Borzakovsky, Mulaudzi, Kaki out of 800 final

Defending champion Yuri Borzakovsky, world indoor champion Abubaker Kaki and Olympic silver medalist Mbulaeni Mulaudzi all failed to make the final of the 800 meters on Thursday.
Borzakovsky was in great shape this season, yet failed to get it together for his semifinal. The Russian finished third in the slowest of three semifinal heats from which only the top two automatically advanced.
He held his face in his hands once he crossed the line.
Kaki of Sudan never got going in his race, slumping to last. Mulaudzi of South Africa finished sixth in his race and is also out of Saturday's final.

Updated : 2021-04-13 19:48 GMT+08:00