Spain’s Lopez wins 20 km walk gold

Beijing, Aug 23 (IANS) Spain’s Miguel Angel Lopez claimed the men’s 20 km race walk gold at the World Athletics Championships here on Sunday.

Lopez overtook leading Chinese Wang Zhen with one kilometre to go and cruised to the finish line at the iconic Bird’s Nest in an one hour, 19 minutes and 14 seconds, reports Xinhua news agency.

Wang took silver in 1:19.29 and Canada’s Benjamin Thorne clinched the bronze in 1:19:57.

China’s Olympic champion Chen Ding finished eighth, saying he was under pressure. “We felt pressure because everyone was talking about Bird’s Nest and competing at home.”

Leave a Reply

Please enter your comment!

The opinions, views, and thoughts expressed by the readers and those providing comments are theirs alone and do not reflect the opinions of www.mangalorean.com or any employee thereof. www.mangalorean.com is not responsible for the accuracy of any of the information supplied by the readers. Responsibility for the content of comments belongs to the commenter alone.  

We request the readers to refrain from posting defamatory, inflammatory comments and not indulge in personal attacks. However, it is obligatory on the part of www.mangalorean.com to provide the IP address and other details of senders of such comments to the concerned authorities upon their request.

Hence we request all our readers to help us to delete comments that do not follow these guidelines by informing us at  info@mangalorean.com. Lets work together to keep the comments clean and worthful, thereby make a difference in the community.

Please enter your name here