Athletics at the 1990 Commonwealth Games – Women's 10 kilometres walk

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The women's 10 kilometres walk event at the 1990 Commonwealth Games was held in Auckland. [1] It was the first time that a women's race walking event had taken place at the Commonwealth Games.

Racewalking athletic discipline

Racewalking, or race walking, is a long-distance discipline within the sport of athletics. Although it is a foot race, it is different from running in that one foot must appear to be in contact with the ground at all times. This is assessed by race judges. Typically held on either roads or on running tracks, common distances vary from 3000 metres (1.8 mi) up to 100 kilometres (62.1 mi).

Athletics at the 1990 Commonwealth Games

At the 1990 Commonwealth Games, the athletics events were held at the Mount Smart Stadium in Auckland, New Zealand from 27 January to 3 February 1990. A total of 42 events were contested, 23 by male and 19 by female athletes.

Auckland Metropolitan area in North Island, New Zealand

Auckland is a city in the North Island of New Zealand. Auckland is the largest urban area in the country, with an urban population of around 1,628,900. It is located in the Auckland Region—the area governed by Auckland Council—which includes outlying rural areas and the islands of the Hauraki Gulf, resulting in a total population of 1,695,900. A diverse and multicultural city, Auckland is home to the largest Polynesian population in the world. The Māori-language name for Auckland is Tāmaki or Tāmaki-makau-rau, meaning "Tāmaki with a hundred lovers", in reference to the desirability of its fertile land at the hub of waterways in all directions.

Results

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
Kerry Saxby-Junna Flag of Australia.svg  Australia 45:03
Anne Judkins Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand 47:03
Lisa Kehler Flag of England.svg  England 47:23
Lorraine Jachno Flag of Australia.svg  Australia 47:35
Janice McCaffrey Flag of Canada.svg  Canada 48:26
Beverley Hayman Flag of Australia.svg  Australia 48:50
Helen Elleker Flag of England.svg  England 49:51
Alison Baker Flag of Canada.svg  Canada 50:54
Ann Peel Flag of Canada.svg  Canada
Betty Sworowski Flag of England.svg  England
Jane Jackson Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand

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