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Chen Strolls to Gold for China

Topic: London 2012 Summer Olympics

Chen Strolls to Gold for China
21:30 04/08/2012
LONDON, August 4 (RIA Novosti)
Tags: London Olympics, Vladimir Kanaykin, Valery Borchin, Chen Ding

Chen Ding walked to the gold medal in the men’s 20 kilometer walk at the Olympics on Saturday as a pair of highly-rated Russians fell by the wayside.

Chen won in an Olympic record time of 1 hour 18 minutes 46 seconds, slightly ahead of Erick Barrondo, who gave Guatemala its first-ever Olympic medal with silver.

The bronze went to China’s Wang Zhen.

Russian walker Valery Borchin won gold in Beijing four years ago and had been challenging for a medal until he collapsed with around one kilometer remaining of the race and was given medical treatment.

Another Russian, world record holder Vladimir Kanaykin, was disqualified for running.

 

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