China’s Wang Kaihua clinches gold in men’s 20km walk

China’s Wang Kaihua clinches gold in men’s 20km walk

Antara/Jakarta – China athlete Wang Kaihua has won the gold medal with a time of 1:22:04 in the men's 20-kilometer race walk on Wednesday in Jakarta.

Following Wang was Japan’s silver medalist Toshikazu Yamanishi with 1:27:31, while compatriot Jin Xiangqiancrossed the finish line at 1:27:58 to win the bronze medal. 

Wang and Yamanishi competed fiercely for first place throughout the race. Wang led the pack at the 6 km mark, but Yamanishi overtook him at 8 km. 

Wang then rallied to lead at 16 km before Yamanishi againstole the lead at 18 km. Wang finally overtook the Japan athlete in the last 2 km to win the race. 

Reporter: Imam Budilaksono
Editor: Unggul Tri Ratomo 
– AG Media and PR in cooperation with The Jakarta Post.