India's KT Irfan wins bronze medal in 20km men's event at Asian Race Walk Championships
National record holder KT Irfan clocked an impressive timing to win a bronze in the 20km men's event in the Asian Race Walk Championships in Nomi on Sunday.
Nomi, Japan: National record holder KT Irfan clocked an impressive timing to win a bronze in the 20km men's event in the Asian Race Walk Championships in Nomi on Sunday.
Irfan finished the race in 1 hour 20 minutes and 59 seconds, a tad slower than his national record timing of 1:20.21 which he set while finishing 10th in the 2012 London Olympics.
Korea's Kim Hyun-Sub took the gold in 1:19:50 while Georgiy Sheiko of Kazakhstan bagged the silver in 1:20:47.
27-year-old Irfan had won the National Race Walking Championships here last month in 1:22:43.48 and has already qualified for the World Championships in London in August.
In the women's 20km event, India's Priyanka failed to climb the podium as she finished fourth with a time of 1:37:42.
China's Wang Na comfortably won the gold medal with an effort of 1:30:51. Host country walker Kumiko Okada finished second in 1:33:31 while Yeongeun Jeon of Korea took the third place in 1:34:35.
Anand Gowde was elected as secretary-general of the federation and Naresh Sharma the treasurer during the electoral congress Annual General Council Meeting at a city hotel.
The 10-day competition will be organised at the Tata Archery Academy as part of celebrations for the establishment's 25th anniversary.
Marquez, starting third on the grid, seized the lead at the start and relentlessly powered to victory over championship leader Fabio Quartararo of France.