Kenya’s Rudisha wins second straight 800m Olympic gold

Rio de Janeiro, Aug 16 (IANS) Kenya’s David Rudisha romped to victory in the men’s Olympic 800m final here, securing his second straight gold medal in the event.

The 27-year-old clocked 1 minute 42.15 seconds to finish 0.45 of a second ahead of Algeria’s Taoufik Makhloufi at the Olympic Stadium on Monday, reports Xinhua.

The US’ Clayton Murphy took bronze in a personal best of 1:42.93.

France’s Pierre-Ambroise Bosse was fourth in 1:43.41 and Kenya’s Ferguson Cheruiyot Rotich fifth in 1:45.55

Rudisha’s time was 1.24 seconds slower than the world record he set when winning gold at the London 2012 Olympics.



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