World Athletics Championships 2022 LIVE: WCH Oregon 2022: Toshikazu Yamanishi and Liu Hong are set to defend their Men 20km race walk and Women 20km race walk crown respectively in the upcoming World Athletics Championships. India also has a representation in the form of Sandeep Kumar and Priya Goswami in the men and women 2okm walks. Jefferson Perez has a meet record in the men’s competition at 1:17.21, attained in 2003. While the women’s record is held by Olimpiada Ivanova at 1:25.41 in 2005.
Sandeep Kumar personal best in the discipline stands at 1:20.16 in 2021. The Indian will be more than happy to even register his new PB at the Worlds. As far as Priyanka is concerned, her best timing is 1:28:45 and will be keen to improve upon that timing.
However, the focus is on the big international names, who will battle it out for the gold medal. It remains to be seen if Yamanishi will be able to defend his title, which he won three years ago. He has just featured in one race this year, but he won gold at the World Race Walking Team Championships in Muscat.
He will face competition from walkers, including Koki Ikeda, who has been a consistent performer in big ticket events. Among others, Sweden’s Perseus Karlstrom will also be eager to compete for a podium finish.
In the women’s competition, three-time world champion Liu Hong will be the one to beat in Oregon. Though she might have not featured this year, the champion walker from China is experienced enough to win the gold. An inform Qieyang Shijie will be one of Hong’s big competitor for gold.
Men’s 20km Race Walk details
- Date: 15 July (16 July for India)
- Start Time: 3:40 am
Women’s 20km Race Walk details
- Date: 15 July (16 July for India)
- Start Time: 1:40 am
Complete list of Indians and their events at World Athletics Championships
Men: Avinash Sable – 3000m Steeplechase
MP Jabir – 400m Hurdles
M Sreeshankar and Muhammed Anees Yahiya – Long Jump
Eldhose Paul, Abdulla Aboobacker, Praveen Chithravel – Triple Jump
Tajinderpal Singh Toor – Shot Put
Neeraj Chopra, Rohit Yadav – Javelin Throw
Sandeep Kumar – 20km Race Walking
Naganathan Pandi, Rajesh Ramesh, Noah Nirmal Tom, Muhammed Ajmal and Muhammed Anas Yahiya – 4x400m
Women: S Dhanalakhsmi – 200m
Aishwarya Kailash Mishra – 400m
Parul Chaudhary – 3000m Steeplechase
Annu Rani – Javelin Throw
Priyanka Goswami – 20km walk
What time (IST) will the Indian athletes compete at Oregon?
Women’s 20 Kilometers Race Walk Final @ 1:40 AM
Men’s 20 Kilometers Race Walk Final @ 3:40 AM
Men’s 3000m Steeplechase Heats @ 5:45 AM
Men’s Long Jump Qualification @ 6:30 AM
Men’s Shot Put Qualification @ 7:25 AM
Women’s 3000m Steeplechase Heats @ 11:05 PM
Men’s 400m Hurdles Heats @ 1:50 AM
Men’s Long Jump Final @ 6:55 AM
Men’s Shot Put Final @ 6:57 AM
Women’s 200m [email protected] 6:30 AM
Men’s 3000m Steeplechase Final @ 7:50 AM
Women’s 200m Semi-final @ 6:35 AM
Men’s 400m Hurdles Final @ 8:20 AM
Women’s Javelin Throw Qualification (A) @ 3:50 AM
Women’s Javelin Throw Qualification (B) @ 5:20 AM
Women’s 3000m Steeplechase Final @ 8:15 AM
Men’s Javelin Throw Qualification (A) @ 5:35 AM
Men’s Triple Jump Qualification @ 6:50 AM
Women’s Javelin Throw Final @ 6:50 AM
Men’s Javelin Throw Qualification (B) @ 7:15 AM
Women’s 200m Final @ 8:05 AM
Men’s 4x400m Relay Heats @ 6:15 AM
Men’s Triple Jump Final @ 6:30 AM
Men’s Javelin Throw Final @ 7:05 AM
Men’s 4x400m Relay Final @ 8:05 AM
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