Rio Olympics 2016: Sandeep Kumar finished 34th (50km Race Walk)

Blog by: Suryakant Tripathi.

India’s Sandeep Kumar finished a lowly 34th in the men’s 50km Race Walk event at the Rio Olympic Games here on Friday.

30-year-old Sandeep clocked 4 hours 7 minutes and 55 seconds, which was 26:57 behind the gold medallist Matej Toth of Slovakia.

At the half-way mark, Sandeep was 48th with a time of 1:59:13, which was 9:42 behind the leader.
World champion Toth managed to beat 2012 London Olympics gold medallist Jared Tallent of Australia into second place with a time of 3:40:58.

Toth, 33, moved past the Australian in the latter stages of a race. The Australian racer ended clocking 3:41:16. Canada’s Evan Dunfee (3:41:38) settled with a bronze.