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Rio Olympics: India's Sandeep Kumar finishes 35th in men's 50km race walk

Updated: Aug 19, 2016 22:22 IST      
Rio Olympics: India's Sandeep Kumar finishes 35th in men's 50km race walk

Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), Aug.19 (ANI): Indian race-walker Sandeep Kumar, who competed against 79 other athletes at the ongoing Rio Olympics, ended his campaign in the prestigious quadrennial games by making a 35th-place finish in the men's 50 km race walk here on Friday.

After showing very low pace in the early stages of the race, the 30-year-old produced a spirited comeback to rise swiftly to 37th place after completing 40km.

Subsequently, he climbed further by two places after finishing his 50km in 4:07:55 in the race, which is being held in Pontal.

Sandeep stood at 26:57 behind the gold medal, which went to Matej Toth of Slovakia, clocking 3:40:58.

Australia's Jared Tallent won silver with timings of 3:41:16 while Hirroki Arai of Japan finished on third place with 3:41:24 in a tightly contested race. (ANI)

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