India’s Priyanka Goswami stormed into the file books when she turned the primary Indian lady to win a racewalk medal on the ongoing Commonwealth Video games 2022 (CWG 2022) in Birmingham on Saturday (August 6). She is the second Indian to win a medal within the racewalk occasion.
Priyanka Goswami clocked a private finest time of 43:38.83s to complete second within the girls’s 10,000m occasion. Jemima Montag (42:34.30s) of Australia received the gold medal whereas Emily Wamusyi Ngii (43:50.86s) of Kenya took the bronze medal.
Bhawna Jat, one other Indian athlete within the fray, completed eighth with a private better of 47:14.13s.
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Harminder Singh was the primary Indian to win a racewalk medal when he received bronze within the 20km occasion within the 2010 version at New Delhi.
Priyanka Goswami begins properly
Priyanka Goswami began properly to steer the sector from the beginning. She was main until the 4,000m mark earlier than Australia’s Montag and Kenya’s Emily Wamusyi Ngii overtook her.
The duo appeared to run away with the race as Priyanka was left trailing until the 8,000m mark.
The Indian racewalk athlete then upped the ante when it mattered and gave it her all within the final 2,000m. She was in a position to move Kenya’s Emily however Australia’s Montag had already taken a sufficiently big result in win the gold medal.
Priyanka ultimately completed one minute behind the Australian athlete.
Priyanka, an workplace superintendent with the Indian Railways, got here seventeenth within the 20km racewalk occasion on the Tokyo Olympics final 12 months. She has upped her recreation within the final 12 months with a rigorous coaching regime and entered the Commonwealth Video games as a medal contender.
That is India’s third medal in monitor and area occasions within the ongoing CWG 2022 after Tejaswin Shankar’s bronze medal in excessive bounce and Murali Sreeshankar’s silver medal within the males’s lengthy bounce.
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