CWG 2022: Odisha CM Congratulates Priyanka Goswami on Winning Silver in Race Walk

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has congratulated Olympian Priyanka Goswami on winning a silver medal in women’s 10 km race walk in the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.

Goswami shattered a three-year-old national record to clinch the silver medal in the women’s 10,000m race walk at the 2022 Commonwealth Games at the Alexander Stadium, here on Saturday.

Tokyo Olympian Priyanka clocked 43:38.82, a new Indian national record, to claim her podium place. Khushbir Kaur, with 44:33.5, had held the NR since 2017. The Indian improved her previous personal best of 48:30.35 by almost five minutes to win the medal.

Priyanka’s medal is India’s third in the athletics event of CWG 2022 after Tejaswin Shankar (bronze in high jump) and M Sreeshankar (silver in long jump).

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