Italy wins men's 50km walk gold
2008-08-22 03:37:31 GMT 2008-08-22 11:37:31 (Beijing Time) Xinhua
Italy's Alex Schwazer crosses the finish line during men's 50km walk final at the National Stadium, also known as the Bird's Nest, during Beijing 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, China, Aug. 22, 2008. Alex Schwazer won the title and set a new Olympic record. (Xinhua/Guo Dayue)
BEIJING, Aug. 22 (Xinhua) -- Italian Alex Schwazer won the gold medal of men's 50km walk at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games here on Friday.
The silver medal was taken by Jared Tallent of Australia while the bronze medal went to Denis Nizhegorodov of Russia.