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

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Women's 20 kilometres walk
at the Games of the XXIX Olympiad
Venue Beijing National Stadium
Dates 21 August 2008
Competitors 48 from 30 nations
Winning time 1:26:31 OR
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Olga Kaniskina  Russia
2nd, silver medalist(s) Kjersti Plätzer  Norway
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Elisa Rigaudo  Italy
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Athletics at the
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Track events
100 m   men   women
200 m men women
400 m men women
800 m men women
1500 m men women
5000 m men women
10,000 m men women
100 m hurdles women
110 m hurdles men
400 m hurdles men women
3000 m
steeplechase
men women
4 × 100 m relay men women
4 × 400 m relay men women
Road events
Marathon men women
20 km walk men women
50 km walk men
Field events
Long jump men women
Triple jump men women
High jump men women
Pole vault men women
Shot put men women
Discus throw men women
Javelin throw men women
Hammer throw men women
Combined events
Heptathlon women
Decathlon men

The women's 20 km walk event at the 2008 Olympic Games took place on August 21 at the Beijing Olympic Stadium.[1] The qualifying standards were 1:33.30 (A standard) and 1:38.00 (B standard).[2]

Records[edit]

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

World record  Olimpiada Ivanova (RUS) 1:25:41 Helsinki, Finland 7 August 2005
Olympic record  Wang Liping (CHN) 1:29:05 Sydney, Australia 28 September 2000

Schedule[edit]

All times are China standard time (UTC+8)

Date Time Round
Thursday, 21 August 2008 09:00 Final

Results[edit]

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1st, gold medalist(s) Olga Kaniskina  Russia 1:26:31 OR
2nd, silver medalist(s) Kjersti Plätzer  Norway 1:27:07 NR
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Elisa Rigaudo  Italy 1:27:12 PB
4 Liu Hong  China 1:27:17 PB
5 María Vasco  Spain 1:27:25 NR
6 Beatriz Pascual  Spain 1:27:44 PB
7 Olive Loughnane  Ireland 1:27:45 PB
8 Ana Cabecinha  Portugal 1:27:46 NR
9 Vera Santos  Portugal 1:28:14 PB
10 Ryta Turava  Belarus 1:28:26 SB
11 Tatyana Sibileva  Russia 1:28:28
12 Shi Na  China 1:29:08 SB
13 Mayumi Kawasaki  Japan 1:29:43
14 Sabine Zimmer  Germany 1:30:19
15 Sonata Milušauskaité  Lithuania 1:30:26 NR
16 Vira Zozulya  Ukraine 1:30:31
17 María José Poves  Spain 1:30:52
18 Kristina Saltanovic  Lithuania 1:31:03 SB
19 Jane Saville  Australia 1:31:17
20 Sylwia Korzeniowska  Poland 1:31:19
21 Johanna Jackson  Great Britain 1:31:33 NR
22 Melanie Seeger  Germany 1:31:56
23 Ana Maria Groza  Romania 1:32:16
24 Evaggelía Xinoú  Greece 1:32:19 PB
25 Sachiko Konishi  Japan 1:32:21
26 Zuzana Schindlerová  Czech Republic 1:32:57 PB
27 Claire Woods  Australia 1:33:02 =PB
28 Kim Mi-Jung  South Korea 1:33:55
29 Svetlana Tolstaya  Kazakhstan 1:34:03 SB
30 Joanne Dow  United States 1:34:15 SB
31 Zuzana Malíková  Slovakia 1:34:33 SB
32 Sniazhana Yurchanka  Belarus 1:35:33
33 Nadiya Prokopuk  Ukraine 1:35:50
34 Sandra Zapata  Colombia 1:36:18
35 Johana Ordóñez  Ecuador 1:36:26
36 Tania Regina Spindler  Brazil 1:36:46
37 Verónica Colindres  El Salvador 1:36:52 SB
38 Edina Füsti  Hungary 1:37:03
39 Kellie Wapshott  Australia 1:37:59
40 Déspina Zapounídou  Greece 1:39:11
41 Jolanta Dukure  Latvia 1:41:03
42 Evelyn Núñez  Guatemala 1:44:13
Tatyana Kalmykova  Russia DQ
Yang Mingxia  China DQ
Elena Ginko  Belarus DQ
Athanasía Tsoumeléka  Greece 1:27:54 DSQ
Yuan Yufang  Malaysia DNF
Susana Feitor  Portugal DNF

OR - Olympic Record, NR - National Record, PB - Personal Best (= - Equaled), SB - Season Best

Intermediates[edit]

Intermediate Athlete Country Mark
4 km 1. Olga Kaniskina  Russia 17:00
2. María Vasco  Spain +0:27
3. Vera Santos  Portugal s.t.
4. Ryta Turava  Belarus s.t.
5. Elisa Rigaudo  Italy s.t.
8 km 1. Olga Kaniskina  Russia 34:09
2. Kjersti Plätzer  Norway +0:41
3. Ryta Turava  Belarus s.t.
4. Tatyana Kalmykova  Russia +0:42
5. Beatriz Pascual  Spain s.t.
12 km 1. Olga Kaniskina  Russia 51:19
2. Ryta Turava  Belarus +0:41
3. Kjersti Plätzer  Norway +0:49
4. María Vasco  Spain s.t.
5. Tatyana Kalmykova  Russia +0:56
16 km 1. Olga Kaniskina  Russia 1:08:31
2. Ryta Turava  Belarus +0:59
3. Kjersti Plätzer  Norway +1:09
4. María Vasco  Spain s.t.
5. Hong Liu  China +1:20

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.