2021-05-09

National Race Walking Championship ends, World Championship champion Liu Hong wins women’s 20km championship

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Chinanews.com client Taicang, May 9th (Bian Liqun) After two days of contention, the National Walking Championship and National Games Qualifying Tournament ended in Taicang, Jiangsu on the 9th. Among the women’s 20-kilometer events that have received much attention, Liu Hong, who won the Doha World Championships in Doha in 2019, won the championship in 1 hour, 28 minutes and 48 seconds.

National Race Walking Championship ends, World Championship champion Liu Hong wins women’s 20km championship

Women’s 20km competition awards ceremony. Photo by Bian Liqun

In this competition, the 20-kilometer event was first carried out. For men, Yin Jiaxing from Yunnan won the championship in 1 hour, 21 minutes and 23 seconds. Guizhou team Li Kewen and Shandong team Zeng Qingcun ranked second and third. Wang Kaihua, who led the first half of the race, retired strategically after 10 kilometers.

For the women’s 20km team, Liu Hong, who had won the Rio Olympics and the 2019 Doha World Championships in Athletics, won the championship in 1 hour 28 minutes and 48 seconds. Shandong team Ma Zhenxia and Qinghai team Qiyang Shijie ranked separately Two or three. Yang Jiayu, who took the lead in the first half, also retired strategically after 10 kilometers. Not long ago, she broke the world record for the event.

After the game, Yang Jiayu said that his current state is not bad, and his ability has been greatly improved this year. Regarding the Tokyo Olympics, she said that she already has a goal in her mind and she still needs to do her best. She also said that the Olympics still wants to make progress in the future.

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Yang Jiayu is interviewed. Photo by Bian Liqun

Speaking of Wang Kaihua and Yang Jiayu’s retirement, coach Zhang Fuxin said that this competition is the preliminaries for the National Games. The two athletes have already qualified for the competition, so they are mainly preparing for the Tokyo Olympics. In the process of playing games. Speaking of the approaching Olympic Games, Zhang Fuxin expressed his expectation to win the gold medal and has been working hard in this regard.

Women’s 20-kilometer champion Liu Hong said after the race: “After the Olympic trials, everyone is in a semi-adjusted state. I’m still following my own pace for the future of today’s race, and I compare myself in every race. Compared with the previous game, this is relatively hard and difficult. I am very happy to complete the game under such conditions.”

In terms of other events, Guangdong team Liu Xing scored 41 minutes and 05 seconds. Under the men’s 10 km championship, Deng Jiaxing of Henan team won the women’s 10 km championship in 47 minutes and 34 seconds.

In the men’s 50 km, Chongqing team He Xianghong won the championship in 4 hours, 4 minutes and 24 seconds. Meng Zhongkai and Hu Yunjiang from Yunnan ranked second and third. (End)