Friday 10 August 2012

Kenyan`s break to song and dance following Rudisha`s dramatic victory

Rudisha celebrating his win.Picture by Xinhua
  By Fred Maingi in Nairobi 
Kenya burst into song and dance on Thursday night after  David 
Rudisha became the first athlete to set a new world record on the
track at London 2012 as he won 800m gold.

In his  home town of Kilgoris in Transmara  District,business came
to a standstill while all major towns of Nairobi,Mombasa, and  Nakuru
,thousands of ecstatic fans  yelled,sobbed,danced and jumped for joy
into the early hours of Friday morning

The 23-year-old Kenyan stormed to victory in his debut Olympic final
to become the first man inside one minute 41 seconds, clocking

Botswana 18-year-old Nijel Amos took silver, with another teenager,
Kenya’s Timothy Kitum, in bronze.

Britain’s Andrew Osagie was in eighth place but still clocked a
personal best of 1:43.77.

Reigning world champion Rudisha led from the off, running an opening
lap of 49.28 seconds and storming further clear down the back straight
to beat his own world record.

With the rest of the field dragged along by his pace, only Abukaker
Kaki in seventh failed to record a personal best.

Rudisha was quoted by  BBC Sport saying : "Wow! I’m very happy. This
is the moment I have been waiting for for a very long time. To come
here and to break the world record is something unbelievable.

"I was well-prepared and I had no doubt about winning. Today the
weather was beautiful and I decided just to go fo

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