Moraa sails to 800m semis at Commonwealth Games

Mary Moraa of Team Kenya competes during the Women's 800m semifnal on day five of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games at Alexander Stadium on August 02, 2022 on the Birmingham, England.( Kelly Ayodi, Standard) 

Kenya's Mary Moraa on Wednesday won the Commonwealth Games 2022 800m women's Heat 1 to qualify for the semifinals.

Moraa, 22, led the race from the start and managed to finish first with a time of 1.59.23.

Uganda's Halimah Nakaayi also sailed through after finishing second with a time of 1.59.35

Jamaica's Natoya Goule was the fastest qualifier for the women's 800m final in Birmingham, winning the second heat in 1:58.39 ahead of Scotland's middle-distance star Laura Muir in 1:58.84.

England’s Keely Hodgkinson took the last heat in 2:00.18.

Women's 800m finalists results

Natoya Goule

Laura Muir

Mary Moraa

Halimah Nakaayi

Keely Hodgkinson

Alexandra Bell

Lindsey Butterworth

Catriona Bisset

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