Mariya Savinova takes the gold in 800 meters with ease,
photo by PhotoRun.net
Mariya Savinova won the 800 meters with style and ease. She was not truly
challenged in the final. Savinova took the lead when needed, and took the lead with the precision of a surgeon. Savinova followed the swift pace and made her move when she chose.
Alysia Montano takes lead, photo by PhotoRun.net
As is her want, Alysia Montano took off from the start, hitting the 400 meter mark
in 56.24. Montano would fight, ending in fifth. She ran well and will end up breaking
Caster Semenya, the 2009 World champ, 2011 silver champ, ran a cautious race, only moving
into second over the last straightaway, taking the silver. Mariya Savinova asked Semenya
if she was feeling okay as Savinova believed that ONLY the South African could give her
Caster Semenya, silver medalist, photo by PhotoRun.net
The battle for third was not over until the last steps as Pamela Jelimo lost her medal
chances when Ekaterina Poistogova of Russia caught Jelimo at the line.
11 August 2012 – 20:00
||Alysia Johnson Montano
||Janeth Jepkosgei Busienei