The Greek walker Antigoni Ntrismpioti achieved the double at the European Athletics Championships by winning, four days after the 35 km walk, the 20 km walk on Saturday in Munich (Germany), where Clémence Beretta (6th) seized the French record for the distance.
In pouring rain during the second half of the race, Ntrismpioti (38) won in 1h 29 min 03 sec in the center of Munich, 17 seconds ahead of Poland’s Katarzyna Zdzieblo (1:29:20) and 22 seconds ahead of Germany’s Saskia Feige (1:29:25).
Clémence Beretta, the best Frenchwoman, ranked sixth in 1h 30 min 37 sec, a new French record. The previous reference time had been held since 2000 by Nora Leksir, in 1h 31 min 15 sec.
Stalled around halfway through the race, Beretta crossed the finish line just over a minute and thirty seconds behind Ntrismpioti.
Camille Moutard finished tenth (1:33:16) and Eloïse Terrec eleventh (1:34:04).