Result: Mariya Savinova wins 800m gold for Russia

Mariya Savinova wins gold in the women's 800m for Russia.

Russia's Mariya Savinova has won gold for Russia in the women's 800m final with a time of 1:56.19.

The favourite Caster Semenya timed her sprint finish too late, and despite making up three places on the home straight, could only take silver with 1:57.23.

Russia also claimed bronze, with Ekaterina Poistogova being pipped on the line by Semenya but still managed a personal best of 1:57.53.

Defending champion Pamela Jelimo of Kenya could only manage fourth in what was a disappointing finish.

Caster Semenya
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