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11 Aug 2012
London 2012 , IOC News

Savinova storms to 800m victory - London 2012 - Athletics

Russia's Mariya Savinova tonight added Olympic Games gold to her world title with a commanding victory in the 800m in a season's best and world-leading time of 1:56.19.

USA's Alysia Johnson Montano led the field through the bell before defending champion Pamela Jelimo hit the front, the Kenyan leading around the top bend but then fading badly down the home straight.

Savinova timed her run to perfection and eased away to finish over a second ahead of the fast-finishing former world champion Caster Semenya, with Jelimo relegated to fourth on the line by Russia's Ekaterina Poistogova.

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