Antonella Palmisano wins 20km race walk Olympic gold

Aug 07, 2021 517

BY: Georgie Heath

Italy’s Antonella Palmisano claimed top spot in the women’s 20km victory on Friday in Sapporo, producing a sensational performance and finishing in a time of 1:29:12 as she made it two from two for Italy in the 20km race walks at these Games.

Boosted by the victory for her countryman Massimo Stano in the men’s event, it was redemption for the 30-year-old, who finished in a heartbreaking fourth place in Rio five years ago. Her victory also sees her become the first Italian woman to win the event and gave Italy their fourth athletics gold on an incredible summer for the mediterranean nation.

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