David Rudisha and Usain Bolt Rudisha and Bolt united in greatness

Very different off the track, Usain Bolt and David Rudisha are both all-time athletics greats, writes BBC chief sports writer Tom Fordyce

10 Aug 12

David Rudisha shows off his gold medal Rudisha breaks record in 800m win

Kenya

9 Aug 12

David Rudisha becomes the first athlete to set a new world record on the track at London 2012 as he wins 800m gold.

Taoufik Makhloufi Algerian reinstated to Olympics

Algeria

6 Aug 12

Algeria's Taoufik Makhloufi has been reinstated to the Olympics after being excluded for not trying in the 800m

Andrew Osagie Osagie inspired by Olympics crowd

Team GB

6 Aug 12

Essex's Andrew Osagie acknowledges the vital part being played by the crowd at the Olympic Stadium after qualifying for the 800 metres semi-finals.

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Final Results

Final results by Athlete
Rank Athlete Country Medal moment Result
1 Rudisha KEN 1:40.91 WR
2 Amos BOT 1:41.73 WJ
3 Kitum KEN 1:42.53 PB
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Head to Head

Andrew Osagie vs Michael Rimmer

Andrew Osagie

Andrew Osagie Great Britain & N. Ireland flag

London 2012 medals

0

London 2012 appearances

3

London 2012 results

1:43.77 Men's 800m

Height

1.89m (6'2")

Weight

72kg

Age

26

Michael Rimmer

Michael Rimmer Great Britain & N. Ireland flag

London 2012 medals

0

London 2012 appearances

1

London 2012 results

1:49.05 Men's 800m

Height

1.85m (6'1")

Weight

67kg

Age

28

View the London 2012 medallist table