Blasts from the past: Mulaudzi is 800m world champs victor


Blasts from the past: Mulaudzi is 800m world champs victor

Sports reporter

Today in SA sports history: August 23

1920 — Bevil Rudd becomes the first South African to win three medals at a single Olympics, helping the men’s 4x400m relay team to the silver medal in Antwerp. That gave Rudd a full set of medals, with the 400m gold and 800m bronze. SA would have to wait 84 years for its next triple medalist at a single Games — Roland Schoeman at Athens 2004. Meanwhile, tennis player Charles Winslow also won his third Olympic medal, bronze in the men’s singles, to add to the singles and doubles golds he had won at Stockholm 1912. Winslow’s countryman, Louis Raymond, won the singles gold in Antwerp.

2009 — Mbulaeni Mulaudzi wins the men’s 800m crown at the world championships in Berlin, clocking 1min 45.29sec ahead of Kenyan Alfred Kirwa Yego and Yusuf Saad Kamel of Bahrain, who were both credited with 1:45.36. Russian Yuriy Borzakovskiy, who had denied Mulaudzi the Olympic gold in 2004, was fourth...

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