CWG 2022 : Priyanka Goswami creates history as first Indian woman to win silver in 10 km walk

Aug 06, 2022 06:44 pm

Finishing Second behind Jemima Montag, Priyanka Goswami today created history becoming the first Indian woman to win a medal in race walk with a silver in 10,000 m event at the Commonwealth Games. Goswami clocked a personal best time of 43:38.83s.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated her on Twitter, “Congratulations to our national race walking champion Priyanka Goswami for winning the coveted Silver medal. By this medal, she has inspired many youngsters in India to take up this sport. May she keep scaling new heights of success in the times to come. #Cheer4India"

Interestingly, the other Indian to be in the fray is Bhawna Jat who finished eighth and last with a personal best time of 47:14.13, while Harminder Singh was the first Indian to have won a medal in race walk -- bronze -- in the 20km event in 2010 CWG in Delhi, the report said. Additionally, Indian boxer Amit Panghal (51kg) displayed his class as he reached his second consecutive Commonwealth Games final while Nitu Ghanghas (48kg) also remained on course for a gold in her maiden appearance here on Saturday.