David Rudisha wins the 800m gold at the IAAF World Championships
Rudisha didn't do as well in the heats.
Kenya’s ’David Rudisha won the 800m final at the World Championships after recording a timing of 1:45.84 in the summit run on Tuesday. Adam Kszczot of Poland finished in second place with a timing of 1:46.08 while Amle Tuka of Bosnia-Herzegovina finished third with a timing of 1:46.30.
Rudisha finished the heats with a time of 1:47.04 while Kszczot finished with a time of 1:44.97 and was the clear winner finishing 0.02 ahead of the second placed Kenya’s Alfred Kipketer.
But the finals proved to be a different kettle of fish as Rudisha stormed back to claim the gold ahead of Kszzot and Kipketer.
This is the 26-year-old’s second gold medal at the World Championships after his win at the Daegu edition of the competition in 2011. In addition to the World Championships, he also has an Olympic gold medal which he won at the 2012 edition in London and clinched the gold in the 800m at the 2014 Commonwealth Games as well.