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Walkers create record, seven better Olympic qualification time

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Gurmeet Singh from Uttarkhand created record that he clocked 1:21:24:57 to clinch Gold Medal against the Rio Olympics Qaulifying Standard of one hour and 24 Minutes in Jaipur Rajasthan.

  • The Staggering number of seven members were created record in 20 Km Race Walkers, While Ganapathi K from Tamilnadu and Sandeep Kumar from Haryana were finished second and third places respectively.Walkers create record

The Rio Olympics Qualifier’s List:

  1. Gurmeet Singh
  2. Ganapathi K
  3. Sandeep Kumar
  4. Irfan
  5. Neeraj
  6. Devendar
  7. Manish

However Gurmeet Singh, Sandeep and Manish have done last year, while the other members who crossed the hurdle in National Championship course held in Jaipur.

Walk Race:

  • It is also called Race Walking and different from running in that one Foot must appear to be incontact with ground at all the time.
  • This sport having presence in Olympics in 20 Km and 50 Km versions, 20 Km version for both genders while 50 Km is only for Men Category.