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World Athletics Championships: Arzamasova stuns defending champ Sum to win 800m gold

Beijing: Marina Arzamasova of Belarus stunned defending champion Eunice Sum to win the women’s 800 metres world title in a thriller on Saturday.

Marina Arzamasova celebrates after winning gold. PIC/AFP
Marina Arzamasova celebrates after winning gold. PIC/AFP

The European champion blew past Sum with 200 metres to run and held on in a tight finish to win in one minute, 58.03 seconds and pip fast-finishing Canadian Melissa Bishop at the line.

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