Athletics at the 2008 Summer Olympics – Men's 50 kilometres walk

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Men's 50 kilometres walk
at the Games of the XXIX Olympiad
Venue Beijing Olympic Stadium
Dates August 22
Competitors 61 from 32 nations
Winning time 3:37:09 OR
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Alex Schwazer  Italy
2nd, silver medalist(s) Jared Tallent  Australia
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Denis Nizhegorodov  Russia
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Heptathlon women
Decathlon men

The men's 50 kilometres walk at the 2008 Summer Olympics took place on August 22 at the Beijing National Stadium.[1]

The qualifying standards were 4:00:00 (A standard) and 4:07:00 (B standard).[2]

Records[edit]

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

World record Russia Denis Nizhegorodov (RUS) 3:34:14 Cheboksary, Russia 11 May 2008
Olympic record  Vyacheslav Ivanenko (URS) 3:38:29 Seoul, South Korea 30 September 1988

The following new Olympic record was set during this competition.

Date Name Nationality Time OR WR
22 August Alex Schwazer  Italy 3:37:09 OR

Results[edit]

Rank Athlete Nationality Time Notes
1st, gold medalist(s) Alex Schwazer  Italy 3:37:09 OR
2nd, silver medalist(s) Jared Tallent  Australia 3:39:27 PB
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Denis Nizhegorodov  Russia 3:40:14
4 Jesús Ángel García  Spain 3:44:08 SB
5 Erik Tysse  Norway 3:45:21 PB
6 Horacio Nava  Mexico 3:45:21 PB
7 Yuki Yamazaki  Japan 3:45:47
8 Rafał Fedaczyński  Poland 3:46:51 PB
9 Grzegorz Sudoł  Poland 3:47:18
10 Luke Adams  Australia 3:47:45 PB
11 Antonio Pereira  Portugal 3:48:12 NR
12 André Höhne  Germany 3:49:52
13 Mikel Odriozola  Spain 3:51:30
14 Li Jianbo  China 3:52:20
15 Jarkko Kinnunen  Finland 3:52:25 PB
16 Igors Kazakevics  Latvia 3:52:38 PB
17 Si Tianfeng  China 3:52:58
18 Jesús Sánchez  Mexico 3:53:58
19 Marco de Luca  Italy 3:54:47
20 Antti Kempas  Finland 3:55:19 PB
21 Zhao Chengliang  China 3:56:47
22 Luis Fernando García  Guatemala 3:56:58 SB
23 Mario Iván Flores  Mexico 3:58:04
24 Sergiy Budza  Ukraine 3:58:21 PB
25 Fausto Quinde  Ecuador 3:59:28 PB
26 Santiago Pérez  Spain 3:59:41 SB
27 Oleksiy Shelest  Ukraine 3:59:46
28 Eddy Riva  France 4:00:49
29 Takayuki Tanii  Japan 4:01:37
30 Nenad Filipović  Serbia 4:02:16 PB
31 Kim Dong-Young  South Korea 4:02:32
32 Tadas Suskevicius  Lithuania 4:02:45
33 Hatem Ghoula  Tunisia 4:03:47
34 Rodrigo Moreno  Colombia 4:03:52
35 Milos Batovsky  Slovakia 4:06:30
36 Xavier Moreno  Ecuador 4:07:04
37 Konstadinos Stefanopoulos  Greece 4:07:53
38 Tim Berrett  Canada 4:08:18
39 Philip Dunn  United States 4:08:32
40 Augusto Cardoso  Portugal 4:09:00
41 Mário dos Santos  Brazil 4:10:25
42 Ingus Janevics  Latvia 4:12:45
43 Andrei Stsepanchuk  Belarus 4:14:09
44 Jamie Costin  Ireland 4:15:16
45 Roman Bilek  Czech Republic 4:18:32
46 Zoltán Czukor  Hungary 4:20:07
47 Kazimir Verkin  Slovakia 4:21:26
Oleksiy Kazanin  Ukraine DNF
Yohan Diniz  France DNF
Trond Nymark  Norway DNF
Donatas Skarnulis  Lithuania DNF
Sergey Kirdyapkin  Russia DNF
Adam Rutter  Australia DNF
Peter Korcok  Slovakia DNF
Artur Brzozowski  Poland DQ
Diego Cafagna  Italy DQ
Colin Griffin  Ireland DQ
Salvador Mira  El Salvador DQ
Darius Skarnulis  Lithuania DQ
Igor Erokhin  Russia DNS
Joao Vieira  Portugal DNS

OR - Olympic Record / PB - Personal Best / SB - Season Best / NR - National Record / DNF - Did Not Finish / DQ - Disqualified / DNS - Did Not Start

Intermediates[edit]

Intermediate Athlete Country Mark
10 km 1. Denis Nizhegorodov  Russia 44:39
2. Adam Rutter  Australia s.t.
3. Jianbo Li  China s.t.
4. Jared Tallent  Australia +0:01
5. Alex Schwazer  Italy s.t.
20 km 1. Denis Nizhegorodov  Russia 1:27:38
2. Jianbo Li  China +0:01
3. Jared Tallent  Australia s.t.
4. Alex Schwazer  Italy s.t.
5. Yohan Diniz  France +0:08
30 km 1. Jared Tallent  Australia 2:10:38
2. Alex Schwazer  Italy +0:01
3. Denis Nizhegorodov  Russia s.t.
4. Jianbo Li  China s.t.
5. Yohan Diniz  France +1:48
40 km 1. Jared Tallent  Australia 2:54:36
2. Alex Schwazer  Italy s.t.
3. Denis Nizhegorodov  Russia s.t.
4. Jianbo Li  China +1:58
5. Grzegorz Sudol  Poland +3:56

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.