17 JUL 2005 Report Marrakech, Morocco

Event report – girls' 800m final

Flavious Teresa Kwamboka of Kenya wins the Girls' 800m at the World Youth Championships (Getty Images)Flavious Teresa Kwamboka of Kenya wins the Girls' 800m at the World Youth Championships (Getty Images) © Copyright

Flavious Teresa Kwamboka lead a Kenyan one-two, showing a useful turn of speed in the last 100m after a slow start to the race.

Winny Chebet was second in 2:08.15 and Australia’s Katherine Katsanevakis took the bronze with 2:08.35.

Kwamboka and Katsanevakis led the field through 200m and these two were still at the forefront when the bell was reached in 64 seconds.

The pack were still tightly grouped in the back straight and it was Kwamboka who pulled away around the bend, followed by Chebet.