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Yang Jia Yu became the world champion in walking on 20 kilometres

The distance the athlete has passed in less than an hour and a half

A trio of winners. AFP photo

Chinese Jia Yu Yang won the gold medal in race walking for 20 kilometers at the world Championships in athletics in London.

Yang Jia Yu on Sunday, finished first with a time of 1 hour 26 minutes, 18 seconds. The second was the Mexican Maria Gonzalez (1:26.19). Third place went to Italian Antonella Palmisano (1:26.36).

Recall that earlier Inesh Henriques of Portugal won with a world record gold in the walk 50 km.

Men in this discipline Ukrainian Igor Glavan took the offensive in fourth place.

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