Yamanishi defends men’s 20km walk title at athletics worlds

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Japan’s Toshikazu Yamanishi successfully defended his 20-kilometre race walk title at the world athletic championships in Eugene in the US state of Oregon on Friday. The 26-year-old Olympic bronze medallist overtook his teammate Koki Ikeda in the final kilometre to take gold with a season best time of 1 hour 19 minutes 7 seconds. Ikeda crossed the line with a time of 1:19:14 for silver, ahead of Sweden’s Perseus Karlström who took bronze. Earlier in the session, Peruvian Kimberly García León claimed gold in the women’s 20km race walk. The 28-year-old’s win is the first medal for Peru in world …

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