2019 Asian Race Walking Championships

Last Updated on January 13, 2023 by Andrew Pirie

2019 Asian Race Walking Championships

March 18, 2019

With the possibility, 20k Racewalk might be cut from the 2019 SEA Games. This is not only a blow for the other SEA Nations but also for the hosts. The Philippines was not represented by any athletes the 2019 Asian Race Walking Champs in Nomi Japan March 17, 2019. And attempts to level up this event in the Philippines by the PATAFA have been rather limited.

Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, and Vietnam all sent representatives to the 20km Race Walk Champs.

The Standards for the 20k Walk at the World Champs re 1:22.30 for Men and 1:33.30 for Women.   In Men 19 athletes went under this standard at this meet. 9 Japanese did, in fact the Top 5 athletes in the Men’s Division were all Japanese. However, only 3 can qualify.


Men Qualified for Worlds in Doha, Qatar (Total 19)

  • 3 of 9 Japanese
  • 2 China Men
  • 1 Australian
  • 1 Kazakh
  • 3 Koreans
  • 2 Indian


Women qualified for Worlds in Doha, Qatar (Total 10)

  • 3 Chinese (China got 1-2-3 in this event)
  • 3 Aussies
  • 3 Japs
  • 1 Kiwi

Regarding Olympic Qualifiers Qualifying began on September 28, 2018.  And Standards are higher than worlds at 1:21 and 1:31.


Men’s Qualified for Olympics in Tokyo, 2020 (Total 11)

  • 3 of 6 Japanese
  • 1 China Man
  • 1 Aussie
  • 1 Kazakh
  • 1 Korean
  • 1 Indian


Women Qualified for Olympics in Tokyo, 2020 (Total 4)

  • 3 Chinese
  • 1 Aussie

Looking at the difference between the world and Olympics its fair to say only around half the number of athletes that can qualify for worlds in this event can make the high Olympic standards.


Below are the results of the meet.

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By Andrew Pirie

Andrew was elected Vice President of the Association of Track and Field Statisticians in 2020 after being a member for 7 years. He has worked as a PSC Consultant and Research Assistant from 2013-2015, Consultant, and Sprint Coach at Zamboanga Sports Academy from 2015-2017. And Currently is Consultant Coach with VMUF 2021- Current editor and chief of Pinoyathletics.info, and has recently done consultancy work for Ayala Corp evaluating the Track and Field Program. Coaches Sprints, Middle and Jump events he is  Level 3 Athletics Australia Coaching Certification in Sprints and Hurdles. Currently working towards a Masters Degree in Education. He can be contacted on [email protected] You can find more information on Coaching here http://www.pinoyathletics.info/coaching-2/

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