New Delhi: China’s Liu Hong on Saturday set a new world record for the women’s 50km race walk, becoming the first woman to complete the event in under four hours. The Olympic gold medallist completed the Chinese Race Walk Grand Prix in the eastern city of Huangshan in just 3hr 59min 15 sec, the International Association of Athletics Federations said.She shaved more than five minutes off the previous record set by compatriot Liang Rui. It is the first 50km outing for the 31-year-old, who has just returned from two years of maternity leave in 2019, the official Xinhua news agency reported. A two-time World Championships winner, she also holds the women’s 20km world record of 1hr 24min 38sec set in Spain’s La Coruna in 2015. Liu pipped Mexico’s Maria Gonzalez by just two seconds to win the Olympic women’s 20km race walk in a nail-biting finish in Rio de Janeiro in 2016. Chinese athletes dominated Saturday’s Huangshan race, with Li Maocuo shaving 11 minutes off her personal best to finish second at 4hr 3min 51sec and Ma Faying coming in third at 4hr 7min 30sec.It has been one of the greatest decisions of all time and which eventually helped Liu Hing to register a new world record. Liu Hong registers a new world record in the 50km walk. She completed the race in 3hr 59min 15 sec.Li Maocuo finish second at 4hr 3min 51sec highlights For all the Latest Sports News News, Other Sports News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.
Round 21 of the 2018/19 La Liga season will, again, offer Atletico Madrid the chance of putting pressure on leaders Barcelona, while Real Madrid will hope to bridge the gap between them and their table-topping rivals. The matches will be live on DStv and GOtv.Atletico play at home to sixth-placed Getafe on Saturday evening (4.15pm on SS7 & SelGo4), while Barca will be in action away to Girona on Sunday (4.15pm on SS7 & SelGo4). Diego Simeone’s side will, on the evidence of the 3-0 thumping of Huesca last week, fancy their chances of picking up all three points and move within two points of Barcelona, who will seek to restore their five-point advantage againstGirona.Real Madrid will hope to see their two rivals slip up, as they bid to revive their title hopes. They moved to third on the table with a 2-0 win over Sevilla last weekend and will be favourites to build further momentum when they play away to Espanyol on Sunday night (8.45pm on SS7 & SelGo4). Elsewhere, Karl Toko Ekambi and Samuel Chukwueze’s Villarreal will seek to halt their slide toward the foot of the table when they head to the Mestalla to face Valencia on Saturday night (6.30pm on SS7A & SelGo4). Villarreal are winless in their last seven matches across all competitions and have slipped into the red zone of La Liga.Sevilla will look to reinforce their place in the top four when they face Levante on Saturday (on SS7 & SelGo4), while Athletic Bilbao will look to maintain their promising recent form with a win at home to Real Betis (Saturday, 8.45pm on SS7/SS10 & SelGo2/SelGo4). Also on Saturday, Leganes will take on Eibar (6.30pmon SS7 & SelGo4).Sunday will see clashes between Real Valladolid and Celta de Vigo (12pm on SS7/SS10 & SelGo2/SelGo4) as well as Real Sociedad and Huesca (6.30pm on SS6).Mubarak Wakaso’s Deportivo Alaves will look to recover from the 4-0 loss to Getafe last weekend when they host relegation-threatened Rayo Vallecano on Monday (on SS7 & SelGo4 at 9pm).Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram
With the appointment of the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority’s (GCAA) new nine-member Board, the local aeronautics industry is expected to see further improvement. The Board was installed this morning at the GCAA’s head office in Kingston, Georgetown.Seated from left: Chairman of GCAA, Lieutenant Colonel retired, Lawrence London; and Minister within the Public Infrastructure Ministry Annette Ferguson flanked by members of the newly installed GCAA BoardAt the installation ceremony, Minister within the Public Infrastructure Ministry, Annette Ferguson recalled the significant achievements the Authority has made in the last two years.“The level of compliance has risen from 44.4 per cent to 64.6 per cent. By virtue of us improving in that area, the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) has recognised these vast improvements we made over those last few years… Millions were expended in the last two and half years on training”, Minister Ferguson is quoted by the Department of Public Information (DPI) as saying.Other successes highlighted include the installation of a new simulator at CJIA, additional manual training and the move from issuing manual pilot licences to ‘modernised’ ones.Alluding to the recent misfortune with the Cuba aircraft which took the life of over 100 persons, the Minister lauded the Director General and team for taking the decision not allow the aircraft to fly out of Guyana due to its noncompliance.Minister Ferguson charged the new Board to continue to work together, to ensure that the working environment is one free from discrimination and victimisation and strive towards a 90 per cent and above compliance level.GCAA’s Director General, retired Lieutenant Colonel, Egbert Field said the new Board with the help of the Government and Chairman will support GCAA in “soaring higher” amidst challenges.“The imminent oil production has created a lot of activity when it comes to the aviation industry. The expanded CJIA with its extended runway and our own domestic aviation continues to grow as the gold price rises. So, it’s a tsunami ahead of this authority but I’m up to the challenge”, Field stated.Chairman of GCAA, (rtd) Lieutenant Colonel Lawrence London committed to enhancing the aviation sector. He stressed that the new Board’s new mission is to make sure the ‘skies are safe.’Other Board members include Kenneth Jordan, Egbert Field, Courtney Byrne, Duke Pollard, Ramesh Ghir, Sadie Amin, Sharon Beverly and Leon Castello.