Tokyo 2020: Kenya’s Korir, Rotich Dominate Men’s 800 Metres Final

Tokyo 2020: Kenya’s Korir, Rotich Dominate Men’s 800 Metres Final 2
Gold medallist Kenya’s Emmanuel Kipkurui Korir (R) and silver medallist Kenya’s Ferguson Cheruiyot Rotich have fun after the boys’s 800m ultimate throughout the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games on the Olympic Stadium in Tokyo on August 4, 2021.
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Kenya’s Emmanuel Korir gained the boys’s 800 metres Olympic title on Wednesday with compatriot Ferguson Rotich taking silver. 

Korir timed 1min 45.06sec with Rotich ending in 1: 45.23 whereas Poland’s Patryk Dobek took the bronze in 1: 45.39.

Korir succeeds fellow Kenyan and two-time champion David Rudisha, who was unable to defend his title on account of damage.

Korir, 26, pounced rounding the bend into the house straight, passing Australia’s Peter Bol, and was by no means significantly threatened from thereon.

Rotich got here with a late run however he couldn’t eat considerably into his team-mate’s lead however the 31-year-old seemed delighted to have gained a medal after ending fifth behind Rudisha within the 2016 Olympic ultimate.

There was severe disappointment, although, for Botswana’s Nijel Amos who didn’t capitalise on his success in being inserted into the ultimate by the judges after falling in his semi-final.

Amos, 27, had been stretchered from the observe when he took silver behind Rudisha within the London 2012 ultimate when the Kenyan broke the world document.

This time he sank to his haunches and was on the verge of tears as he completed second final.

Clayton Murphy, the 2016 bronze medallist, trailed in final, simply as he did within the 2019 world championships ultimate.

-AFP

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