2017 World Championships in Athletics – Men's 20 kilometres walk

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Men's 20 kilometres walk
at the 2017 World Championships
VenueOlympic Stadium
Dates13 August (final)
Competitors64 from 32 nations
Winning time1:18:53
Medalists
gold medal    Colombia
silver medal    Authorised Neutral Athletes
bronze medal    Brazil
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The men's 20 kilometres walk at the 2017 World Championships in Athletics was held on a two kilometre course comprising lengths of The Mall between Buckingham Palace and Admiralty Arch on 13 August.[1][2]

Summary[edit]

As is typical, this race started off as a pack. By 5K, the pack still numbered 32, exactly half the starters, walking a leisurely (for them) 19:54. The second 5K was exactly the same, passed in 39:48 but the pack had worn down to 17. British champion, walking before the home crowd, accelerated the pace, dropping many off the pack. But out in front, Bosworth was given more scrutiny and earned the deadly red card disqualifying him from the race. By 15K in 59:33 (19:45), the pack was down to eight and defending champion Miguel Ángel López (Spain) was no longer one of them.[3] Rallying from a 23 second deficit at 10K, South African Lebogang Shange came back to the group as others dropped off. By the last 2K loop, the leaders Éider Arévalo (Colombia) and Sergey Shirobokov, an Authorised Neutral Athlete were in racewalking's version of a sprint finish, dropping Shange, Christopher Linke (Germany), Dane Bird-Smith (Australia), Wang Kaihua (China) and Caio Bonfim (Brazil) to fight for bronze. Arévalo broke the race open enough to get a Colombian flag from the audience, holding it around his neck as he made sure he had enough of a gap on Shirobokov, then crossing the finish line with the flag held high two seconds ahead. 9 second behind them, Bonfim had broken away from Shange to secure bronze. Arévalo, Bonfim and Shange all set national records.[4]

Records[edit]

Before the competition records were as follows:[5]

Record Perf. Athlete Nat. Date Location
World 1:16:36 Yusuke Suzuki  JPN 15 Mar 2015 Nomi, Japan
Championship 1:17:21 Jefferson Pérez  ECU 23 Aug 2003 Saint-Denis, France
World leading 1:17:54 Wang Kaihua  CHN 4 Mar 2017 Huangshan, China
African 1:19:02 Hatem Ghoula  TUN 10 May 1997 Eisenhüttenstadt, Germany
Asian 1:16:36 Yusuke Suzuki  JPN 15 Mar 2015 Nomi, Japan
NACAC 1:17:46 Julio René Martínez  GUA 8 May 1999 Eisenhüttenstadt, Germany
South American 1:17:21 Jefferson Pérez  ECU 23 Aug 2003 Saint-Denis, France
European 1:17:02 Yohann Diniz  FRA 8 Mar 2015 Arles, France
Oceanian 1:17:33 Nathan Deakes  AUS 23 Apr 2015 Cixi, China

The following records were set at the competition:[6]

Record Perf. Athlete Nat. Date
Brazilian 1:19:04 Caio Bonfim  BRA 13 Aug 2017
South African 1:19:18 Lebogang Shange  RSA
Colombian 1:18:53 Éider Arévalo  COL

Qualification standard[edit]

The standard to qualify automatically for entry was 1:24:00.[7]

Results[edit]

The final took place on 13 August at 14:19. The results were as follows:[3]

