December 7, 2022

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David Tomala won the 50km parade; Ecuadorian Andres Socho was ranked 19th in the top spot Sports

The match featured Andres Socho, Jonathan Amores and Claudio Villanueva.


Polish David Tomala won the 50km parade at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics in Sapporo alone this Friday, with Spanish Mark Durr finishing fourth and losing bronze. At the last minute.

The 31-year-old Tomala has never been on stage in any major international tournament. He finished the test in 3 hours, 50 minutes and 8 seconds, while German Jonathan Hilbert (3h50: 44) took silver and Canadian Evan Dunfi (3h50: 59) took bronze, finishing 3rd from the tour: 51: 08) When there was.

Mark Dar led Tomala’s chase team for a long time, he had an advantage between two and three minutes in the middle of the race, which allowed him to manage the forces.

The 26-year-old paramedic from Ibiza, who completed his medical studies, was then alone with German Hilbert and appeared to be sure of silver or bronze, but in the last two kilometers he physically sank and saw someone’s medal disappear. Cruel and painful way, as he approached the goal.

Coming from a 20km walk, David Tomala will go down in history as the last Olympic champion of the 50km walk, which will disappear from the plan to be replaced by a mixed team in the Paris-2024 Games. Walking competition.

This Friday’s test will also be remembered because in it the Spanish Jesus Angel Garcia Brigado (51) played his eighth sport and was alone in the number of Olympic participants in athletics, he was now equal to seven with the Jamaican-Slovenian Marilyn Otte.

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The 1993 world champion and ‘Soso’ Garcia Brigado, who could not climb the Olympic podium, was ranked 35th out of 47 competitors who finished the race in 4 hours, 10 minutes and 34 seconds.

Like the men’s 20km parade on Thursday, Latin America was out of the ‘Top 10’ in this test as well. Colombians Jose Montana (3:53:50), eleventh and George Ruiz (3:55:30), thirteenth, were the best classified in the region in the 50 kilometers.

Andres Socho finished fifth in the 19th minute at 3:59:03 after being fined five minutes for three fouls, with Jonathan Amores 27th at 4:05:47 and Claudio Villanueva 47th at 4:53:09.

Despite being physically injured from the first kilometer of the race, Just Villanueva won the applause of those at the end of the test. (I)