Russia's Sergey Kirdyapkin makes his way to the finish line to win the men's 50km race walk during the London 2012 Olympic Games at The Mall August 11, 2012. Kirdyapkin won the gold ahead of Australia's Jared Tallent who won silver and China's Si Tianfeng
Russia's Kirdyapkin wins 50km race walk gold
Posted : Saturday, 11 August 2012 07:50AM
LONDON (Reuters) - Russia's Sergey Kirdyapkin won gold in the men's 50km race walk on Saturday in a new Olympic record time of 3 hours 35.59 minutes.
The 32-year-old double world champion finished ahead of Australia's Jared Tallent, who collected his second consecutive Olympic silver medal in a time of 3:36:53.
China's Si Tianfeng won bronze in a time of 3:37:16.
(Reporting by Neil Maidment, editing by Mark Meadows)
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