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Indian Race Walking Team to depart tonight for Asian challenge

The nine-member Indian team for Asian 20km Race Walking Championships will depart for Japan tonight. The Indian team coached by Russian coach Alexander Artsybashev will compete in both Men and Women categories of the Asian Championship on March 19th in the Nomi city of Japan.

Last year, India’s Gurmeet Singh created history by becoming the first Indian athlete to clinch a gold medal in the Asian Race Walk Championships at the same venue with the timing of 1 hour 20 minutes and 29 seconds.

The Indian team for this year’s championship was selected last month based on the performances of the athletes at the 4th National Race Walking Championships held in Delhi on February 18, 2017.

The men’s 20km event in Delhi was won by KT Irfanwith a time of 1:22:43.48 seconds. The women’s event was won by Priyanka with a time of 1:37:58.32 seconds.

LIST OF ATHLETES FOR ASIAN 20KM RACE WALKING COMPETITION 2017

S.No FIRST NAME SECOND NAME DATE OF BIRTH CATEGORY
1 Devender Singh 05/12/1983 Men
2 Ganapathi Krishnan 29/06/1989 Men
3 Jai Bhagwan 26/04/1987 Men
4 EknathSambhaji Turambekar 08/01/1998 Men
5 Sunil 28/11/1997 Men
6 Irfan Kolothumthodi 08/02/1990 Men
7 Priyanka 10/03/1996 Women
8 Rani Yadav 31/07/1990 Women
9 Shanti Kumari 15/08/1994 Women

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