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.