India’s 20km walker finishes 37th at Worlds

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Beijing, Aug 28 (IANS) India’s Khushbir Kaur finished 37th in the women’s 20 km race walk at the World Athletics Championships here on Friday.

Khushbir completed the race in one hour, 38 minutes and 53 seconds. She crossed the five km mark in 23 minutes and 21:36 seconds and 10 km mark in 47 minutes and 26 42. She took an hour, 12 minutes and 38 seconds to go past the 15 km mark.

Her effort was way below then her personal best of 1:31:40.

China claimed its first gold medal in the championships as Liu Hong and Lyu Xiuzhi finished claimed the first and second position. While Hong clocked 1:27:45, Xiuzhi completed the race in 1:27:45.

Ukrainian Lyudmyla Olyanovska took the bronze medal in 1:28:13.

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