Savinova tops in Diamond League 800m

Last Updated: Monday, August 27, 2012 - 11:42

Birmingham: Two weeks after winning the 800 metres gold at the London Olympics, Russia's Mariya Savinova continued her run in Britain with victory in the same event at the Diamond League meet here.

Savinova clocked 2 minutes 0.4 seconds Sunday, more than four seconds slower than her time in the Olympic final, the fastest women's 800-metre run this year.

Pamela Jelimo of Kenya, the 2008 Olympic champion, was second in a time of 2.01.43, with Britain's Marilyn Okoro third, a further 0.53 seconds back.

IANS



First Published: Monday, August 27, 2012 - 11:45

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