Peru's Kimberly Garcia, world runner-up in 35 km race walk

Photo: EFE

Photo: EFE

13:47 | Budapest (Hungary), Aug. 25.

Peruvian athlete Kimberly Garcia has finished runner-up in the women's 35km race walk at the World Athletics Championships in Budapest (Hungary), World Athletics reported on Thursday.

The winner in this discipline was Spanish Maria Perez, who finished in a championship record of 2:38:40.

In a recent report, the international governing body for athletics stated that Garcia clocked 2:40:52, while Greece's Antigoni Ntrismpioti claimed bronze in 2:43:22, one place ahead of Viviane Lyra, who set a Brazilian record of 2:44:40.

Moreover, it noted that Garcia had finished fourth in Sunday's 20km race walk, but her prospects were stronger over the longer distance.

In addition, World Athletics underlined that after she set a South American record of 2:39:16 in Oregon, Garcia improved on that with a world record of 2:37:44 in March this year.

However, the international organization indicated that, two months later, Perez took 29 seconds off that mark with her 2:37:15 victory in Podebrady, and in their only pre-championships meeting this year, over 20km, Garcia came out on top.


Publicado: 24/8/2023