#YangJiayu

20 March.Huangshan, Anhui, China
China's Yang Jiayu broke the women's world record for the 20 kilometre walk by covering the distance in 1hr 23min 49sec on Saturday. (AFP File Photo)

  • Yan Jiayu won the national title by beating Liu Hong, the 2016 Olympic gold medallist
  • Yang Jiayu sliced 49s off the old record (1hr 24min 38sec) set by fellow Chinese Liu Hong in 2015
  • Yang Jiayu broke the women's world record during the Chinese Championships in Huangshan