USEUROPEAFRICAASIA 中文双语Français
Sports
Home / Sports / Track and field

Portugal's Henriques breaks women's 50km race walk world record, China wins surprise medals

Xinhua | Updated: 2017-08-13 20:02

LONDON - Portugal's Ines Henriques won the inaugural women's 50km race walk world title in style, setting a world record of four hours five minutes and 56 seconds on the final day of the London World Championships on Sunday.

Henriques broke her old mark of 4:08:26 set earlier this year to become the first female winner of the 50km race walk at the world championships.

A pair of unknown Chinese athletes became the surprising medalists as Yin Hang won the silver in an Asian record time of 4:08:58 and Yang Shuqing set a personal best of 4:20:49 to bag the bronze.

Yin, 20, was just in her second formal competition of the 50km race, the first being a domestic trial.

Earlier in the men's race, three-time European champion Yohann Diniz of France savored the world championships glory at the age of 39.

Diniz finished the most streneous event in 3:33:11, a Championship record time, to become the oldest male athlete in World Championships history to claim a gold medal.

Although the Frenchman's winning time was short of his own world record of 3:32:33, it is the second fastest time in history.

Japanese Hirooki Arai took the silver in 3:41:17 and his fellow countryman Kai Kobayashi was third in 3:41:19.

Most Popular

Highlights

What's Hot
BACK TO THE TOP
Copyright 1995 - . All rights reserved. The content (including but not limited to text, photo, multimedia information, etc) published in this site belongs to China Daily Information Co (CDIC). Without written authorization from CDIC, such content shall not be republished or used in any form. Note: Browsers with 1024*768 or higher resolution are suggested for this site.
License for publishing multimedia online 0108263

Registration Number: 130349
FOLLOW US