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Tibetan athlete Choeyang Kyi wins gold at IAFF meet in Portugal
[Monday, April 09, 2018 21:26]
By Tenzin Dharpo

Choeyang Kyi crossing the line at Rio Maior, Portugal on April 7, 2018. Photo- Antonio Fernandes.
Choeyang Kyi crossing the line at Rio Maior, Portugal on April 7, 2018. Photo- Antonio Fernandes.
DHARAMSHALA, April 9: Tibetan athlete Choeyang Kyi has secured gold in the women’s 20 kms race walking event in the prestigious International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF) meet in Rio Maior, Portugal on Saturday.

The Tibetan who won silver at 2012 Olympics won the race 38 seconds faster than her nearest competitor. Kyi beat Italy's Antonella Palmisano, the 2017 world bronze medallist and world champion and native Ines Henriques in a powerful display throughout the midway point of the race from where she maintained the lead until the finish.

"This was a good race. I expected to win again in this competition, and I’m looking forward to the team championship in Taicang, where I intend to fight for the gold," Kyi said looking to carry on her winning momentum in the next race in May at Taicang, China.

In 2016, the Tibetan race walker won silver on the same course.

Choeyang Kyi was born in Tsochang in occupied Tibet’s eastern region of Amdo in the Qinghai Province on November 11, 1990 to a Tibetan nomadic and herding family.

She came into prominence after being selected in the Qinghai team in April 2008. Kyi is the first Tibetan to win an Olympic medal securing silver in the Women's 20 km walk race in 2012 in London.



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