Algerian Sajati wins silver in the 800 meters at the World Athletics Championships

USA: Algerian runner Djamel Sajati won silver on Saturday in the 800m race at the 18th World Athletics Championships in Eugene, United States. Sajati, who last month won the gold medal at the Mediterranean Games hosted by his country, cut the race with a time of 1: 44.14 minutes, behind Kenyan Olympic champion Emmanuel Currier, who won gold with a time of 1: 43.71, and ahead of the Canadian Marco Arup, who won the bronze (1: 44.28 ‘). He is Algeria’s second silver at the World Championships, after Taoufik Makhloufi’s silver in the 1500 meters of the last edition in Doha in 2019, and his country’s eleventh at the World Championships, of which 6 golds and 3 bronzes. It is also the third medal for the Arabs in the edition in course, after the gold medals of the Qatari Moataz Barshim (jump in alto) and the Moroccan Sofiane Bakkali (3,000 meter hedges) last Monday, bringing the Arab surrender to 79 medals. And his compatriot Suleiman Mawla finished fifth with a time of 1: 44.85 minutes. Sajati said: “I am happy with this result, even though I longed for gold, but the important thing is that I have won one of the three medals and it has brought joy to the hearts of Algerians and Arabs.” She added: “The race was strong and my plan worked to monitor it before starting in the last few meters and winning the silver.” He expressed his disappointment at the lack of positioning of his compatriot Mola in the top three, and said: “He was nervous, before the race we agreed to stay behind and watch the Kenyans, but he took the initiative right from the start. beginning, the coaches’ plan may have changed. ” He explained: “The most important thing is that we have won at least one medal for our country, and we are proud of it.” Sajati led the race with great intelligence, staying behind, leaving the initiative to the rest of the riders, while compatriot Molly preferred the lead from the beginning and in the end paid dearly for finishing fifth. Sajati waited for the last 200 meters to get off to a fast start, especially after Courier picked up the pace of the race, and the Algerian managed to beat Canadian Arup, snatching silver from him in the last two meters. Sajati and Mawla had passed the group qualifiers in the first and semifinal, and were hoping to regain the world title by distance, after their compatriot Jaber Saeed Al-Qarni did so in the 2003 Paris edition, knowing they had won the bronze in competition in the 1999 Seville edition. In the javelin throwing competition, Egyptian Ehab Abdel Rahman hopes to be in twelfth and last place in the competition simply by throwing 75.99m. Abdel Rahman, who won the world’s only Egypt medal at marriage when he won silver in the 2015 Beijing edition, walked out empty-handed before failing to book a spot in the top eight after. three attempts. (AFP)