World U20 800m champion Emmanuel Wanyonyi, continued with his superb performance when he beat the 2012 Olympic silver medallist Nijel Amos at the Ostrava Golden Spike Meeting, which is a World Athletics Continental Tour Gold level –series held on Tuesday (31) at Vitovice Stadium in Ostrava, Czech Republic.
The 17 year-old who is the fourth fastest runner this year beat a strong field that included Olympic bronze medallist Patryk Dobek from Poland and the Amos from Botswana who came to this race with the sixth fastest time in the world.
Wanyonyi gave a brilliant fight to cross the finish line with his second fastest of 1:44.15.
The reigning Kipkeino classic champion was followed by Algeria’s Slimane Moula who crossed the line with a personal best of 1:44.19 with the defending champion Max Burguin from Great Britain coming home in third in a time 1:44.54.
World U20 silver medallist Noah Kibet and the 2014 commonwealth Games champion Amos both finished in fourth and fifth place in a time of 1:44.89 and 1:44.92 respectively.
- Emmanuel Wanyonyi (KEN) 1:44.15
- Slimane Moula (AGL) 1:44.19
- Max Burguin (BRT) 1:44.54
- Noah Kibet (KEN) 1:44.89
- Nijel Amos (BOT)1:44.92