Tokyo Olympics: Gurpreet Singh pulls out of 50km race walk event due to cramps

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By: Debalina Ghosh

Last Update: 2021-08-06 14:46:57 IST

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The 37-year-old Indian, Gurpreet Singh, one of the lowest ranked athletes in the event, was 51st at the 35km mark. He took 2hrs 55 minutes and 19 seconds but was dropped out just after that due to cramps.

Tokyo Olympics: Gurpreet Singh pulls out of 50km race walk event due to cramps

The 37-year-old Indian, Gurpreet Singh, one of the lowest ranked athletes in the event, was 51st at the 35km mark. He took 2hrs 55 minutes and 19 seconds but was dropped out just after that due to cramps.

India’s Gurpreet Singh failed to finish the men’s 50km race walk event of the Olympics, pulling out after the 35km mark due to cramps under hot and humid conditions in Tokyo on Friday.

The 37-year-old, was one of the lowest ranked athletes in the event, was 51st at the 35km mark. He took 2hrs 55 minutes and 19 seconds but was dropped out just after that due to cramps.

Gurpreet had slowed down considerably. He was seen sitting on the sidelines after the 35km mark. The medical team of the race tried to help him but did seem to be in much trouble.

Gurpreet Singh has a personal best of 3:59:42. He has nailed this time while winning gold during the National Open Race Walk Championships in February.

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