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Russian Lashmanova breaks world record in women's 20km walk

08-12-2012 03:24 BJT Special Report:2012 London Olympic Games |

LONDON, Aug. 11 (Xinhua) -- Russian Elena Lashmanova improved the world record by six seconds to win the gold medal of the women's 20km walk race Saturday here at the London Olympic Games.

Lashmanova raced one hour and 25.02 minutes as she overtook compatriot Olga Kaniskina down the stretch.

The old world record of 1:25.08 was set by Russia's Vera Sokolova in 2011.

Kaniskina, who led for most of the race, timed 1:25.09 for the silver, while China's Qieyang Shijie took the bronze by 1:25.16.

Editor:Wang Chuhan |Source: Xinhua

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