Antigoni Drisbioti wins gold for Greece at European race walk championships

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Greek athlete, Antigoni Drisbioti, won gold for Greece at the European Race Walking Team Championships in the Czech Republic on Sunday.

Drisbioti won gold in the 20km walk race with a time of 1 hour 29 minutes and 17 seconds. This was the third-best performance of her career.

After her victory, the 39-year-old said she was in control for most of the race.

“It was a great race. All the athletes who compete in the World Cup were there to claim medals. I managed to get the victory and I did it because I followed the plan that we had made with my coach and I managed the race correctly. I was in control,” Drisbioti said.

This victory isn’t the first gold for Drisbioti. The Greek champion has won gold medals in the 20km walk and 35km race walk at the 2022 European Athletics Championships, the first golden double for Greece at the event.

In February this year, Drisbioti also took part in the Chemist Warehouse Australian 20km Race Walk Championships at Fawkner Park in South Yarra, Victoria and won second place with a time of 1 hour 28 minutes and 12 seconds.

This race time saw Drisbioti qualify for the Paris Olympic Games and was a new pan-Hellenic record, since it improved the 1.28.58 of Athena Papagianni from the year of the Athens Olympic Games.

Source: European Athletics.

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