TAICANG, China, April 15 (Xinhua) -- Bronze medalist in the Rio Olympics Lv Xiuzhi took the women's 20km titles in one hour, 31 minutes and one second at the 2017 IAAF Race Walking Challenge and National Grand Prix here on Saturday.
Lv took the leading position almost from the very beginning and started to sprint in the last 500m, shaking off her opponents to win the Challenge and her second consecutive National GP title after Huangshan. Yang Jiayu and Wang Na ranked second and third respectively in both events.
Lv admitted she didn't race well, citing a lack of form. She said: "I didn't have a particular target. I just followed my pace."
Brazilian Caio Bonfi claimed the men's 20km title in the IAAF Challenge with a time of 1:22:16, athletes from Yunnan provincial team swept the top three of men's 20km of National Grand Prix.