Akshdeep Singh and Priyanka Goswami Qualify for 2024 Paris Olympics in 20km race walk event

On February 14th, 2023, Akshdeep Singh broke the national men’s 20km race walk record by winning the title at the National Open Race Walking Championships in Ranchi. Priyanka Goswami, a Tokyo Olympian, emerged victorious in the women’s race. Both athletes qualified for the August World Championships in Budapest and the 2024 Paris Olympics.

National Open Race Walking Competition 2023 results

Men’s 20km race walk

  1. Akshdeep Singh – 1:19:55 (NR)
  2. Suraj Panwar – 1:20:11
  3. Vikash Singh – 1:21:08

Women’s 20km race walk

  1. Priyanka Goswami – 1:28:50
  2. Bhawna Jat – 1:29:44
  3. Sonal Sukhwal – 1:31:03
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