2011 World Championships in Athletics – Men's 800 metres

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Early in the race at Daegu, David Rudisha ahead of Abubaker Kaki. Eventual bronze medalist Yuriy Borzakovskiy obscured behind Alfred Kirwa Yego
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The Men's 800 metres at the 2011 World Championships in Athletics was held at the Daegu Stadium on August 27, 28 and 30.

The first semi-final went out fast, with a bunch finish. While Abubaker Kaki came into the event as one of the favorites, he had to qualify to the final by time as the fastest 3rd place. Both time qualifiers came from the first semi. The second semi was the opposite kind of race as kickers Nick Symmonds and Yuriy Borzakovskiy almost acted as a team to run from the front and slow the pace. The two almost formed a wall down the home stretch that frustrated the runners behind them, achieving the two slowest qualifying times into the final. The third semi final was favorite David Rudisha taking control of the race, only accelerating enough to make sure nobody passed him.

Rudisha won the gold medal after leading the race from the start. Behind him through most of the last lap, surprisingly was come from behind specialist Borzakovskiy, who was himself out-kicked by Kaki just before the finish for the silver medal. [1]

Medalists[edit]

Gold Silver Bronze
David Rudisha
 Kenya
Abubaker Kaki
 Sudan
Yuriy Borzakovskiy
 Russia

Records[edit]

Prior to the competition, the following records were as follows.

World record  David Rudisha (KEN) 1:41.01 Rieti, Italy 29 August 2010
Championship record  Billy Konchellah (KEN) 1:43.06 Rome, Italy 1 September 1987
World leading  David Rudisha (KEN) 1:42.61 Monaco 22 July 2011
African record  David Rudisha (KEN) 1:41.01 Rieti, Italy 29 August 2010
Asian record  Yusuf Saad Kamel (BHR) 1:42.79 Monaco 29 July 2008
North, Central American and Caribbean record  Johnny Gray (USA) 1:42.60 Koblenz, West Germany 28 August 1985
South American record  Joaquim Cruz (BRA) 1:41.77 Cologne, Germany 26 August 1984
European record  Wilson Kipketer (DEN) 1:41.11 Cologne, Germany 24 August 1997
Oceanian record  Peter Snell (NZL) 1:44.3 Christchurch, New Zealand 3 February 1962

Qualification standards[edit]

A time B time
1:45.40 1:46.30

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Round
August 27, 2011 12:05 Heats
August 28, 2011 18:00 Semifinals
August 30, 2011 21:00 Final

Results[edit]

KEY: q Fastest non-qualifiers Q Qualified NR National record PB Personal best SB Seasonal best

Heats[edit]

Qualification: First 3 in each heat (Q) and the next 6 fastest (q) advance to the semifinals.

