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Report19 Sep 2020

Olympic race walking qualifiers achieved by Liu in Taian and Karlstrom in Alytus

World and Olympic champion Liu Hong, competing for the first time in 11 months, won the women's 20km race walk at China’s Autumn Race Walking Championships in Taian on Sunday (20).

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Feature27 Jun 2020

Glimmers of hope for Asia’s leading athletes as they prepare to return to competition

Asia may have been the first continent that was hit by the Covid-19 pandemic, but strict guidelines remain in place across many countries, and there is still some uncertainty about when and how competition will resume.

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Previews18 Oct 2019

Liu leads strong Chinese contingent in Suzhou

Three-time world 20km race walk champion and 50km world record-holder Liu Hong will lead a strong Chinese contingent aiming to win both the individual and team titles at the Around Taihu International Race Walking competition, the last leg of this year’s IAAF Race Walking Challenge that will start on Sunday (20).

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Feature01 Oct 2019

Mother’s day for Fraser-Pryce, Felix and Liu in Doha

A mother is always as good as gold in her children’s eyes, but for three new mothers at the IAAF World Athletics Championships Doha 2019, that saying will take on a new meaning after this week.

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Press Release08 Jul 2019

Ratified: Liu’s world 50km race walk record and Ingebrigtsen’s world U20 indoor 1500m record

Liu Hong’s world 50km race walk record of 3:59:15 and Jakob Ingebrigtsen’s world U20 indoor 1500m record of 3:36.02 have been ratified.

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News20 Dec 2016

2016 end-of-year reviews – race walks

As any athlete knows, it’s one thing to have a good race now and then, but getting the job done frequently over five years makes you something special.

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Report19 Aug 2016

Report: women's 20km race walk – Rio 2016 Olympic Games

Due in no small part to the high temperatures in the early afternoon in Pontal, it took a while for the real racing to begin. A large pack went through 4km in 18:28, but it had reduced to 15 women by 6km, which was reached in 36:25.

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Previews06 Aug 2016

Preview: women’s 20km race walk – Rio 2016 Olympic Games

World champion Liu Hong has been unbeaten since March 2015, making the world record-holder the big favourite for the women’s 20km race walk in Rio.

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Report28 May 2016

Liu and Wang again provide Chinese double triumph in La Coruna

For the second consecutive year, Chinese race walkers Liu Hong and Wang Zhen took the honours at the XXX Gran Premio Cantones de La Coruna 2016, the Spanish leg of this year’s IAAF Race Walking Challenge, on Saturday (28).

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Previews26 May 2016

World champions Liu and Lopez head race walk fields in La Coruna

Miguel Angel Lopez and Liu Hong will race over the distances at which they won their world titles in Beijing last summer at the XXX Gran Premio Cantones de La Coruna 2016, the Spanish leg of this year’s IAAF Race Walking Challenge, on Saturday (28).

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Report07 May 2016

Report: women’s 20km race walk – IAAF World Race Walking Team Championships Rome 2016

With her 20km victory at the IAAF World Race Walking Team Championships Rome 2016, Liu Hong is one step close to completing the grand slam of major race walking titles.

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News06 May 2016

Press conference highlights – IAAF World Race Walking Team Championships Rome 2016

On the eve of the IAAF World Race Walking Team Championships Rome 2016, three of the world’s top race walkers spoke at the IAAF/LOC press conference in the sunny Loggia Garden at the Sheraton Parco de Medici in the Italian capital on Friday (6).

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