Long-distance race walkers Priyanka Goswami and Bhawna Jat will feature in the Women’s 10,000m Race Walk in Birmingham 2022.
Long-distance race walkers Priyanka Goswami and Bhawna Jat will carry India’s hopes at the Commonwealth Games 2022. The race walkers will feature in the Women’s 10,000m Race Walk in Birmingham 2022. Both of them represented India in the 20km Race walk at the Tokyo Olympics 2020, finishing 17th and 32nd respectively.
Priyanka set a new National record of 1:28.45 in the 20km race walk at the Indian Race walking Championship in 2021. She had also won the championship back in 2017. While, Bhawna’s personal best is 1:29.54 (previous N.R.) which she set at the National Open Championships in 2020. Both the race walkers will look to create history at the CWG 2022.
The live coverage of the Commonwealth Games 2022 will be available on different networks across the world. In the Indian subcontinent, it will be telecast LIVE from Birmingham on Sony TEN 1, Sony TEN 2, Sony TEN 3, Sony SIX, and Sony TEN 4. The live streaming will be available on the Sony LIV app or website. Elsewhere, BBC will telecast LIVE in the United Kingdom, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) in Canada, Seven Network in Australia, Sky NZ in New Zealand, Mediacorp in Singapore, S4C in Wales, and ESPN in the USA.
The final of the Women’s 10,000m Race Walk will take place at 3:00 pm on August 6, 2022.
Murali Sreeshankar and Tejaswin Shankar scripted history by winning the Silver and Bronze for India in Men’s Long Jump and High Jump. Murali clinched the silver on his debut CWG with a jump of 8.08 m. The gold medallist Laquan Nairn acquired a similar distance but his second jump (7.98m) was better than Murali’s second jump (7.84m). Tejaswin had claimed India’s first-ever medal in the men’s high jump with the mark of 2.22m. The quarter of Muhammed Anas, Noah Nirmal Tom, Muhammed Ajmal, and Amol Jacob qualified for the men’s 4X400 m relay event final, clocking 3:06.97.