#Doha2019: Goule ends women’s 800m sixth

Natoya Goule

Natoya Goule finished sixth in the women’s 800 metres in the World Championships, which was won by Halimah Nakaayi of Uganda.

Goule maintained a presence in the lead from the start, where she ran beside Raevyn Rogers of the United States of America. Goule made a move with approximately 200 metres left, but Rogers went with her.

Approaching the homestretch, Nakaayi, who stayed in third for most of the race, stepped up the tempo to pass Goule and Rogers in the final 80 metres and move away to win.

Nakaayi was clocked in a national record of 1:58.04 minutes with Rogers finishing second in a season best of 1:58.18, as her American teammate Ajee Wilson coming through to take third in 1:58.84.

Goule was clocked in 2:00.11 minutes as she also finished behind Winnie Nanyondo of Uganda (1:59.18) and Eunice Jepkoech Sum of Kenya, who recorded 1:59.71.