ITEN (KEN): David Rudisha has said victory in Budapest just before the Olympics in a world-leading 1:43.35 has given him a lot of confidence heading towards Rio, informs Standard Digital. “The performance impressed me a lot. In fact it gave me the confidence that I am heading in the right direction towards defending my title in Rio.” He also downplayed his defeat at the Kenyan Olympic Trials, citing last year’s outcome before he went on to win the World Championships in Beijing. “Yes, I did not win at the national trials. But remember I lost to Rotich in trials for Beijing last year and then went ahead to win gold. So, there are no worries,” he said.