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Russia's Borchin defends title in 20km

08-29-2011 08:23 BJT

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Russia's Valeriy Borchin retained his grip on the major titles in the 20km walk with a runaway victory to successfully defend his crown at the world championships on Sunday.

His compatriot Vladimir Kanaykin was followed, while Luis Fernando Lopez celebrated after his bronze gave Columbia its first world championships medal. China's Wang Zhen finished 4th.

Russia's Valeriy Borchin right, competes with China's Wang Zhen,
during the Men's 20km Race Walk at the World Athletics Championships
in Daegu, South Korea, Sunday, Aug. 28, 2011. Borchin finished first
to win gold. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

 

 

Winner Valeriy Borchin of Russia (R) and his teammate Vladimir Kanaykin, who placed
second, bite their medals after the men's 20 km race walk final at the IAAF World
Championships in Daegu August 28, 2011. REUTERS/Lee Jae-Won

 

Valeriy Borchin of Russia (R) runs ahead of Wang Zhen of China as they pass a
resfreshing station during the men's 20 km race walk final at the IAAF World
Championships in Daegu August 28, 2011. Borchin finished first while Wang placed
fourth in the event. REUTERS/Lee Jae-Won

Editor:Zou Xian |Source: CNTV.CN

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