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Men's 800m Final

David Lekuta Rudisha and Jackson Mumbwa Kivuna accomplished the first one-two finish of the 11th IAAF World Junior Championships as they clinch gold and silver respectively in the men’s 800m final.

The Kenyan pair out-sprinted pre-event favourite Abraham Chepkirwok of Uganda, this year’s World leader at 1:45.0, into third.

Rudisha took the outside lane to clock 1:47.40, 24 hundredths of a second ahead of his younger compatriot who had already won silver in Marrakesh World Youth Championships just over a year ago.

Chepkirwok had no problem holding onto bronze in 1:47.79 despite a desperate attempt from Poland’s Marcin Lewandowski who came in fourth 1:48.25.

A very confident Rudisha declared: "I was expecting to win gold since the first round. I am so happy. I am now aiming at the Olympics."

The Sudanese champion took the pack through the first 200m in 25.41 with Kivuna and Morocco’s Rabii Doukana on his heels.

At the bell, which they reached in 54.34, Doukana went wide to try and take the lead but Chepkirwok responded and didn’t let him past.

The eventual winner made his first move with 250 metres go when he decided it was time to move away from the back of the pack and positioned himself in third.

Kivuna sped away from his African opponents while Lewandowski, the sole European in the race, attempted to make a move. It looked like the Pole had kept enough energy to run away from the field but he got blocked and soon ran out of steam.

Rudisha left it as late as 60 metres to go to kick and quickly catch up with Chepkirwok and Kivuna to score Kenya’s seventh win in the history of the World Junior 800 metres.