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Rudisha wins 800m Gold in WR

David Lekuta Rudisha

David Lekuta Rudisha

David Rudisha of Kenya bedazzled the world with his front running prowess and his majestic determination over 800m, this led to the first new world record on the London 2012 track.

The 23-year-old Kenyan in his first appearance in an Olympic final became the first athlete to dip under the magical 1:41 barrier with his supreme clocking of 1:40.91.

Nijel Amos of Botswana took silver, with another teenager, Kenya’s Timothy Kitum, grabbing bronze.

The current world champion Rudisha opened with a lap of 49.28 seconds and applied further pressure as he went on to break his own world record.

The race was the fastest 800m in history with the entire field under 1:44 with only Sudan’s Abubaker Kaki failing to record a PB.

1     David Rudisha     KEN     1:40.91     (WR)
2     Nijel Amos     BOT     1:41.73     (WJ)
3     Timothy Kitum     KEN     1:42.53     (PB)
4     Duane Solomon     USA     1:42.82     (PB)
5     Nick Symmonds     USA     1:42.95     (PB)
6     Mohammed Aman     ETH     1:43.20     (NR)
7     Abubaker Kaki     SUD     1:43.32     (SB)
8     Andrew Osagie     GBR     1:43.77     (PB)

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