Olympics-Athletics-Spain's Garcia appears in record 8th Olympics

6/8/2021 9:24:00 AM

Olympics-Athletics-Spain's Garcia appears in record 8th Olympics

Olympics-Athletics-Spain's Garcia appears in record 8th Olympics

SAPPORO, Japan : Spanish race walker Jesus Angel Garcia set a record on Friday when the 51-year-old appeared in his eighth Olympics, the most ever for a track and field athlete.Garcia, the only walker on Friday born in the 1960s, finished 35th in the 50km race in Sapporo.The Spaniard has competed i

SAPPORO, Japan : Spanish race walker Jesus Angel Garcia set a record on Friday when the 51-year-old appeared in his eighth Olympics, the most ever for a track and field athlete.Garcia, the only walker on Friday born in the 1960s, finished 35th in the 50km race in Sapporo.

The Spaniard has competed in every Olympics since Barcelona in 1992, and was 50km world champion in 1993.(Reporting by Chris Gallagher; Editing by Michael Perry)

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Garcia, the only walker on Friday born in the 1960s, finished 35th in the 50km race in Sapporo. The Spaniard has competed in every Olympics since Barcelona in 1992, and was 50km world champion in 1993. Ryan Crouser of the United States in action REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach Tokyo 2020 Olympics - Athletics - Men's Shot Put - Final - Olympic Stadium, Tokyo, Japan - August 5, 2021. (Reporting by Chris Gallagher; Editing by Michael Perry) Source: Reuters .30 metres, a whisker away from his June world record of 23.