"QT#1: After the race, we asked Sowinski what happened. He said he was closing well and pumped as he thought he was going to finish second, but got bumped on the inside (he wasn’t sure by whom but if that happened it likely was Osagie) and totally became jello legged and went down to his outside, nearly taking a slew of others with him. He said he was upset about it and tried to protest but was stunned when the officials told him not to bother as in their mind, they thought he was responsible. Our interview with Sowinski is embedded below the results – it’s definitely an interesting one to listen to."
I've just watched the last 150m of the 800m several times and what Sowinski says is just not true.
1. Nobody bumped him from the inside, at least not the last 100m, and it certainly wasn't Osagie as he was 2m in front of him. (haven't you seen the race Brojos? Terrible nationalistic journalism).
2. He was not looking better than Osagie, he was not gaining anything on him. Had he not fell it's unlikely that he would have gotten second place, Kitum however was going fast until Sowinsky tripped him.
3. What actually happend:
Sowinsky is between lane 1 and 2 a few meters behind Osagie, Kitum is coming up strong on his outside, Sowinsky decides to further out and he and Kitum bump into each other as Kitum doesn't see this sudden move from Sowinski comming.
Sowinsky loses hes balance and falls, slowing down Kitum in the process.
Kitum may have gotten second, but there was no way Sowinsky would have.