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Russia climbs on top of overall medal table at athletics worlds

Russia climbs on top of overall medal table at athletics worlds
Russian Olga Kaniskina won gold in the women's 20-kilometer walk for a record third consecutive time at the athletics world championships in South Korea.

Draped in her country's flag, the 26 year old was beaming after finishing in just under 1 hour and 30 minutes.

The reigning European and Olympic champion broke clear of the pack two-thirds into the race and kept her tempo right through the finish, beating out Liu Hong of China and teammate Anisya Kirdyapkina.

Yet even now, with a hat trick of world championships, Kaniskina says she never lacks motivation.

Wednesday’s win pushed Russia to the top of the overall medal standings at the championships.