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Olympic athletics: Russia's Lashmanova wins walk in record time
London, August 12, 2012
First Published: 11:17 IST(12/8/2012)
Last Updated: 11:23 IST(12/8/2012)

Russia's Elena Lashmanova won Olympic gold in the women's 20km race walk on Saturday, beating the world record of her fellow Russian Vera Sokolova in the process.

Lashmanova finished in 1 hour 25 minutes 2 seconds, ahead of another Russian from the same region of Mordovia, Olga Kaniskina, who took silver after finishing seven seconds behind her.

The previous world record, set by Sokolova at the Russian Championships last year, was 1.25.08.

Qieyang Shenjie from China took bronze in 1.25.16.

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Country Gold Silver Bronze Total
USA 46 29 29 104
China 38 27 22 87
Great Britain 29 17 19 65
Russia 24 25 33 82
India 0 2 4 6
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