Long walk at last throughout for Spain’s eight-time Olympian.

51-year-old Jesus Angel Garcia completed 35th in boiling conditions in Sapporo, going too far in 4 hours 10 minutes and 3 seconds, 19:55 behind victor Dawid Tomala of Poland

Significant distance walker Jesus Angel Garcia of Spain affirmed his retirement Friday in the wake of finishing the men’s 50 kilometers race stroll at his eighth Olympics, a Games record in sports.

The 51-year-old completed 35th in boiling conditions in Sapporo, going too far in 4 hours 10 minutes and 3 seconds, 19:55 behind champ Dawid Tomala of Poland.

All contenders battled in the hotness and Garcia told Spanish media he was staying with his pre-Games intends to make Tokyo his last Olympics.

“An Olympic legend, it was a delight… much obliged for everything,” the Spanish Olympic Committee tweeted.

Garcia made his Olympic presentation at the 1992 Barcelona Games and recorded his best outcome when he came fourth in Beijing 2008.
He said before the Tokyo Games that he needed a last Olympic encounter prior to resigning to turn into a mentor and resume his podiatry practice.

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“Eight Games are sufficient. I simply need to appreciate again the Olympic sorcery and afterward resign to a calmer, more loosened up life,” he said.

The Spanish strider’s eight Olympic appearances are the most in Games olympic style events, albeit Canadian equestrian Ian Millar has the unequaled participation record with 10, arriving at twofold figures at London 2012.

Other Olympic veterans in Tokyo incorporate 52-year-old Georgian shooter Nino Salukvadze, on her 10th appearance and Uzbeki tumbler Oksana Chusovitina, 46, on eight.

Australian equestrian Andrew Hoy got a silver award and a bronze in eventing at 62 years old in his eighth Olympics.

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