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Snelwandelaar Diniz (39) oldest winner ever at world CHAMPIONSHIP of athletics

Snelwandelaar Diniz (39) oldest winner ever at world CHAMPIONSHIP of athletics

Yohann Diniz Sunday in London and the world title in the 50 kilometre walk caught. The 39-year-old Frenchman is the oldest male champion ever at the world CHAMPIONSHIPS in athletics.

Diniz was with force majeure is the best in the English capital. He was far before the finish with the French flag waving. With his time of 3 hours, 33 minutes and 12 seconds, he remained 39 seconds above his own world record, run in 2014.

The silver on the route near Buckingham Palace, was for the Japanese Hirooki Arai (3.41.17) that his fellow countryman, Kai Kobayashi just behind him.

Defending champion and olympic champion Matej Toth was lacking in London. The Slovak has been provisionally suspended due to irregularities in his bloedpaspoort.

Frenchman Diniz wins 50 km walk

Yohann Diniz walks quickly along Buckingham Palace on the way to the world title in the 50 km.
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Diniz finished in a time of 3 hours, 33 minutes and 12 seconds on the 50 km speed walk.
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Diniz was with force majeure is the best in the English capital. He was far before the finish with the French flag waving.
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It is the first world championship win for Diniz. The Frenchman picked up ten years ago, silver in Osaka.
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Diniz was a Sunday, 39 years and 224 days old and, therefore, more than the eldest male goudenmedaillewinnaar ever at a world CHAMPIONSHIPS in athletics.
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Record

Diniz, the European champion at 50 kilometers of 2006, 2010 and 2014, was a Sunday, 39 years and 224 days old and therefore over the oldest goudenmedaillewinnaar ever at a world CHAMPIONSHIPS in athletics.

The ‘record’ when the men stood in the name of Veniamin Saoldatenko from the Soviet Union, which 37 years and 258 days old when he in 1976, the title picked up in the 50 kilometres walk.

Elina Zvereva is the oldest world champion ever in athletics. The White Russian was 40 days and 268 days old when they the title in 2011 picked up in the discus throw.

It is the first world championship win for Diniz, who last year at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro several times to faint during the race, and nevertheless as eighth ended. The Frenchman picked up ten years ago, silver in Osaka.

Women

The women experienced a first with the battle about 50 miles to a world championship. The Portuguese athlete Ines Henriques won in a world record: 4.05.56.

There were but seven women participated in the long battle, one of whom was disqualified, while two of the finish line didn’t make it.

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