David Rudisha victorious again as he crosses the line four years later after his record setting performance at the London 2012 Games
Unlike London where he led from start to finish, David Lekuta Rudisha would be challenged from the start of the race to almost two thirds of the way to the finish line by his countryman Alfred Kipketer for the lead, but despite the challenge he willed himself to pass Kipketer up and with sheer grit he opened into an al out sprint with over 200 meters to go and never relented neither did he give ground to his competitors to cross the line ahead of everyone as he did at the London Olympic Games four years ago to claim Gold for himself and his nation of Kenya.
Before the Olympic Games, Rudisha was not one you would have said will win the Gold medal at these Games but once a champion always a champion and of all things like the Houston Rockets Rudy Tomjanovich once said “never underestimate the heart of a champion”, Rudisha delivered in spectacular fashion with a world leading time of 1:42.15.
David Rudisha like Usain Bolt is looking at being defined as a true legend, even though this is his second Olympic title unlike Bolts’ 3rd 100 Meters Olympic Title he however stands as one of the all-time greats in the sport.
By Leslie Koroma Sr