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World Athletics Race Walking Team Championships to begin in Antalya, Türkiye

431 athletes from 52 countries to compete for spots at Paris 2024 Olympic Games

09:51 - 21/04/2024 Sunday
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The World Athletics Race Walking Team Championships will start on Sunday in the Turkish Riviera resort city of Antalya, the very first time Türkiye has hosted the event.


In the event to be held in the EXPO 2016 area, 431 athletes from 52 countries will compete for spots in the Paris 2024 Olympic Games, set to start in July.


In the MIX relay, held by World Athletics (WA) for the first time in this championship, 127 athletes will compete.


Representing Türkiye in the championship will be Meryem Bekmez, Kader Dost, Ayse Tekdal, Emine Ceylan, Elif Nur Ozbey, Selin Cadir, Salih Korkmaz, Mazlum Demir, Hayrettin Yildiz, Sahin Senoduncu, Ozan Bayram, Diyar Bayram, Harun Bilir, Tulin Ek, Esma Oztekin, Serife Berra Guven, Mehmet Gungor, Seyhmus Capat and Ilhan Govce.


The World Athletics Race Walking Team Championships, known as the Lugano Cup after the city where it was first held until 2016, was first organized by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) in 1961.




Below is a list of the countries and cities that have hosted the World Athletics Race Walking Team Championships through this years, including 2024:


YearCityCountry


1961 Lugano Switzerland


1963 Varese Italy


1965 Pescara Italy


1967 Bad Saarow East Germany


1970 Eschborn West Germany


1973 Lugano Switzerland


1975 Grand-Quevilly France


1977 Milton Keynes United Kingdom


1979 Eschborn West Germany


1981 Valencia Spain


1983 Bergen Norway


1985 St John's, Isle of Man Isle of Man


1987 New York City United States


1989 L'Hospitalet Spain


1991 San Jose United States


1993 Monterrey Mexico


1995 Beijing China


1997 Podebrady Czech Republic


1999 Mezidon-Canon France


2002 Turin Italy


2004 Naumburg Germany


2006 La Coruna Spain


2008 Cheboksary Russia


2010 Chihuahua Mexico


2012 Saransk Russia


2014 Taicang China


2016 Rome Italy


2018 Taicang China


2020 postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic


2022 Muscat Oman


2024 Antalya Türkiye

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