Khushbir Kaur finished at 42nd spot in women’s 20km-race walk

Vastavam web: National record holder Khushbir Kaur finished at 42nd spot with a below-par performance in women’s 20km race walk event on the final day of World Championships here today.The 24-year-old Punjab athlete clocked 1 hour 36 minute and 41 seconds, more than two minutes outside her season best of 1 hour 34 minute and one second, to finish 42nd out of 52 competitors who finished the race.Jiayu Wang of China won the race in 1 hour 26 minute and 18 seconds. Maria Gonzalez of Mexico and Antonella  took the silver and bronze with efforts of 1:26:19 and 1:26:36 respectively.

This was Khushbir’s third World Championships participation. In the earlier edition in 2015 in Beijing, she had finished 37th with a timing of 1:38:53 while she occupied 38th in 2013 in Moscow with a time of 1:34:28.