Lashmanova wins gold in 20K walk
Yelena Lashmanova of Russia set a world record in the
20-kilometer race walk on Saturday and won the Olympic gold
The 19-year-old Lashmanova overtook defending champion Olga
Kaniskina near the finish line and won in 1 hour, 25 minutes, 2
seconds, seven seconds ahead of the three-time world champion.
Qieyang Shenjie of China took bronze.
Qieyang is the first Tibetan athlete China has ever fielded at
the Olympics. She finished 14 second behind Lashmanova.