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Rudisha sets Amos finals re-match


RUDISHA-GLASGOWNAIROBI, Kenya, July 29- A tantalising re-match between Olympics champion, David Rudisha and silver medallist, Nijel Amos is on the cards when the pair qualified from the front during the men 800m semi finals at the Commonwealth Games on Wednesday night.

Glasgow’s Hampden Park is in for a riveting two-lap final between the duo who illuminated the London Olympics final where Rudisha hammered the clock to the simply astonishing 1:40.91 world record.

Rudisha, who received a rousing response as one of the headline acts of the Glasgow track and field programme was in imperious control from the gun to lead compatriot and Bahamas World Relays winner, Ferguson Rotich to the Kenyan 1-2 in 1:46.61 against 1:46.88.

Going out in the first semi, the pair only a stride apart led the race from start as they appeared to conserve energy for the final.

Amos, who has already beaten Rudisha this season already in Monaco ten days ago, will go to Thursday’s medal race having laid a marker with a 1:45.65 victory in the second semi.

Rising Ugandan sensation, Ronald Musagala trailed him home in 1:45.98 in the heat where the third Kenyan, Evans Kikorir, squeezed to the final as one of the fastest losers when he finished fourth in 1:47.35.