Two-time defending individual champion Dane Bird-Smith of Australia is aiming to collect his third straight title at the Around Taihu International Race Walking competition, the last leg of the 2018 IAAF Race Walking Challenge and a three-day event that will start on Monday (24) in Suzhou, China.
A golden double for Australia in the race walks and a golden finish for chief rival England highlighted the first day of athletics at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.
Australia’s Dane Bird-Smith successfully defended his individual men’s title at the Around Taihu International Race Walking Multi-Day Competition, while Italy’s Antonella Palmisano secured the women’s crown on Wednesday (27), the fourth and final day of competition in the Wuzhong district of Suzhou, China.
Adelaide, the capital city of South Australia but equally known in race walking as the home of Jared Tallent, will again launch the IAAF Race Walking Challenge with the Oceania 20km Championships on Sunday (19).
Australia’s Dane Bird-Smith and China’s Qieyang Shijie both rallied to take overall individual victories at the ‘Around Taihu’ International Race Walking Multi-Day Competition in Wuzhong, a four-day event that concluded on Wednesday (28).
Dane Bird-Smith got his IAAF Race Walking Challenge and Olympic campaigns off to the best possible start with a hard-fought victory in the opening leg of the challenge in the Australian city of Adelaide on Sunday morning (21).
Australia’s Dane Bird-Smith and Ukraine’s Lyudmyla Olyanovska played pivotal roles for their respective teams at the Taihu Race Walking Multi-Day Competition in Wuzhong, which concluded on Tuesday (29).
Hot sun and hot competition is expected as Adelaide launches the 2015 edition of the IAAF Race Walking Challenge on Sunday (22).
There was a new Korean record by seven seconds for Hyunsub Kim in Nomi City, Japan, with victory in 1:19:24 at the Asian 20km Race Walking Championships, part of the IAAF Race Walking Challenge, on Sunday (16).