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 seasonopening 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 frontrunning to win the Olympic 800meter 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 semifinals 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 fifthfastest 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 34yearold, who won her only Olympic title in 2000 and took bronze in 1996, came second in her semifinal despite being spiked on the final bend. Mutola, a threetime world champion at the distance and seventime...