11/07/2019   Incredible mistake

Misinformation in sport is a fact that can happen.

Particularly when the topic in question is that of a world record.


But we would never have believed that an organization like that of the 2019 University Games in Naples (ITA) published the starting list of today's 20km women's race walk with a great error.


Yelena Lashmanova (RUS) is not the holder of the world record of the specialty that belongs to Liu Hong (CHN) in 1:24:38 obtained in La Coruna on 6.6.2015 ( click here ).


It was enough to go to the IAAF website to immediately get the updated record.


The performance obtained by Yelena Lashmanova (RUS) could not be approved as a world record due to the absence of one of the main requirements: the lack of presence in the jury of at least three international judges from different countries. ( click here )


Too bad having to read this kind of misinformation.


In any case, rectified within a few hours. Thank you.


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