Ethiopian Aman wins men`s world 800m title

Last Updated: Aug 13, 2013, 23:44 PM IST

Moscow: Ethiopian Mohammed Aman won the men`s 800m title at the World Athletics Championships on Tuesday, the first ever medal for the country in the two-lap event.

Aman clocked a season`s best of 1min 43.31sec, with American Nick Symmonds taking silver in 1:43.55.

Djibouti`s Ayanleh Souleiman claimed bronze (1:43.76), the first medal for the east African country since Ahmed Salah`s silver in the marathon in the 1991 worlds in Tokyo.

AFP