Athletics at the 2008 Summer Olympics – Men's 20 kilometres walk

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Men's 20 kilometres walk
at the Games of the XXIX Olympiad
Venue Beijing Olympic Stadium
Dates August 16
Competitors 51 from 30 nations
Winning time 1:19:01
Medalists
Gold medal    Russia
Silver medal    Ecuador
Bronze medal    Australia
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200 m men women
400 m men women
800 m men women
1500 m men women
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20 km walk men women
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Discus throw men women
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Decathlon men

The men's 20 kilometres walk at the 2008 Summer Olympics took place on 16 August at the Beijing National Stadium.[1]

The qualifying standards were 1:23:00 (A standard) and 1:24:30 (B standard).[2]

Records[edit]

Prior to this competition, the existing world and Olympic records were as follows:

World record Russia Sergey Morozov (RUS) 1:16:43 Saransk, Russia 8 June 2008
Olympic record  Robert Korzeniowski (POL) 1:18:59 Sydney, Australia 22 September 2000

No new world or Olympic records were set for this event.

Results[edit]

Rank Athlete Nationality Time Notes[3]
1st Valeriy Borchin Russia 1:19:01
2nd Jefferson Pérez Ecuador 1:19:15 SB
3rd Jared Tallent Australia 1:19:42
4 Wang Hao China 1:19:47 PB
5 Ivano Brugnetti Italy 1:19:51 SB
6 Luke Adams Australia 1:19:57
7 Paquillo Fernández Spain 1:20:32
8 Robert Heffernan Ireland 1:20:36
9 Luis Fernando López Colombia 1:20:59 SB
10 Chu Yafei China 1:21:17
11 Yuki Yamazaki Japan 1:21:18 SB
12 Juan Manuel Molina Spain 1:21:25
13 Benjamin Sánchez Spain 1:21:38
14 José Alessandro Bagio Brazil 1:21:43 SB
15 Eder Sánchez Mexico 1:21:53
16 Koichiro Morioka Japan 1:21:57
17 Ilya Markov Russia 1:22:02
18 Giorgio Rubino Italy 1:22:11
19 David Kimutai Kenya 1:22:21 SB
20 Rolando Saquipay Ecuador 1:22:32
21 Erik Tysse Norway 1:22:43
22 Ivan Trotski Belarus 1:22:55
23 Kim Hyun-Sub South Korea 1:22:57
24 Andriy Kovenko Ukraine 1:22:59
25 André Höhne Germany 1:23:13
26 Matej Tóth Slovakia 1:23:17
27 Hatem Ghoula Tunisia 1:23:44
28 Dzianis Simanovich Belarus 1:23:53
29 Rafał Augustyn Poland 1:24:25
30 Dong Jimin China 1:24:34
31 James Rendón Colombia 1:24:41
32 João Vieira Portugal 1:25:05
33 Park Chil-Sung South Korea 1:25:07
34 Hassanine Sebei Tunisia 1:25:23
35 Marius Žiukas Lithuania 1:25:36
36 David Mejia Mexico 1:26:45
37 Jean-Jacques Nkouloukidi Italy 1:26:53
38 Andrés Chocho Ecuador 1:27:09
39 Allan Segura Costa Rica 1:27:10
40 Juan Manuel Cano Argentina 1:27:17
41 Predrag Filipovic Serbia 1:28:15
42 Rustam Kuvatov Kazakhstan 1:28:25
43 Kevin Eastler United States 1:28:44
44 Siarhei Charnou Belarus 1:29:38
45 Sérgio Vieira Portugal 1:29:51
46 Jakub Jelonek Poland 1:30:37
47 Fedosei Ciumacenco Moldova 1:31:37
48 Mohamed Ameur Algeria 1:32:21
49 Recep Çelik Turkey 1:32:54
Chris Erickson Australia DQ
Takayuki Tanii Japan DQ

PB = Personal Best, SB = Season Best

Intermediates[edit]

Intermediate Athlete Country Mark
4 KM 1. Rustam Kuvatov  Kazakhstan 16:20
2. Paquillo Fernández  Spain +0:03
3. Ivano Brugnetti  Italy s.t.
4. Luke Adams  Australia s.t.
5. Luis Fernando López  Colombia s.t.
8 KM 1. Ivano Brugnetti  Italy 32:38
2. Paquillo Fernández  Spain +0:01
3. Luke Adams  Australia s.t.
4. Yafei Chu  China s.t.
5. Eder Sánchez  Mexico s.t.
12 KM 1. Ivano Brugnetti  Italy 48:36
2. Paquillo Fernández  Spain s.t.
3. Luis Fernando López  Colombia +0:01
4. Robert Heffernan  Ireland s.t.
5. Jefferson Pérez  Ecuador s.t.
16 KM 1. Valeriy Borchin  Russia 1:04:05
2. Jefferson Pérez  Ecuador s.t.
3. Jared Tallent  Australia +0:02
4. Ivano Brugnetti  Italy +0:03
5. Paquillo Fernández  Spain +0:07

s.t. - same time.

References[edit]