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1995 World Women’s Indoor Record broken on 1st day of Championships

After the completion of the women’s 3km walks on the opening day of the 2017 Indoor Championships in Daegu, competitors from 14 Affiliates covering all six Regions shared the medals. Heather Carr, Australia, won the W65 3000m Walk in 16.57.96sec, a clear 60sec ahead of the silver medallist Josefa M Briz, Spain, and erasing Mary Worth’s 1995 W65 (17.38.4sec) from the Record Book. Heather won the WMA 10km track and 20km Road Championships in Perth last October. Elena Pagu from Romania, also a gold medallist from Perth, was the oldest walker winning the W90 age category. It will also be the first W90 record, 28.37.92 (subject to ratification).

Tomorrow 20th will be a very long day starting with the M45 long jump with 38 competitors, including the reigning WMA Indoor and Outdoor Champion Mattias Sunneborn, Sweden and a large entry from the host nation. The Outdoor events include cross-country, weight throw and javelin.

Bridget Cushen
March 19, 2017