Athletics: Sim sets new national 20km race walking record in Asian championship

Edmund Sim Soo Chye set a new national record in the Asian 20km Race Walking Championships with a time of 1hr 34min 49sec
Edmund Sim Soo Chye set a new national record in the Asian 20km Race Walking Championships with a time of 1hr 34min 49secPHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - Edmund Sim Soo Chye has set a new national record in the Asian 20km Race Walking Championships held in Nomi City with a time of 1hr 34min 49sec on Sunday.

This previous national record of 1:36:01 was also set by Sim four years ago at the same Championships.

At the 42nd Singapore Under-18 and U20 Athletics Championships held at the Bukit Gombak Stadium, a new U-18 boys' discus 1.5kg record of 55.06m was set by Eric Yee. His effort bettered his own record of 54.93m.