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800m title holder makes men's final

28 July 2002

Japhet Kimutai, the Kenyan who took gold in the 800m at the Kuala Lumpur Games in 1998, has made it through to the final as expected.

Japhet Kimutai

Kimutai winning gold in the 800m at the 1998 Commonwealth Games

Kimutai's place in the final, which will be held on 29 July, could see the Kenyan's winning another gold medal in a track event.

They have already won two with the men's 10000m and the men's 3000m steeplechase.

Qualifiers for the men's 800m final are:

Joseph Mutua (KEN) 1:46.43
Otukile Lekote (BOT) 1:46.65
James McIlroy (NIR) 1:46.93
Paskar Owor (UGA) 1:47.14 (SB)
Mbulaeni Mulaudzi (RSA) 1:46.72
Japhet Kimutai (KEN) 1:46.81
Kris McCarthy (AUS) 1:47.06
Glody Dube (BOT) m1:47.19

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