- Date of birth
- 3 (up to 15/01/2016)
Olympic Games (1 medal: 1 gold)
- 800m: 1st (2012)
World Championships (2 medals: 2 gold)
- 800m: 1st (2011, 2015)
The return of the Maasai warrior
After nearly 2 years out with a knee injury, David Rudisha looks to be back at his best. After storming to 800m gold at London 2012, in a world record time of 1:40.91, he added the world championship title in 2015.
The 27-year-old Kenyan, who has run 6 of the 8 fastest times in the 800m, is now looking to become the 4th athlete to win back-to-back Olympic crowns in the event, after Douglas Lowe (Great Britain, 1924-1928), Mal Whitfield (USA, 1948-1952) and Peter Snell (New Zealand, 1960-1964).
Dubbed the "Pride of Africa", Rudisha will be counting on his devastating sprint finish to get the better of his rivals in Rio - notably Botswana's Nijel Amos, who had to settle for silver in London.
|1||Men's 800m, Round 1||1:45.09 Q|
|1||Men's 800m, Round 1, Heat 3||1:45.09 Q|
|3||Men's 800m, Semifinal||1:43.88 Q|
|1||Men's 800m, Semifinal, Semifinal 3||1:43.88 Q|
|1||Men's 800m, Final||1:42.15|
Total Medal Leaders
GBR 27 CHN 26
GBR 23 CHN 18
CHN 26 JPN 21
Total Medal Leaders
Ledecky 4 Biles 4
Manuel 2 McKeon 2
Oleksiak 2 Chalmers 2
Wales make 14 changes for Ireland clash
Rhys Carre and Owen Lane will make their debuts for Wales Saturday, when the Grand Slam winners host Ireland in their penultimate Rugby World Cup warm-up match in Cardiff.
All Blacks stars to snub rugby sevens in Tokyo
New Zealand's team bidding for a rugby sevens gold medal at next year's Tokyo Olympics will not include any All Blacks after several approached declined to be involved.
Archery World Championships: Indian men's recurve team claim silver medal
India won silver in the men's recurve team event at the Archery World Championships after losing to China in the final in Netherlands on Sunday.
Archery World Championships: Jyothi Surekha Vennam, women's compound team win bronzes
Jyothi Surekha Vennam and the women's compound team won a bronze medal each for India at the Archery World Championships in the Netherlands on Saturday.
Australia pipped by New Zealand for Canada Sevens title
Australia have lost 21-17 to New Zealand in the final of the women's rugby sevens world series event in Canada but they took a giant stride towards Olympic qualification.
Kenyan athletes Kipchoge, Kosgei win London Marathon titles
Kenyans Eliud Kipchoge and Brigid Kosgei produced dominant performances to win men's and women's elite races at the London Marathon.