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VIVA Rudisha: Send congratulations here

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By Ohito | Aug 10th 2012 | 2 min read

David Rudisha promised gold and delivered it in style for millions of his countrymen and women watching live on television and dozens cheering him from the Olympic Stadium.

King David Lekuta Rudisha set a new world record of 1:40:91 in 800metres final at the London 2012 Olympics.

Kenyans across the globe as well as those watching live and fans celebrated wildly as they cheered him on in the homestretch as talentedly broke his own world record.

He definitely etched his name on Hall of fame of the World’s all time best Athletes as Kenyans marveled at her unrivalled star. There is no doubt David Rudisha is in a class of his own.

As expected he delivered the country’s second gold medal after Ezekiel Kemboi’s steeplechase prize.

Equally impressive was 17-year-old Timothy Kitum who put up a spirited finish to bag a bronze medal.

 

In 2010, Rudisha broke the 13-year-old world 800m record twice in one week. Then, in 2011, he won his first global title at the World Athletics Championships in Daegu.

 

The Standard Digital gives you this chance to send congratulatory messages to Rudisha and Kitum for a job well done.

Facts about Rudisha:

Full names: David Lekuta Rudisha

DOB: December 17 1988 in Kilgoris Kenya

Height: 1.90m (6ft3in)

Nationality: Kenyan

Captain of Team Kenya in London 2012 Olympics

 

Honours:Kenyan Sportsman of the Year | 2010

IAAF World Athlete of the Year | 2010

Competitive Accomplishments

Gold | IAAF Continental Cup | 2010

800 m

Gold | IAAF World Championships | 2011

800 m (1:43.91)

Gold | African Championships in Athletics | 2010

800 m (1:42.84)

Gold | IAAF World Athletics Final | 2009

800 m (1:44.85)

Gold | African Championships in Athletics | 2008

800 m (1:44.20)

Gold | African Junior Championships | 2007

800 m (1:46.41)

Gold | World Junior Championships in Athletics | 2006 800 m (1:47.40)

 

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