Indian walker finishes 37th at World Championships


By NewsGram Staff Writer

Walker Khushbir Kaur from India finished 37th in the women’s 20 km walk race at the World Athletics Championships in Beijing.

Failing to beat her best personal time of 1 hour, 31 minutes and 40 seconds, Kaur finished the race in one hour, 38 minutes and 53 seconds. Khushbir crossed the five km mark in 23 minutes and 36 seconds and 10 km mark in 47 minutes and 42. She took an hour, 12 minutes and 38 seconds to go past the 15 km mark.

Liu Chang of China grabbed the gold medal, which is the first gold for the country in the championships. Lyu Xiuzhi also from China bagged the silver medal with the time of 1:27:45. While the bronze medal went to Ukrainian Lvudmvla.