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The sport of walking for speed, the rules of which require the racer to maintain continual foot contact with the ground and to keep the supporting leg straight at the knee from first contact with the ground until that leg is directly below the upper body.

race′walk′ v.
race′walk′er n.
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the activity of racing by walking fast rather than running
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Among the key decisions that were arrived at during the meeting are: confirming the Indian city of Ranchi as host of the next Asian Championships; naming Bangkok as host of the 2017 Asian Youth Championships from May 16-19; reconfirming Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, as host of the 2016 Asian Junior Championships from June 3-6; giving the hosting rights of the 2016 Asian 20km Racewalking Championships on March 20 to Nomi-shi, Japan (a qualifying event for the Rio Olympic Games); and awarding the 2017 Asian Marathon Championship, to be held in April, to the city of Shanghai.
Starting from the idea of italian trainer Perez (1994), that the correct execution of the racewalking step is very important, as it ensures not only the athlete's presence in the race but it also helps saving energy and getting important performances, we thought it necessary to create the biomechanical model of the racewalker.
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Aleppo, (SANA)- Syria's Athletics Women's National Team scored remarkable results on the 1st day of West Asia Athletics Championship currently being held in Aleppo with the participation of 11 countries.The Women's Team won 4 gold, 4 silver and two bronze medals, whereas players of Syrian National Men's Athletics Team won two bronze medals in today's competitions.In the 10-km racewalking competition, athlete Oroba al-Amo won the gold medal, whereas Rania Osman won the silver medal.In the 100-meter hurdles, Fadwa Bouza won the gold medal, and Mariana Sukkar won the bronze medal in the same competition.In the high jump competition, Riham Shaima won the silver medal, whereas Rahaf Shindi won the bronze medal.