New World Record at Asian 20km Race Walk Championships 2015

>> March 15, 2015

Japan's Yusuke Suzuki has broken the World record of the men's 20km race walking during the 2015 Asian Race walk championships today (15 March 2015) at Nomi City, Japan. The 27-year-old three-time Asian champion clocked a time of 1:16:36 which is also the 'first ever legal sub-1:17 performance', and exactly one-minute faster than Asian record held by China's Wang Zhen. France's Yohan Diniz set the previous World record 1:17:02 at his hometown only last week, and has not even been ratified. Prior to this race, Suzuki had a fastest time over the distance of 1:18:13 that he recorded exactly a month ago in Kobe, Japan. South Korea's defending and two-time Asian champion was in second with a new national record of 1:19:13.

Yusuke Suzuke breaks World record of 20km walk (pic: Asian AA)


RESULTS
Men
1. Yusuke Suzuki (JPN) 1:16:36 - World Record, Asian Record, 1st Sub-1:17
2. Kim Hyun-sub (KOR) 1:19:13 - National Record
3. Baljinder Singh (IND) 1:22:58
4. Wang Mingli (CHN) 1:26:36
5. Hendro (INA) 1:27:54 - National Record
6. Tse Chun Hung (HKG) 1:30:13
7. Muhamad Khairil Harith Harun (MAS) 1:30:41
8. Mabrook Saleh Nasser Mohamed (QAT) 1:32:57
9. Chang Weilin (TPE) 1:33:00

Women
1. Hou Yongbo (CHN) 1:29:25
2. Kumiko Okada (JPN) 1:29:46
3. Jeon Yeung Eun (KOR) 1:30:35
4. Sapna (IND) 1:35:36
5. Ching Siu Nga (HKG) 1:38:26
6. Elena Goh Ling Yin (MAS) 1:42:57 - National Junior Record
7. Ling Chia Feng (TPE) 1:44:53
8. Natalie Tan Rei (SIN) 2:14:33

Info by Asian AA and Ram.Murali Krishnan

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