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Choeyang, the first Tibetan Olympiad

Aug 8, 2012

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A 21-year-old Tibetan girl Choeyang from Amdo (Qinghai Province) is believed to be the first Tibetan Olympiad.

Tibet Foundation is very excited to be able to cheer Choeyang (Shenjie Qieyang) - a 21 year old Tibetan athlete - in the women's 20km walk. 

With the World Record standing at 1:25:08 and the Olympics Record at 1:26:31, Choeyang's personal best of 1:27:04 puts her in walking distance of securing a podium finish.

The 20 km race walk event will begin at 17:00 hrs on Saturday 11th August. The athletes will begin the race from The Mall and go around the Queen Victoria Memorial, completing 10 laps of the 2km course. 

UK readers can see more information on the BBC website (may not be accessible outside the UK).