Spain was crowned world team champion in the 20 kilometer walk

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Paul McGrath from Barcelona, ​​​​Diego García Carrera and Álvaro López from Madrid, Marc Tur from the Balearic Islands and Iván López from Murcia They made Spain world champions in Antalya (Turkey) by country in the 20 kilometer walk, where the women’s team won bronze.

The recent Spanish distance champion Paul McGrath, at 22 years old, confirmed his progress with an amazing career to finish second in a time of 1h19:14. Only Swede Perseus Karlström, world runner-up at Budapest 2023, was ahead, clocking 1h18:49.


Third, on the individual podium, finished Diego García Carrera, who knew how to suffer at the right moment to cling to the leading group and arrive well in the final kilometers, where he accelerated to stop the clock in 1h19:51.

Álvaro López, with 1h20:20, a personal best, finished ninthsecuring the gold for Spain.

Ivan López was twenty-eighth with 1h22:18 and Marc Tur twenty-ninth with 1h22:27.

In the team classification, Spain is first with 14 points, half of Japan, second with 28. Italy is third with 36. Mexico is fourth with 59.

This is the second gold for Spain in the men’s category in the 20 kilometer walk at a World Cup by country. The first was in La Coruña in 2006.

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In the absolute women’s category, Spain won bronze in the 20 kilometer walk with 31 points. The first is China with 15 points, the same as Peru, second.

The first Spaniard was Lidia Sánchez-Puebla, eighth with a personal best with 1h30:24, followed by Antía Chamosa, ninth with 1h30:32, also with a personal best. Paula Juárez was fourteenth (1h31:56) and Lucia Redondo was twenty-first (1h33:03).

For Spain, in the absolute women’s 20 km category, this is the fourth world medal by country after gold in Saranks (Russia) in 2012, silver in Chihuahua (Mexico) in 2010 and bronze in Cheboksary (Russia) in 2008.

Source: La Verdad

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