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
1st, gold medalist(s) Valeriy Borchin  Russia
2nd, silver medalist(s) Jefferson Perez  Ecuador
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Jared Tallent  Australia
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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, gold medalist(s) Valeriy Borchin  Russia 1:19:01
2nd, silver medalist(s) Jefferson Pérez  Ecuador 1:19:15 SB
3rd, bronze medalist(s) 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]

  1. ^ "Olympic Athletics Competition Schedule". IAAF. Archived from the original on 13 September 2008. Retrieved 2008-08-04. 
  2. ^ "Entry Standards - The XXIX Olympic Games - Beijing, China - 8/24 August 2008". IAAF. Archived from the original on 13 September 2008. Retrieved 2008-08-04. 
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2008-08-17. Retrieved 2008-08-16.  Retrieved 2008-08-16