Basanta Rana finishes 36th in 50km walk

Aug 12, 2012, 04:24 IST | IANS

India's Basanta Bahadur Rana created a national record but that could only ensure him a 36th place in the men's 50km walk at the London Olympics here on Saturday.

Rana took three hours, 56 minutes and 48 seconds to complete the race. Sergey Kirdyapkin of Russia strolled to the gold medal.

Kirdyapkin, a two-time world champion, posted an Olympic record time of three hours, 35 minutes and 59 seconds. Australia’s Jared Tallent retained the silver won in Beijing Games.

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