Quantcast
Maps of World
Current, Credible, Consistent
World Map / Sports Events / Olympics / Athletic Events / 10 Mile Walk at Olympics

10 Mile Walk at Olympics


The 10 mile walk at Olympics is a track event that had been introduced in the 1908 Summer Olympics held in London. This track race event was held on the 16th and the 17th of July, 1908. However, this event was not included in the list of events in any of the future Summer Games.

The 10 mile walk competition had two rounds. The first round of the 10 mile walk had two races. The top four winners of each race qualified for the final race.

Amongst the various participants from different countries, Ernest Webb held the first position in the first race, followed by Carter, Larner and Spencer, all in second place. All the four runners represented Great Britain.

In the second race of the first round, George Larner of Great Britain won the race, followed by Richard Harisson in second position, Hary Kerr on the third and William Palmer in the fourth position. Except Kerr, who represented Australasia, the rest were from Great Britain.

The final race of the 10 miles walk was won by participants of Great Britain, who secured the top three positions. George Larner secured the first position by finishing the race in 1::15:57.4 sec followed by Ernest Webb in to the second position and Edward Spencer on the third position.

Track events
Field events
Road events
Combined events


Obsolete Track and Field athletic events


Team USA defeated team Serbia to win its third straight basketball gold medal in Men’s Basketball tournament. The winning team’s coach Mike Krzyzewski was utmost delighted with his team’s victory on the final day of Rio 2016 Olympic Games. USA won by a 19-15 lead and this is their 25th straight victory at the Olympic Games in addition to the 15th straight victory in the basketball tournament. 

Mo Farah of Great Britain has bagged the gold by winning the 5000 meters final and completed the double double. According to media reports, with this victory Farah has become the second man in the history of Olympics to be able to successfully defend his 5000 and 10000 Olympic championships. His victory is being hailed on Twitter with some calling him the greatest long distance runner of all time. Meanwhile, the silver medal has gone to Paul Kipkemoi Chelimo and Dejen Gebremeskel of Ethiopia has bagged the bronze.

In the women's event, Caster Semenya of South Africa won the Olympic gold in the 800m. She won in one minute 55.28 seconds.  Francine Niyonsaba of Burundi won the silver medal and Kenya's Margaret Nyairera Wambui bagged the bronze.

Chen Long of China has taken gold medal in the Rio Olympics 2016 after defeating Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia, who has won a silver in men’s badminton today. Lee was facing pressure not to lose the match. He beat Lin Dan of China in the semi-final. Lee and Lin, both are considered to be the best players of their time. With Lee’s defeat, Malaysia has missed out the chance of getting an Olympic gold medal.

 

Italy came up with a win and is heading to men's volleyball final against Brazil, after defeating USA. The US men's volleyball team tried all their survival skills, but could not stand in front of Italy. The winning team's thriller was 30-28, 26-28, 9-25, 25-22, 15-9. After it was over, US coach John Speraw said that the team was not skilled enough and they did not execute on some of the opportunities, which Italy flawlessly did

French boxer Estelle Mossely celebrated her 24th birthday by winning a gold medal in Women’s lightweight boxing championship. She defeated China’s Yin Junhua after the end of four rounds that had the two defending champions leveled on the scorecards of three judges. The bronze medals were earned by Mira Potkonen of Finland and Anastasia Beliakova of Russia.


FAQs and Answers on History and Geography

For further info please get in touch with
Bill Spicer Executive VP, MapXL
For US Queries
  (408) 637-0064   bill@mapxl.com

-->