27th Summer Universiade in Kazan,

July 6-17 2013

Russian women take whole podium in 20km walk final

Russians Anisya Kirdyapkina, Irina Yumanova and Lina Bikulova occupied the entire podium of the 20km walk final at the Universiade in Kazan.


Universiade. Athletics. Race walk. © RIA Novosti

World bronze medallist 2011 Kirdyapkina finished in 1 hour 29 minutes 30 seconds, which is a new record for the Universiade, informs R-Sport. Yumanova finished with a time of 1 hour 30 minutes 41 seconds. Time of the bronze medallist Bikulova is 1:32.30. Vera Sokolova also could get a medal, but shortly before the finish line she was disqualified. The men's 20km walk was won by Andrey Krivov. Another Russian race walker, Denis Strelkov, earned bronze.

R-Sport, July 10