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Harminder Wins Bronze In Men's 20km Walk Event

New Delhi, Oct 9 : India's Harminder Singh won a surprise bronze medal in men's 20 km walk event to give the country its second medal in athletics in the Commonwealth Games (CWG) here on
PTI October 09, 2010 11:09 IST
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New Delhi, Oct 9 : India's Harminder Singh won a surprise bronze medal in men's 20 km walk event to give the country its second medal in athletics in the Commonwealth Games (CWG) here on Saturday.

Harminder clocked 1:23.27s, better than his personal best of 1:24.23s, to finish third behind Australians Jared Talent (1:22.18s), who won bronze in 2008 Beijing Olympics, and Luke Adams (1:22.31s) who was the silver medallist in 2006 Melbourne Commonwealth Games.

The 26-year-old, who recently shifted to 20km walk from 50km walk race, missed Babu Bhai Panucha's national record of 1:23.06s by a few seconds.Harminder became the first Indian to win a medal in walk race competition in Commonwealth Games.PTI