Olympics-Athletics-Italy's Stano wins 20km race walk with late surge

5/8/2021 12:26:00 PM

Olympics-Athletics-Italy's Stano wins 20km race walk with late surge

Olympics-Athletics-Italy's Stano wins 20km race walk with late surge

SAPPORO, Japan :Italy's Massimo Stano won the Olympic men's 20km race walk on Thursday, pulling ahead of the pack in the final stages to finish in one hour, 21 minutes five seconds and claim his country's third gold medal in the event.Japan's Koki Ikeda secured the silver medal and compatriot Toshikazu Yamani

LinkedIn SAPPORO, Japan :Italy's Massimo Stano won the Olympic men's 20km race walk on Thursday, pulling ahead of the pack in the final stages to finish in one hour, 21 minutes five seconds and claim his country's third gold medal in the event.Share this content Bookmark IZU, Japan -Italy produced an electrifying finish to beat favourites Denmark for gold in a thrilling finish to a see-sawing men's team pursuit final at the Izu Velodrome on Wednesday.Share this content Bookmark IZU, Japan: Filippo Ganna inpired Italy to a long-awaited gold medal in the men's team pursuit as they produced an electrifying finish to stun favourites Denmark in a see-sawing final at the Izu Velodrome on Wednesday.Tokyo 2020 Olympics - Athletics - Men's Shot Put - Final - Olympic Stadium, Tokyo, Japan - August 5, 2021.

Japan's Koki Ikeda secured the silver medal and compatriot Toshikazu Yamanishi claimed bronze, the first Olympic medals for Japan in the 20km race walk.World champion Yamanishi led in the early going until China's Wang Kaihua took over through the 12km mark.032 to lower the world record they set in Tuesday's heats, with the Danes an agonising 0.Stano moved to the front at the 16km stage, just ahead of Ikeda and Yamanishi, until he put distance between himself and his Japanese rivals to cross the finish line nine seconds ahead.166 slower.(Reporting by Chris Gallagher, editing by Ed Osmond) Source: Reuters.Advertisement Advertisement Italy's quartet of Ganna, Simone Consonni, Francesco Lamon and Jonathan Milan celebrated wildly at the finish, thumping their fists into their chests, after ending their country's long wait for an Olympic gold medal in the event since their record seventh in 1960.

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