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1st, gold medalist(s) Éider Arévalo  Colombia (COL) 1:18:53 NR
2nd, silver medalist(s) Sergey Shirobokov  Authorised Neutral Athletes (ANA) 1:18:55
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Caio Bonfim  Brazil (BRA) 1:19:04 NR
4 Lebogang Shange  South Africa (RSA) 1:19:18 NR
5 Christopher Linke  Germany (GER) 1:19:21
6 Dane Bird-Smith  Australia (AUS) 1:19:28 PB
7 Wang Kaihua  China (CHN) 1:19:30
8 Álvaro Martín  Spain (ESP) 1:19:41 SB
9 Alberto Amezcua  Spain (ESP) 1:19:46 PB
10 Miguel Ángel López  Spain (ESP) 1:19:57 SB
11 Isamu Fujisawa  Japan (JPN) 1:20:04
12 Artur Brzozowski  Poland (POL) 1:20:33 PB
13 Diego García  Spain (ESP) 1:20:34 PB
14 Eiki Takahashi  Japan (JPN) 1:20:36
15 Nils Brembach  Germany (GER) 1:20:42 PB
16 Giorgio Rubino  Italy (ITA) 1:20:47 SB
17 Hagen Pohle  Germany (GER) 1:20:53 SB
18 Brian Pintado  Ecuador (ECU) 1:21:17 PB
19 Jin Xiangqian  China (CHN) 1:21:24
20 Damian Błocki  Poland (POL) 1:21:29 PB
21 Erick Barrondo  Guatemala (GUA) 1:21:34 SB
22 Aliaksandr Liakhovich  Belarus (BLR) 1:21:39
23 Irfan Kolothum Thodi  India (IND) 1:21:40
24 Kévin Campion  France (FRA) 1:21:46
25 Francesco Fortunato  Italy (ITA) 1:22:01 PB
26 Kim Hyun-sub  South Korea (KOR) 1:22:08
27 Ruslan Dmytrenko  Ukraine (UKR) 1:22:26 SB
28 Mauricio Arteaga  Ecuador (ECU) 1:22:28 SB
29 Marius Žiūkas  Lithuania (LTU) 1:22:38
30 Samuel Gathimba  Kenya (KEN) 1:22:52 SB
31 Choe Byeong-kwang  South Korea (KOR) 1:22:54 SB
32 Ivan Losyev  Ukraine (UKR) 1:23:03 SB
33 César Augusto Rodríguez  Peru (PER) 1:23:05 PB
34 Wang Rui  China (CHN) 1:23:09
35 Jesús Tadeo Vega  Mexico (MEX) 1:23:10 SB
36 Georgiy Sheiko  Kazakhstan (KAZ) 1:23:11
37 Perseus Karlström  Sweden (SWE) 1:23:36
38 Daisuke Matsunaga  Japan (JPN) 1:23:39
39 Yerko Araya  Chile (CHI) 1:23:46
40 José Alejandro Barrondo  Guatemala (GUA) 1:23:47
41 Callum Wilkinson  Great Britain & N.I. (GBR) 1:23:54
42 Alexandros Papamichail  Greece (GRE) 1:23:56
43 Pedro Daniel Gómez  Mexico (MEX) 1:24:11
44 Anatole Ibáñez  Sweden (SWE) 1:24:23 SB
45 Ersin Tacir  Turkey (TUR) 1:24:43
46 Juan Manuel Cano  Argentina (ARG) 1:24:49
47 Manuel Esteban Soto  Colombia (COL) 1:24:56
48 Matteo Giupponi  Italy (ITA) 1:25:20 SB
49 Dzmitry Dziubin  Belarus (BLR) 1:25:41
50 Devender Singh  India (IND) 1:25:47
51 Benjamin Thorne  Canada (CAN) 1:26:56
52 José María Raymundo  Guatemala (GUA) 1:27:09
53 Jakub Jelonek  Poland (POL) 1:27:43
54 Ganapathi Krishnan  India (IND) 1:28:32
55 Serhiy Budza  Ukraine (UKR) 1:29:25
56 Rhydian Cowley  Australia (AUS) 1:30:40
57 Kim Dae-ho  South Korea (KOR) 1:30:41
58 Mert Atlı  Turkey (TUR) 1:31:26
Salih Korkmaz  Turkey (TUR) DNF
Eder Sánchez  Mexico (MEX)
Simon Wachira  Kenya (KEN)
Tom Bosworth  Great Britain & N.I. (GBR) DQ 230.6(a)
Alex Wright  Ireland (IRL)
Richard Vargas  Venezuela (VEN)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "20 Kilometre Race Walk Men − Timetable". IAAF. Retrieved 9 August 2017.
  2. ^ Start list
  3. ^ a b "20 Kilometres Race Walk Men − Final − Results" (PDF). IAAF. Retrieved 14 August 2017.
  4. ^ "Report: men's 20km race walk - IAAF World Championships London 2017". IAAF. Retrieved 16 August 2017.
  5. ^ "20 Kilometres Race Walk Men – Records". IAAF. Retrieved 31 July 2017.
  6. ^ "Records Set - Final" (PDF). IAAF. Retrieved 14 August 2017.
  7. ^ "Qualification System and Entry Standards" (PDF). IAAF. Retrieved 9 August 2017.