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Monday, March 10, 2014

Mohammed Aman 800 Meter Gold Poland Indoor 2014



The men’s 800m final was one of the most exciting events in the arena this weekend. With two Polish athletes going for the gold, the roar from the crowd was infernal.


800m winner Mohammed Aman at the 2014 IAAF World Indoor Championships in Sopot (Getty Images)Thijmen Kupers started at the front, passing 200m in 24.96 before the Dutchman brought the group to 400m in 53.29.
The movement behind him began after 400m when South Africa’s Andre Olivier looked to take the lead. The two Poles had other ideas with Marcin Lewandowski taking the lead on the third lap, passing 600m in 1:20.57 and compatriot Adam Kszczot joining him at the start of the last lap. Kszczot passed his countryman in the back-straight with Mohammed Aman, the world leading athlete in this event, taking the lead before the final curve.
The 20-year-old, also 2013 World champion from Moscow, retained his world indoor title from Istanbul in style finishing in 1:46.40, but to the absolute delight for the crowd, Adam Kszczot challenged him almost to the finish line to take the silver medal clocking 1:46.76 and Marcin Lewandowski crossed the line in third, just ahead of Briton Andrew Osagie.
But moments later, it was revealed that Lewandowski had been disqualified for a lane violation, moving Osagie into the bronze medal position, replicating his finish from 2012.
This was a second medal for Kszczot in this competition, as he was third in 2010. Olivier was fifth in 1:47.31 and the early leader Kupers finished in sixth (1:47.74).
Mirko Jalava for the IAAF

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Prof. Muse Tegegne has lectured sociology Change &  Liberation  in Europe, Africa and Americas. He has obtained  Doctorat es Science from the University of Geneva.   A PhD in Developmental Studies & ND in Natural Therapies.  He wrote on the  problematic of  the Horn of  Africa extensively. He Speaks Amharic, Tigergna, Hebrew, English, French. He has a good comprehension of Arabic, Spanish and Italian.