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Who wins Men's 20km Walk at the European Athletics Championships 2018?

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Spanish Quest for Glory at the 20km Walk Race – European Athletics Championship

The year 2018 is a sporting year as the sport community is awaiting the European Athletics Championship. This multi-sport event will bring more than 4500 athletes from 52 countries and they will compete in various contests. One notable competition that will bring a lot of excitement is the 20 km walking race.

On that note, it is important to emphasize that there will be some serious contenders that will aim for the gold at this unique contest. The first notable athlete that will aim for glory in Berlin is the Spanish athlete Miguel Angel Lopez. This notable runner heads into the Berlin tournament on the wings of his previous success. He was able to win the gold medal in the 20km race walk in Zurich 2014 with time record of 1:19:44. Another notable result was at the European Race Walking Cup in Murcia in 2015. Lopez took advantage of running in front of his home fans as he was able to finish 1st with a notable time of 1:19:52. He also finished 4th at the same tournament as part of the 20km team contest.

Moreover, Lopez continued his good form as he won the world title in Beijing in the following year. His main goal be to reach the top as he will be defending his title at the European Athletics Championship.

Another Spanish athlete that will also aim the top is Jesus Angel Garcia. The veteran athlete will be taking part of his seventh European Championship. Moreover, Garcia has some notable results in the past that will give him more confidence that he can win a medal at the 20km walk race in Berlin. He has won bronze medal in 2002 at the 50km race walk. And in 2006, he had the second best result in 2006 as he won the silver medal. Also, it is important to underline that the veteran athlete overall best record stands at 1:23:00 which he achieved that the contest at A Coruna in 2009. He will need to improve in order to get close to the other competitors if he want to win the gold medal.

Also it is notable to mention that the European U23 champion Diego Garcia will take part of this contest. The young athlete is the dark horse in this race. While many will be paying attention at the top names, Diego Garcia is rising star that has the potential to have a significant result and to surprise many at the 20km walk race.

The 20km walk race will bring a lot of excitement. The Spanish athletes are one of the main favourites to win this contests. Their unique combination of youth and experience can be the perfect formula that can be the catalyst for success at the European Athletics Championship.