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Athlete Khushbir Kaur finished second to win the silver medal in Women’s 20km Race Walk at the Marathon Course / Race Walking Course. On the second day of track and field events, India has done well to continue winning medals on both days after Lalita Babar and Sudha Singh clinched silver and bronze medal in women’s 3000m steeplechase after the top finisher Bahraini runner was disqualified. This is third medal in athletics for India and 29th overall including 3 gold, 6 silver and 20 bronze medals placing India 10th in the medal standings. Catch the Live Updates of Day 9 of Asian Games 2014, Incheon here Also Read - Declaring Gilgit Baltistan as Its province: Pakistani Move or Chinese Influence?
The 21-year-old, Khushbir Kaur remained consistent throughout the race that was dominated by Chinese duo Xiuzhi Lu and Jingjing Nie at the first two places. But Khushbir replaced Jingjing Nie at the second place to finish with silver medal. Khusbir, clocked a time of 1:33:07 behind Chinese Jingjing Nie who clocked a time of 1:31:06 at the Marathon Course / Race Walking Course. Also Read - India Has Highest COVID Recoveries, Least Deaths Per Million: Health Ministry
Khushbir Kaur, hailing from the small town in Amritsar came into limelight and real medal hope for India at multi-sports evnet after she set a national record in women’s 20km race to finish 35th in the World Race Walking Cup in Taicang, China. She clocked 1 hour, 31 minutes, 40 seconds.
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