Caster Semenya (right) congratulates Mariya Savinova Savinova takes 800m Olympic gold

South African Caster Semenya loses out on Olympic 800m gold to Russian World Champion Mariya Savinova at London 2012.

11 Aug 12

Mariya Savinova Savinova cruises to 800m gold

Russian Federation

11 Aug 12

Russia's Mariya Savinova cruises to gold in the women's 800m final in a time of 1:56.19 seconds.

South Africa's Caster Semenya competes in the women's 800m semi-finals Semenya is a contender - Mutola

South Africa

10 Aug 12

Mozambique legend Maria Mutola says her protege Caster Semenya can win the Olympic 800m title on her debut.

Lynsey Sharp GB's Sharp misses 800m final spot

Team GB

9 Aug 12

Great Britain's Lynsey Sharp fails to qualify for the women's 800m Olympic final after a seventh-place finish in her semi-final.

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Final Results

Final results by Athlete
Rank Athlete Country Medal moment Result
1 Savinova RUS 1:56.19 SB
2 Semenya RSA 1:57.23 SB
3 Poistogova RUS 1:57.53 PB
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Head to Head

Lynsey Sharp vs Malika Akkaoui

Lynsey Sharp

Lynsey Sharp Great Britain & N. Ireland flag

London 2012 medals

0

London 2012 appearances

2

London 2012 results

2:01.78 Women's 800m

Height

1.75m (5'9")

Weight

60kg

Age

24

Malika Akkaoui

Malika Akkaoui Morocco flag

London 2012 medals

0

London 2012 appearances

2

London 2012 results

2:00.32 Women's 800m

Height

1.6m (5'3")

Weight

49kg

Age

27

View the London 2012 medallist table