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Commonwealth Games 2018: Men's 20km Racewalk final, Manish Singh Rawat fighting for gold

The event starts at 2.30 am.
Updated: 08 April 2018 04:20 IST - Published: 07 April 2018 22:01 IST
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With that, we come to our coverage of the Racewalking finals, but do stay tuned to Sportskeeda for more updates from the Commonwealth Games. Ciao!
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Although India's hopes were pinned on Manish Rawat, who eventually finished sixth, it was a great effort by the athlete, who was inthe top three spots at one point in the race.
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Meanwhile, India's Manish Rawan came in at the 6th position with a timing of 1:22:22 and Irfan Thodi came in 13th, clocking 1:27:34.
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Bosworth took the second spot, finishing just 4 seconds behind the Aussie racewalker, while Gathimba completes the podium.
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Gathimba may have lead the way for some time, but it's the Aussie Dane Bird-Smith, who snatched the lead right in the end, to take the finish line, clocking 1:19:34.
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Its all narrowing down to a close finish, here!
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There's no difference between the top 3!
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India's Manish Rawat  has  climbed up one spot to #6 again, as he pushes for a strong finish. Meanwhile, Irfan has still held his 13th position, being already 6.06 seconds behind the race leader.
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However, Gathimba has the slender lead...for now!
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It's getting intense at the top of the pack, right now. There's absolutely no difference between the timings of the top 3, heading into the last 2 kms of the race.


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Meanwhile, India's Manish Rawat has slipped to the seventh spot once again, being 1.49 seconds behind the race leader. Irfan, on the other hand, has maintained his 13th spot.
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The Englishman is now just a step ahead of Bird-Smith and Gathimba!
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Bosworth, after trailing for large parts of the race, has finally taken the lead.
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And Bosworth takes the lead!!!
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There's literally nothing separating the top three right now. All the three racers -- Bird Smith, Gathimba and Bosworth are all on 55.48 seconds, as the race nears a photo-finish!
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Samuel Ireri Gathimba of Kenya had been lurking around the top 5 spots, but has now picked up the pace, to put himself straight into the #2 spot, behind Bird Smith.
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Here's a look at the top 10 standings in the race so far!
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Top 10 standings in Racewalking after 14 km.
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Manish has used the Englishman's momentum well to soar one place up the field to #6.

Meanwhile, Irfan has slipped a couple of spots to #12
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But Bosworth has picked up his pace in the last 4 km, as he now surges up the field to claim spot #3!
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At the top of the charts, Bosworth has now slipped from #2 to #6, while Canada's Benjamin Thorne has made steady progress to take the #2 spot. Bird-Smith still leads the race!
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Meanwhile, Irfan has slipped to #10, having clocked 20.14 on the 10km mark!
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Yet another setback for Manish....

He has now fallen behind to #7, completing the 10km-mark with a timing of 20.10 mins!
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Meanwhile, Irfan, who started the first stretch at #9, fell back to #11 by the 4km mark.
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Its been a bit of a slow start for the Indians, both of whom started from the 9th and the 11 positions, respectively. However, Manish Rawat ahs picked up the pace after the first 2km mark. 

While he started the first stretch at #11, Manish has now surged up the #2, behind Australia's Dane Bird-Smith and England's Tom Bosworth, both of whom have maintained their #1 and #2 spots respectively, so far.


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