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Sandeep finishes Men's 20 km walk in 25th spot, Rahul Rohilla, KT Irfan register 47th and 51st positions respectively

Catch LIVE updates from KT Irfan, Sandeep Kumar, Rahul Rohilla in the men's 20km racewalk final
Updated: 05 August 2021 14:36 IST - Published: August, 05 2021 12:20 PM IST
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KT Irfan has finished 51st in the race completing 20km in 1:34:31
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Rahul Rohilla has finished 47th in the race completing 20km in 1:32:06
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Sandeep Kumar finishes at 25th position ]completing 20km in 1:25:23
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The Indians are yet to finish the race
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K.Ikeda takes 9 seconds more than Stano and wins a silver medal while Yamanishi settles for a bronze finishing 23 seconds behind the top placed. Silver and Bronze for Japan!
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M.Stano finishes the race first with a speed of 1:21:05. He wins the gold!
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M.Stano extends his lead! Can this be a gold medal for Italy?
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M.Stano from Italy has taken the lead while Yamanishi from Japan is inches behind him.
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After the completion of 18km, Indians are ranked at:
22. Sandeep Kumar
47. Rahul
51. KT Irfan
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Even a top 20 finish looks impossible for Sandeep from here as he is lagging way behind the pack in front of him. 
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After the completion of 17km, Indians are ranked at:
26. Sandeep Kumar
48. Rahul
51. KT Irfan
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After the completion of 16km, Indians are ranked at:
23. Sandeep Kumar
48. Rahul
51. KT Irfan
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There is a group of 7 runners who are way ahead of the rest of the pack. Podium finishes are going to be from there by the looks of it.
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After the completion of 14km, Indians are ranked at:
19. Sandeep Kumar
47. Rahul
52. KT Irfan
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After the completion of 13km, Indians are ranked at:

15. Sandeep Kumar
47. Rahul
50. KT Irfan
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After the completion of 12km, Indians are ranked at:
12. Sandeep Kumar
47. Rahul
50. KT Irfan
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Sandeep continues to fall behind, the top 10 seems difficult for him.
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Rahul and Irfan are nowhere in the picture...
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After the completion of 10km, Indians are ranked at:

12. Sandeep Kumar
47. Rahul
49. KT Irfan
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Sandeep Kumar's pace continues to decrease as he's overtaken by a bigger hive now!
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Sandeep Kumar is overtaken by a group of three walkers! He moves down to 5th in the race.
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After the completion of 9km, Indians are ranked at:
2. Sandeep Kumar
45. Rahul
50. KT Irfan
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Sandeep Kumar is getting close to the pack behind him as the leader runs away with a good lead.
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2nd warning for Sandeep! He cannot afford to get any more of these.
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Sandeep is 11 seconds ahead of the third-placed runner but the gap between him and the leader is increasing.
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After the completion of 8km, Indians are ranked at:

2. Sandeep Kumar
45. Rahul
47. KT Irfan
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A warning is shown to Sandeep for not having his feet on the ground. He has 2 more lifelines remaining. Three warnings can lead to disqualification.
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Sandeep Kumar is 13 seconds ahead of the third-placed Japanese! That's some massive news.
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After the completion of 6km, Indians are ranked at:

2. Sandeep Kumar
35. Rahul
47. KT Irfan
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5km completed. Sandeep is still going strong at 2nd. Irfan and Rahul are lagging behind in the race. 
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Sandeep is just a few centimetres behind Wang from China. However, these two are fairly ahead of others in the hive.
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4km completed. Sandeep Kumar continues to occupy 2nd position. Rahul moves up to 12th while Irfan has fallen down to 45th position.
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3km completed. Rahul moves to 21st while Irfan occupies 27th position. Sandeep is still going strong at 2nd.
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Korkmaz from Turkey suffers a cramp but he's back in the race! That was the first cramp of the day.
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2km completed. Sandeep Kumar has moved up to second place while Irfan is 22nd. Rahul is behind them at 28th position.
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Few minutes into the racewalk, the Indians have been spotted in the middle of the hive. Sandeep Kumar is 4th at the moment while Yamanishi from Japan leads the race. Rahul is 20th and Irfan is behind the top 30.
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The race starts!
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We're 10 minutes away from the start!
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The Olympics Record was set by Ding Chen from China who completed the 20km event in 1 hour 18 minutes and 46 seconds at the London Olympics 2012.
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The World Record for this event was set by the Japanese Yusuke Suzuki in March 2015. He finished the distance in 1 hour 16 minutes and 36 seconds.
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Sandeep Kumar is ranked quite ahead of his counterparts at 42. His best timing is of 1 hour 20 minutes and 16 seconds which is also his seasonal best.
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Rahul Rohilla is ranked 78th in the world with a personal and seasonal best timing of 1 hour 20 minutes and 26 seconds.
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KT Irfan is ranked 77 in the world and his personal and seasonal best timing is of 1 hour 20 minutes and 21 seconds.
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Hello and Welcome to Sportskeeda's live blog for the 20km walk event. It is scheduled to start at 1 pm IST. KT Irfan, Sandeep Kumar and Rahul Rohilla will be participating from India.
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