Rudisha defends his title and wins second gold medal for Kenya


 David Rudisha crosses the line to win the Men’s 800m gold medal./COURTESY

Kenya’s David Rudisha stormed to victory in the Olympic 800 meters final on Monday, retaining title with a devastating final lap sprint.

Rudisha, the world champion and world record holder, hit top gear in the final 300 meters to become the first man since New Zealander Peter Snell in 1964 to successfully defend the Olympic 800m title.

Rudisha crossed the line in 1.42.15, several meters ahead of Algeria’s Taoufik Makhloufi, while fast-finishing American Clayton Murphy grabbed bronze.

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