800m

  • Tintu Luka to participate in IAAF Diamond League 800m May 8, 2014

    Doha: It will be a turning point for Indian athletics if Tintu Luka can impress in the 800 metres race at the season-opening IAAF Diamond League here on Friday. The current Asian champion and 2010 Asian Games bronze medallist is India's lone entry at the prestigious meet and is expected to...
  • Kenya's Rudisha wins 800m in world record time August 10, 2012

    London: David Rudisha predicted a world record and delivered with an overpowering show of front-running to win the Olympic 800-meter title. When many were hoping that Usain Bolt would set such a mark in the 200 later Thursday, the Kenyan stole some of the Jamaican sprinter's thunder at the beginning of...
  • Olympics: Tintu Luka qualifies for 800m semis August 8, 2012

    London: India's Tintu Luka qualified for the women's 800m semi-finals in the Olympic Games after finishing third in one of the heats here on Wednesday. Luka clocked 2:01.75 to finish third in heat number two behind reigning world champion Mariya Savinova (2:01.56) of Russia and Alice Schmidt (2:01.65) of the...
  • Kenya's Bungei leads from the front to win men's 800m August 23, 2008

    Beijing: Kenya's Wilfred Bungei recorded an impressive gun to tape victory in the Olympic men's 800m final on Saturday. Bungei, the 2006 world indoor champion who owns the fifth-fastest time ever, finished in 1min 44.65sec, his best time of the year. Sudan's Ismail Ahmed Ismail, eighth at the 2004 Olympics, was second...
  • Ageless Mutola reaches fifth Olympic 800m final August 16, 2008

    Beijing: Mozambique's 800 metres legend Maria Mutola reached her fifth Olympic final here on Saturday. The 34-year-old, who won her only Olympic title in 2000 and took bronze in 1996, came second in her semi-final despite being spiked on the final bend. Mutola, a three-time world champion at the distance and seven-time...