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After winning first gold in athletics, Thiago da Silva is Brazil's new darling in Rio 2016

After winning first gold in athletics, Thiago da Silva is Brazil's new darling in Rio 2016

Lavillenie failed and Brazil had a new, and totally unexpected, hero and their first male athletics gold medal winner since Joaquim Cruz won the 800 metres in 1984.

Rio Olympics 2016: Kenya's David Rudisha defends 800m in career high

Rio Olympics 2016: Kenya's David Rudisha defends 800m in career high

"Running 1:42, it`s just fantastic. I had no doubts before," said Rudisha after another imperious display.
 

David Rudisha back on top, Genzebe Dibaba dominant at world athletics championships

David Rudisha back on top, Genzebe Dibaba dominant at world athletics championships

David Rudisha strained every sinew to win gold, Genzebe Dibaba dominated in the way the Kenyan once did and Usain Bolt`s second sprint showdown with Justin Gatlin moved a step closer at the world athletics championships on Tuesday.

David Rudisha trusts his pace to regain 800m world title

David Rudisha trusts his pace to regain 800m world title

 Kenya`s Olympic champion David Rudisha put three difficult years behind him and trusted his finishing pace to regain the world 800 metres title at the Bird`s Nest on Tuesday. 

Usain Bolt, Justin Gatlin renew rivalry in 200m

Usain Bolt, Justin Gatlin renew rivalry in 200m

Usain Bolt and Justin Gatlin will renew their sprint rivalry in the world championships 200m heats on Tuesday, two days after their explosive 100m showdown in Beijing.

Usain Bolt back in action as Justin Gatlin seeks road to redemption

Usain Bolt back in action as Justin Gatlin seeks road to redemption

Newly-crowned 100m champion Usain Bolt makes a swift return to the track on the fourth day of the world championships in Beijing on Tuesday when he goes off in round one of his favoured 200m.

Favourites cruise at heats on opening day at world athletics championships

Favourites cruise at heats on opening day at world athletics championships

World record holder David Rudisha of Kenya and Ethiopia`s defending champion Mohammed Aman cruised through the heats for the 800 metres on a hot and humid opening morning at the world athletics championships in Beijing on Saturday.

David Rudisha says still short of his best but competitive

David Rudisha says still short of his best but competitive

Olympic 800 metres champion David Rudisha knows he is not back in the sort of form where he can control races but still thinks he will be battling it out for gold at the world championships next week.

David Rudisha says no letup in fight to regain 800m world title

David Rudisha says no letup in fight to regain 800m world title

 Olympic 800 metres champion David Rudisha says he will leave no stone unturned as the Kenyan tries to regain the world title at the Athletics Championships to be held in Beijing between August 22 to 30.

David Rudisha eases to 800m final at Kenyan trials

David Rudisha eases to 800m final at Kenyan trials

Olympic and world 800 metres record holder David Rudisha began his bid to qualify for next month`s world championships when he cruised to victory in the Kenya trials on Friday.

Sebastian Coe launches IAAF presidency campaign film

Sebastian Coe launches IAAF presidency campaign film

 International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) presidential candidate Sebastian Coe has launched a campaign film featuring world-known athletes past and present as well as British Prime Minister David Cameron.

Tough challenge for Olympic 800m champ David Rudisha in Lausanne Diamond League

Tough challenge for Olympic 800m champ David Rudisha in Lausanne Diamond League

Olympic 800 metres champion David Rudisha of Kenya will get a real feeling of what to expect in the World Athletics Championships in August when he competes in the Lausanne leg of the Diamond League here on Thursday.

David Rudisha tipped to hit heights at Beijing IAAF World Championships

David Rudisha tipped to hit heights at Beijing IAAF World Championships

 After an uneasy two-week wait, Kenyan men's 800m superstar David Rudisha returned to winning ways at Saturday's New York meet of the IAAF Diamond League to reignite hope in his camp that he can challenge for the world title at the summer Beijing IAAF World Championships.

David Rudisha out of Birmingham Diamond meet

David Rudisha out of Birmingham Diamond meet

Kenya`s Olympic 800m champion and world record holder David Rudisha has pulled out of Sunday`s Diamond League meet in Birmingham due to fresh injury fears.

New injury concern for David Rudisha ahead of worlds

New injury concern for David Rudisha ahead of worlds

Kenya`s Olympic 800m champion and world record holder David Rudisha has been hit by another injury scare ahead of this summer`s world athletics championships after he pulled a muscle in Ostrava.

David Rudisha wins at IAAF Melbourne Challenge

David Rudisha wins at IAAF Melbourne Challenge

World record holder David Rudisha was pushed in the home straight by Australia`s Jeff Riseley before going on to win the 800 metres event at the IAAF Melbourne World Challenge on Saturday.

David Rudisha to run in Australian meets next month

David Rudisha to run in Australian meets next month

Kenyan world record holder David Rudisha will compete in two track meets in Australia next month, Athletics Australia said Friday.

Kenya`s David Rudisha says doping wrecking national reputation

Kenya`s David Rudisha says doping wrecking national reputation

Kenyan Olympic 800-metre champion David Rudisha has warned fellow athletes they are risking the reputation of their east Africa nation by taking performance-enhancing drugs.

Kenya's David Rudisha supports Sebastian Coe bid for IAAF presidency in 2015

Kenya's David Rudisha supports Sebastian Coe bid for IAAF presidency in 2015

Kenya's Olympic 800 metre champion David Rudisha has supported British athletics great Sebastian Coe's bid for International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) presidency.