1997 World Championships in Athletics – Men's 20 kilometres walk

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These are the official results of the Men's 20 km Walk event at the 1997 World Championships held on Saturday 2 August 1997 in Athens, Greece. There were a total number of 49 participating athletes.

Medalists[edit]

Gold Mexico Daniel García
Mexico (MEX)
Silver Russia Mikhail Shchennikov
Russia (RUS)
Bronze Belarus Mikhail Khmelnitskiy
Belarus (BLR)

Abbreviations[edit]

  • All times shown are in hours:minutes:seconds
DNS did not start
NM no mark
WR world record
AR area record
NR national record
PB personal best
SB season best

Records[edit]

Standing records prior to the 1997 World Athletics Championships
Event Record Narinder Singh 1:24:50 19 April 1997 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
World Record  Bu Lingtang (CHN) 1:18.04 April 7, 1994 China Beijing, PR China
Event Record  Maurizio Damilano (ITA) 1:19.37 August 24, 1991 Japan Tokyo, Japan

Startlist[edit]

Intermediates[edit]

Final ranking[edit]

Rank Athlete Time Note
1st, gold medalist(s)  Daniel García (MEX) 1:21:43
2nd, silver medalist(s)  Mikhail Shchennikov (RUS) 1:21:53
3rd, bronze medalist(s)  Mikhail Khmelnitskiy (BLR) 1:22:01
4  Yu Guohui (CHN) 1:22:57
5  Li Zewen (CHN) 1:23:03
6  Yevgeniy Misyulya (BLR) 1:23:10
7  Michele Didoni (ITA) 1:23:14
8  Giovanni De Benedictis (ITA) 1:23:33
9  Hatem Ghoula (TUN) 1:23:49
10  Daniel Plaza (ESP) 1:23:53
11  Robert Ihly (GER) 1:24:12
12  Alessandro Gandellini (ITA) 1:24:24
13  Igor Kollár (SVK) 1:24:37
14  Jefferson Pérez (ECU) 1:24:46
15  Jacek Muller (POL) 1:24:47
16  Joel Sánchez (MEX) 1:24:48
17  Denis Langlois (FRA) 1:25:27
18  Omar Zepeda (MEX) 1:25:38
19  Nicholas A'Hern (AUS) 1:25:46
20  Artur Meleshkevich (BLR) 1:25:47
21  Sérgio Galdino (BRA) 1:25:50
22  Roberto Oscal (GUA) 1:26:20
23  Marco Giungi (ITA) 1:26:23
24  Modris Liepins (LAT) 1:26:24
25  Jean-Olivier Brosseau (FRA) 1:26:39
26  Sándor Urbanik (HUN) 1:26:50
27  Gyula Dudás (HUN) 1:27:17
28  José Urbano (POR) 1:27:25
29  Milos Holusa (CZE) 1:27:27
30  Fedosei Ciumacenco (MDA) 1:28:51
31  Luis Fernando García (GUA) 1:28:51
32  Dion Russell (AUS) 1:30:49
33  Róbert Valíček (SVK) 1:31:28
34  Curt Clausen (USA) 1:32:05
35  Valeriy Borisov (KAZ) 1:32:32
36  Dimitrios Orfanopoulos (GRE) 1:32:37
37  Fernando Vázquez (ESP) 1:32:44
38  Chris Britz (RSA) 1:34:02
DID NOT FINISH (DNF)
 Aigars Fadejevs (LAT) DNF
 Scott Nelson (NZL) DNF
 Claus Jørgensen (DEN) DNF
 Thierry Toutain (FRA) DNF
 Vladimir Andreyev (RUS) DNF
DISQUALIFIED (DSQ)
 Jan Staaf (SWE) DSQ
 Andreas Erm (GER) DSQ
 Julio René Martínez (GUA) DSQ
 Ilya Markov (RUS) DSQ
 Rami Ali Deeb (PLE) DSQ
 Narinder Singh Al Harbans Singh (MAS) DSQ

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