×
E-PAPER ▾

E-paper

Sports

Irfan wins bronze in 20km Race Walk

| | Nomi (Japan)

National record holder K T Irfan clocked an impressive timing to win a bronze in the 20km men's event in the Asian Race Walk Championships here on Sunday.

Irfan finished the race in 1 hour 20 minutes and 59 seconds.

He was a tad slower than his national record timing of 1:20.21 which he set while finishing 10th in the 2012 London Olympics but was still able to earn a podium finish.

Korea's Kim Hyun-Sub took the gold in 1:19:50 while Georgiy Sheiko of Kazakhstan bagged the silver in 1:20:47.

27-year-old Irfan had won the National Race Walking Championships here last month in 1:22:43.48 and has already qualified for the World Championships in London in August.

In the women's 20km event, India's Priyanka failed to climb the podium as she finished fourth with a time of 1:37:42.

China's Wang Na comfortably won the gold medal with an effort of 1:30:51.

Host country walker Kumiko Okada finished second in 1:33:31 while Yeongeun Jeon of Korea took the third place in 1:34:35.

 
 
 
 
 

TOP STORIES

Sunday Edition

View All

Quake measuring 3.7 on Richter scale felt in south Gujarat

22 Apr 2018 | PTI | Ahmedabad

A mild tremor measuring 3.7 on the Richter scale was felt in parts of south Gujarat, including Bharuch and Surat districts, though no damage was reported, officials said...

Read More

STATE EDITIONS

View All

Shelter homes for passengers soon at Khadgada terminal

26 Apr 2018 | ADREESH BHATTACHARYA | Ranchi

The Birsa Munda Bus Terminal at Khadgada from which numerous long route buses, including daily services to Delhi, Bhubaneshwar and Kolkata, operate will soon get shelter homes for the ease of passengers boarding and getting off in the wee hours. The Ranchi Municipal Corporation (RMC) has elaborate plans to make the inter-state bus terminal even more passengers centric so that this state of the art bus terminal can operate on...

Read More

Page generated in 0.2189 seconds.