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 Olympisches Gehen infographic
Graphic explains the Olympic race walk event.
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TOKYO 2020

Olympisches Gehen

July 23, 2021 - August 8, 2021 - Bei den Olympischen Spielen 2020 in Tokio gibt es drei Varianten des olympischen Gehens: Männer und Frauen je 20-km Gehen und 50km Gehen für Männer. Veranstaltungsort ist Sapporo, rund 800km nördlich von Tokio.

Each race walker is scrutinised by judges positioned along the course, who carry warning paddles with symbols for “loss of contact” and “bent knee”. An athlete is disqualified if they receive a warning from three or more different judges.

Race walking is distinguished from running races in that one foot must always be in contact with the ground. In addition, the knee cannot be bent from the time the front foot comes into contact with the ground until the vertical upright position.

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PUBLISHED: 25/06/2021; STORY: Graphic News
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