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Athletics-Ivanova sets world record in 20 km walk

Updated: 2006-09-20 12:30

HELSINKI, Aug 7 - Russian Olimpiada Ivanova set a world record of one hour 25 minutes 41 seconds in the women's 20 km walk final on the second day of the 10th world championships on Sunday.

The previous mark of 1:26:22 was held jointly by Wang Yan of China and Yelena Nikolayeva of Russia.