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Commonwealth Games 2022: Priyanka Goswami Wins Silver In Race Walk, Shatters National Record

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Commonwealth Games 2022: Priyanka Goswami Wins Silver In Race Walk, Shatters National Record
Tokyo Olympian Priyanka Goswami clocked 43:38.82, a brand new Indian nationwide report, to assert her podium place. Khushbir Kaur, with 44:33.5, had held the NR since 2017. (Image: ians)

Birmingham: India’s Priyanka Goswami shattered a three-year-old nationwide report to clinch the silver medal within the ladies’s 10,000m race stroll on the 2022 Commonwealth Games on the Alexander Stadium, right here on Saturday.

Tokyo Olympian Priyanka clocked 43:38.82, a brand new Indian nationwide report, to assert her podium place. Khushbir Kaur, with 44:33.5, had held the NR since 2017. The Indian improved her earlier private better of 48:30.35 by virtually 5 minutes to win the medal.

Priyanka’s medal is India’s third within the athletics occasion of CWG 2022 after Tejaswin Shankar (bronze in excessive leap) and M Sreeshankar (silver in lengthy leap).

With this, Priyanka additionally turned the primary Indian lady to win a medal in race stroll on the Commonwealth Games. Prior to this, Harminder Singh was the primary Indian to have received a medal in race stroll — bronze — within the 20km occasion in 2010 CWG in Delhi.

Meanwhile, Australia’s Jemima Montag, the 20km race stroll champion from Gold Coast 2018, received the gold with a Games report time of 42:34.00. Kenya’s Emily Wamusyi Ngii clinched the bronze with 43:50.00, a brand new African report.

The 26-year-old Priyanka, who holds the nationwide report in each the ladies’s 20km and 35 km race stroll, set the tempo of the race early on and led the eight-woman group for the opening 4kms earlier than being overtaken by Jemima Montag and Ngii.

With Montag transferring up a gear and build up a seemingly unsurpassable lead, it appeared like a two-way race between Ngii and Priyanka for the silver and bronze.

After exchanging positions a number of occasions, the Indian lastly broke away across the 9km mark but additionally had a warning to cope with for the ultimate stretch. However, Priyanka held out to cross the end line.

On the opposite hand, Priyanka’s compatriot Bhawna Jat additionally clocked a private better of 47:14.13 however may solely end eighth in an eight-woman discipline.




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