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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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.