage in a world class 3000m, to come through that field, I'm very happy."