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Portugal's Henriques breaks women's 50km race walk world record, China wins surprise medals

Contributed by NAMPA / Xinhua.

LONDON, Aug. 13 (Xinhua) -- Portugal's Ines Henriques won the inaugural women's 50km race walk world title in style, setting a world record of four hours five minutes and 56 seconds on the final day of the London World Championships on Sunday.
Henriques broke her old mark of 4:08:26 set earlier this year to become the first female winner of the 50km race walk at the world championships.
A pair of unknown Chinese athletes became the surprising medalists as Yin Hang won the silver in an Asian reco ...