Italy’s Stano wins men’s 35km race walk at World Athletics Championships | More sports News

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Massimo Stano. (Photo Reuters)

EUGENE: Massimo Stano earned Italy its first gold medal this year Athletics World Championships after winning the men’s event 35 km on foot on Sunday.
Stano, the Olympic 20km walk champion, crossed the finish line in 2:23:14, finishing a second ahead of the silver medalist Masatora Kawanowhile the Swede Perseus Karlstrom completes the podium.
Stano and Kawano fought side by side as the leading duo in the last 3 kilometers, but the Italian handled the pressure well and accelerated in the last 300 meters to become the world champion.
Stano’s gold is Italy’s second championship medal after Elena Vallortigara won bronze in the women’s high jump on Tuesday.


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