13/02/2020   Antalya (TUR): many stars at the 20km Turkish championships




The 20km Turkish Championships will take place on Saturday 16 February in Antalya. (Spor Toto Turkish National Race Walking Championships)

The races will take place on the beautiful Adkeniz Boulevard, a splendid walk on the Mediterranean Sea in the south-west area of ​​the city.
Departure times will be as follows:
- 09:30: 20km women
- 10:10: 20km men
- 11:40: 10km U20 (men and women)
- 12:40: 10km U18 boys
- 13.40: 5km U18 girls
followed by two races on the 3km reserved to the U16.
20km women
There will be the complete Turkish women's team with Meryem Bekmez (1:29:36), Ayse Tekdal (1:32:01), Kader Dost (46:46 on 10km) and Evin Demir (45:54 on 10km).
They are also entered:
- for Belarus: Nastassia Yatsevich (1:20:30) and Hanna Terlyukevich (1:29:39)
- for Kazakistan: Galina Yakusheva (1:32:59) and three other athletes
- for Ukraine: a team of eight athletes led by Lyudmila Olyanovska (1:27:09) recently returned to competitions after the suspension for doping, with Nadia Borovska (1:29:22), Khrystyna Yudkina (1:32:44), Mariya Sakharuk (1:33:34) and Olena Sobchick (1:33:35)
20km men
A large parterre of athletes with the Turkish team in full led by Salih Korkmaz (1:20:35)
and Sahin Senoduncu (1:22:50).
They are also entered:
- for Belarus: Aliaksandr Liakhovich (1:21:12)
- the whole Ukrainian team led by Ihor Hlavan (1:19:59), and with Ivan Banzeruk (1:21:25), Eduard Zabuzhenko (1:22:16), Viktor Shumik (1:22:24) and with the presence of Maryan Zakalnytskyy (1:30:44) who usually dedicates himself to 50km.

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