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Kenya’s David Rudisha Snags Gold in History-Making 800 Meter Double

The world champion is the first male athlete to secure consecutive gold medals at the event since 1964.

World record holder David Rudisha has battled back from an injury and surgery to snag gold for Kenya in the 800 meter dash at Rio.


It’s a historic win for Rudisha—he’s the first male athlete to do it since New Zealands’ Peter Snell in 1964 in back-to-back appearances at the Olympics.

“The feeling in my body was good,” a smiling Rudisha says. “It is great to win my second gold. It’s so great. I am so excited. It is the greatest moment of my career.”

The Kenyan middle distance runner dedicated the medal to his fans and compatriots for their enduring support.

"I dedicate this win to all my fans all over the world and above all to my country; Kenya. To all those who woke up at 4am (sic) to watch the race and for all your steadfast support throughout the years," Rudisha posts on his official Facebook page after emerging victorious.

Fans like the President of Kenya and Sauti Sol congratulated Rudisha on social media for retaining his gold crown.

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Listen to Tems' New EP 'If Orange Was A Place'

The buzzing Nigerian is also announcing her signing to Since '93/RCA Records and her placement as Apple Music's Up Next artist.

Tems is striking while the iron's hot and sharing her new 5-song EP, If Orange Was A Place.

The new release comes a few days after she dropped its lead single, "Crazy Tings," an addictive and bounce-heavy track produced by Ghanaian beatmaker GuiltyBeatz.

If Orange Was A Place also features a single guest appearance from American singer Brent Faiyaz — who lends his vocals to "Found" — and production from Jonah Christian. It was mixed and mastered by Spax.

The new EP comes alongside the news that Tems has signed to Since '93/RCA Records and been announced as Apple Music's latest Up Next artist.

Tems has been a highly-buzzing name in the last month with her feature on Drake's Certified Lover Boy, in which she appears on the song "Fountains," and for the massive popularity of her single alongside Wizkid, "Essence," which recently got a Justin Bieber remix.

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