Saturday, August 11, 2012

Farah makes double Longosiwa takes bronze

Great Britain’s Mo Farah won his second gold medal in the ongoing London Games with a thrilling victory in the 5000m on Saturday night.
This victory comes seven days after the Somali-born Briton produced a brilliant sprint in the last lap of the 10,000m to win. He won today’s race in a time of 13:41.66 ahead of Ethiopia’s Dejen Gebremeskel who took silver in 13:41.98.
Thomas Longosiwa finished third to bag Kenya’s third bronze in a time of 13:42.36.

In the women 800m, Kenya was left stunned by the rising force of Russians in the track, having finished out of the medal brackets.
Defending Olympic champion Pamela Jelimo couldn’t keep up with Russia’s Mariya Savinova (1:54.19), arch-rival Caster Semenya of South Africa (1:57.53), and Ekaterina Poistogova of Russia (1:57.53) who took gold, silver and bronze respectively.  
The Beijing champion finished fourth in 1:57.59 while compatriot Janet Jepkosgei Busienei finished 8th in 2:00.19.  


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