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Commonwealth Games: England’s Tom Bosworth wins silver in 20km race walk

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Tom Bosworth claims race walk silver with new British record

England’s Tom Bosworth won silver in the men’s 20km race walk at the Commonwealth Games, with Australia’s Dane Bird-Smith claiming victory.

Bosworth, who was disqualified at last year’s World Championships while leading, finished four seconds behind Bird-Smith in a time of one hour 19 minutes 34 seconds – a British record.

Kenya’s African champion Samuel Gathimba took bronze.

Commonwealth Games: England’s Tom Bosworth wins silver in 20km race walk
Commonwealth Games: England’s Tom Bosworth wins silver in 20km race walk

Englishman Callum Wilkinson, 21, finished seventh in 1:22:35.

Bosworth, 28, collected England’s 33rd medal of the Games on the Gold Coast.

“I like to put on a show and I’m glad Dane walked away with the medal,” Bosworth said. “Some people doubt what race walking is about – well we put on a show there.

“It was entertaining and that is what the sport is all about.”

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