Select Page

Hattrick of National Race Walking Titles for Irfan

by | Feb 16, 2019 | Latest News

Chennai. In a contest that went down to the wire, Irfan KT won his third consecutive gold medal in the men’s 20km race national championships. At the 6th National Open Race Walking Championships on Saturday, Irfan clinched the top spot by the margin of a single second. Irfan, who finished 10th at the 2012 London Olympics, was trailing in third place at the start of the final lap on Saturday morning but sped up when it mattered to win gold in Chennai. It was a dramatic conclusion to a tightly fought race in which the top four athletes finished within 2 seconds off each other after 20km.

Irfan crossed the finish line in a time of 1.26.18. 00 to edge past Devender Singh of Haryana who completed his race with a time of 1.26.19.00. In what was a photo finish, Devender restricted Sandeep Kumar of Haryana to the third place on the podium, despite the latter also recording a time of 1.26.19.00. Rio Olympian Ganapathi Krishnan of Tamil Nadu had to miss out on a place on the podium, after clocking a time of 1.26.20.00.

ONLINE MEDIA PARTNER

Tamil Nadu Athletic Association

81. Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Sydenhams Rd, Kannappar Thidal, Periyamet, Chennai, Tamil Nadu - 600003

  044-2536 0203

  tamilnaduathletic.asso@gmail.com

 

© 2019  Tamilnadu Athletic Association.