India’s Akshdeep Singh won the gold medal, Priyanka Goswami won the bronze medal in the Asian 20km Race Walking Championships 2023.
In Men’s India’s Akshdeep Singh won gold medal, and women’s categories Priyanka Goswami won bronze medal in the Asian 20 km Race Walking Championships 2023 held in Nomi, Japan on 19 February 2023.
In the men’s 20km race walk event, national record holder Akshdeep Singh topped the podium with a timing of 1:20:57. The athlete from Punjab won India’s second gold medal after Olympian Gurmeet Singh in 2016.
In the men’s event, South Korea’s Cho Byeongkwang finished second in 1:21:20 while China’s Wen Yongjie took the bronze in 1:22:44.
Commonwealth Games 2022 silver medalist Priyanka Goswami, meanwhile, clocked 1:32:27 in the women’s event.
China’s Lan Gao won the gold medal with a timing of 1:29:25. Ayane Yanai of Japan finished second with a timing of 1:0:58.