2016 Summer Olympics - Athletes

800m

David Rudisha

Date of birth

1988-12-17

Birthplace

Kilgoris

Height

190 cm

Weight

72.0 kg

World records

  • 3 (up to 15/01/2016)

Olympic Games (1 medal: 1 gold)

  • 800m: 1st (2012)

World Championships (2 medals: 2 gold)

  • 800m: 1st (2011, 2015)

The return of the Maasai warrior

After nearly 2 years out with a knee injury, David Rudisha looks to be back at his best. After storming to 800m gold at London 2012, in a world record time of 1:40.91, he added the world championship title in 2015.

The 27-year-old Kenyan, who has run 6 of the 8 fastest times in the 800m, is now looking to become the 4th athlete to win back-to-back Olympic crowns in the event, after Douglas Lowe (Great Britain, 1924-1928), Mal Whitfield (USA, 1948-1952) and Peter Snell (New Zealand, 1960-1964).

Dubbed the "Pride of Africa", Rudisha will be counting on his devastating sprint finish to get the better of his rivals in Rio - notably Botswana's Nijel Amos, who had to settle for silver in London.

Results

Men's 800m

Men's 800m1:42.15
1Men's 800m, Round 11:45.09 Q
1Men's 800m, Round 1, Heat 31:45.09 Q
3Men's 800m, Semifinal1:43.88 Q
1Men's 800m, Semifinal, Semifinal 31:43.88 Q
1Men's 800m, Final1:42.15

Medal Tracker

Total Medal Leaders
  • 121
    USA
  • 70
    CHN
  • 67
    GBR
  • Gold
    46
    USA
    GBR27
    CHN26
  • Silver
    37
    USA
    GBR23
    CHN18
  • Bronze
    38
    USA
    CHN26
    JPN21
Total Medal Leaders
  • 6
    Phelps
    Phelps
  • 5
    Ledecky
    Ledecky
  • 5
    Biles
    Biles
  • Gold
    5
    Phelps
    Phelps
    Ledecky4
    Biles4
  • Silver
    3
    Hammer
    Hammer
    Manuel2
    McKeon2
  • Bronze
    2
    Adrian
    Adrian
    Oleksiak2
    Chalmers2

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