Kenyan runner Emmanuel Korir won the 800m race at the Olympics. It took him 1 minute 45 seconds to cover that distance. Runner Ferguson Rotich was second and it took him 1 minute 45 seconds also. The Pole, Patrick Dobek, was third with a time of 1 minute 45 seconds too. This is the first time Kenya has ever won at the Olympics and they have two silver medals and two bronze medals as well.
Athletics. Men. 800 м.
- Emmanuel Korir, 1.45,06.
- Ferguson Rotich (both Kenya) – 1.45,23.
- Patryk Dobek (Poland) – 1.45,39.
Biography of Emmanuel Korir
- 2011 Rio de Janeiro Half Marathon – 1:01.33 (1st place)
- Rio de Janeiro 2012 Half Marathon – 1:01.48 (2nd place)
- Rio de Janeiro Half Marathon 2013 – 1:00.49 (2nd place)
- 2013 Seoul Marathon – 2:07.08 (2nd)
- Shanghai Marathon 2014 – 2:11.35 (5th place)
- Paris Half Marathon 2015 – 1:00.48 (2nd place)
- Paris Marathon 2015 – 2:05.49 (1st place)
- Frankfurt Marathon 2016 – 2:06.48 (1st place)
Arman Duplantis of Sweden won the Olympic gold in the pole vault. Chris Nielsen from America took silver and Thiago Braz da Silva from Brazil took bronze. Anita Wlodarczyk from Poland won the Olympic gold medal in the hammer throw. Wang Zheng of China got silver and Malwina Kopron from Poland got bronze. In the 800-metre race, Ating Moo from America won with Keeley Hodgkinson taking second place and Ravyn Rogers of America taking third place.
In the 200m, Elaine Thompson-Hera of Jamaica had a win with Christine Mboma of Namibia in second place and Gabrielle Thomas of the USA third. There was also a semifinal men’s 200m race and qualifying rounds for the men’s 5000 meters. World champion Sergey Shubenkov withdrew due to an Achilles injury in the qualification round for 110m hurdles in this event.