Rio Olympics: Algeria's Makhloufi wins 800m silver medal as Rudisha clinches gold

Rio Olympics: Algeria's Makhloufi wins 800m silver medal as Rudisha clinches gold
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Published August 16th, 2016 - 11:15 GMT via SyndiGate.info

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Algeria's Taoufik Makhloufi celebrates after winning second place in the Men's 800m Final during the athletics competition at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium in Rio de Janeiro on August 15, 2016.
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Algeria's Taoufik Makhloufi celebrates after winning second place in the Men's 800m Final during the athletics competition at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium in Rio de Janeiro on August 15, 2016. Adrian DENNIS / AFP
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Kenya's David Rudisha claims back-to-back 800-metre Olympic gold with another commanding performance.

Rudisha took the lead from compatriot Alfred Kipketer on the final back straight and never looked back for victory in the fastest time of the year, 1 minute 42.15 seconds.

Taoufik Makhloufi added silver to his 1,500m gold from 2012 in an Algerian record 1:42.61, and the bronze went to American Clayton Murphy in a personal best 1:42.93.

Rudisha won the world title in 2011 and famously Olympic gold 2012 in London in a world record 1:40.91. He then struggled with injury and modest form but was back in command last year with another world title.

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