Rank Heat Name Nationality Time Notes
1 3 Abubaker Kaki  Sudan 1:44.83 Q
2 3 Mohammed Aman  Ethiopia 1:45.17 Q
3 3 Alfred Kirwa Yego  Kenya 1:45.50 Q
4 5 Kléberson Davide  Brazil 1:46.06 Q
5 5 Andrew Osagie  Great Britain 1:46.08 Q
6 2 Yuriy Borzakovskiy  Russia 1:46.14 Q
7 5 Adam Kszczot  Poland 1:46.16 Q
8 3 Luis Alberto Marco  Spain 1:46.19 q
9 4 David Rudisha  Kenya 1:46.29 Q
10 3 Moussa Camara  Mali 1:46.38 q, NR
11 5 Sajjad Moradi  Iran 1:46.39 q
12 1 Nick Symmonds  United States 1:46.54 Q
13 2 Jackson Kivuva  Kenya 1:46.57 Q
14 1 Andreas Bube  Denmark 1:46.64 Q
14 5 Mohammad Al-Azemi  Kuwait 1:46.64 q
16 2 Antonio Manuel Reina  Spain 1:46.66 Q
17 4 Marcin Lewandowski  Poland 1:46.73 Q
17 2 Prince Mumba  Zambia 1:46.73 q
19 1 Kevin López  Spain 1:46.79 Q
19 4 Bram Som  Netherlands 1:46.79 Q
21 4 Mahfoud Brahimi  Algeria 1:46.94 q
22 1 Mohcine El Amine  Morocco 1:46.98
23 2 Michael Rimmer  Great Britain 1:47.11
24 1 Andrew Ellerton  Canada 1:47.47
25 5 Julius Mutekanga  Uganda 1:47.54
26 2 Masato Yokota  Japan 1:47.60
27 4 Charles Jock  United States 1:47.95
28 1 Moise Joseph  Haiti 1:48.17
29 4 Brice Etès  Monaco 1:48.22 SB
30 6 Rafith Rodríguez  Colombia 1:48.26 Q
31 6 Tamás Kazi  Hungary 1:48.29 Q
32 6 Khadevis Robinson  United States 1:48.41 Q
33 6 Daniel Nghipandulwa  Namibia 1:48.79
34 6 Lutmar Paes  Brazil 1:48.97
35 4 Edgar Cortez  Nicaragua 1:49.10 NR
36 3 Ashot Hayrapetyan  Armenia 1:50.09 PB
37 5 Farhan Ahmad  Pakistan 1:50.14 PB
38 3 Fernando da Silva  Brazil 1:51.58
39 6 Ismail Ahmed Ismail  Sudan 1:52.33
40 6 Derek Mandell  Guam 1:57.11 PB
41 1 Zaw Win Thet  Myanmar 1:58.36
42 6 Richard Blagg  Gibraltar 1:59.34 PB
43 2 Shifaz Mohamed  Maldives 2:01.05
44 5 Thomas Vandy  Sierra Leone DNS

Semifinals[edit]

Qualification: First 2 in each heat (Q) and the next 2 fastest (q) advance to the Final.

Rank Heat Name Nationality Time Notes
1 3 David Rudisha  Kenya 1:44.20 Q
2 1 Mohammed Aman  Ethiopia 1:44.57 Q, NR
3 1 Marcin Lewandowski  Poland 1:44.60 Q, SB
4 1 Abubaker Kaki  Sudan 1:44.62 q
5 3 Adam Kszczot  Poland 1:44.81 Q
6 1 Alfred Kirwa Yego  Kenya 1:44.82 q
7 3 Kléberson Davide  Brazil 1:45.06
8 1 Khadevis Robinson  United States 1:45.27
9 1 Andreas Bube  Denmark 1:45.48 PB
10 2 Nick Symmonds  United States 1:45.73 Q
10 2 Yuriy Borzakovskiy  Russia 1:45.73 Q
12 2 Jackson Kivuva  Kenya 1:45.97
13 2 Andrew Osagie  Great Britain 1:46.12
14 1 Sajjad Moradi  Iran 1:46.17 SB
15 3 Rafith Rodríguez  Colombia 1:46.41
16 2 Tamás Kazi  Hungary 1:46.53
17 2 Bram Som  Netherlands 1:46.69
18 3 Mahfoud Brahimi  Algeria 1:46.79
19 2 Kevin López  Spain 1:46.86
20 2 Prince Mumba  Zambia 1:47.06
21 3 Luis Alberto Marco  Spain 1:47.45
22 3 Moussa Camara  Mali 1:48.15
23 1 Antonio Manuel Reina  Spain 1:48.45
24 3 Mohammad Al-Azemi  Kuwait DNF

Final[edit]

Athletes during the 800 metres final.
Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 6 David Rudisha  Kenya 1:43.91
2 4 Abubaker Kaki  Sudan 1:44.41
3 5 Yuriy Borzakovskiy  Russia 1:44.49
4 2 Marcin Lewandowski  Poland 1:44.80
5 3 Nick Symmonds  United States 1:45.12
6 7 Adam Kszczot  Poland 1:45.25
7 8 Alfred Kirwa Yego  Kenya 1:45.83
8 1 Mohammed Aman  Ethiopia 1:45.93

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rudisha takes gold as Isinbayeva fails to reach the heights". CNN. 30 August 2011. Retrieved 30 August 2011. 

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