Ireland's Alex Wright fights back to make the Top 50 in the 20K Walk

Zhen Wang of China was the winner

Alex Wright,

Ireland's Alex Wright ©INPHO/Morgan Treacy

Team Ireland's Alex Wright has finished inside the Top 50 in the Men's 20K Walk in Rio.

The 25-year-old was outside the Top 50 for the first 16K of the race.

But he was 48th by the 18K mark and eventually finished 46th in a time of 1:25:25. 

China's Zhen Wang was the winner in 1:19:14, ahead of his compatriot Zelin Cai who was just 12 seconds behind in a season's best walk.

Third place went to Australia's Dane Brad-Smith in a personal best time.