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Medal record

Alex Schwazer.
Competitor for  Italy
Men’s athletics
Olympic Games
Gold 2008 Beijing 50 km walk
World Championships
Bronze 2005 Helsinki 50 km walk
Bronze 2007 Osaka 50 km walk

Alex Schwazer (born December 26, 1984 in Sterzing) is an Italian race walker.

Schwazer won the bronze medal in the 50 km race at the 2005 World Championships in a national record time of 3:41.54 hours. At the 2007 World Championships he finished tenth in the 20 km race and won bronze again in the 50 km race (with the quickest finish ever measured on this event, of 3:37:04.08). He won gold at the 50k walk at the 2008 Summer Olympics, setting a new Olympic record with his time of 3:37:09.[1]


  1. ^ The Beijing Organizing Committee for the Games of the XXIX Olympiad (2008-08-22). "Athletics Men's 50km Walk Detailed Results". Press release. Retrieved 2008-08-22.  
Alex Schwazer in action


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