Athletics at the 2016 Summer Olympics – Women's 20 kilometres walk

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Women's 20 kilometres walk
at the Games of the XXXI Olympiad
VenuePontal
Date19 August 2016
Competitors74 from 31 nations
Winning time1:28:35
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Liu Hong  China
2nd, silver medalist(s) María Guadalupe González  Mexico
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Lü Xiuzhi  China
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The women's 20 kilometres walk at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, was held on 19 August on a route along Pontal.

Summary[edit]

The race took off as a pack, with María Guadalupe González on point but nobody exerting any force to take the lead. Always present near the front were the three Chinese athletes; World champion and world record holder Liu Hong, world silver medalist Lü Xiuzhi and Qieyang Shenjie. Towering over the lead group was Anežka Drahotová. After the first laps, Lu and her teammates increased the pace from 9:17 initial laps to sub-9; walkers began to drop off the back of the pack, one by one. By the halfway mark, the pack was down to 15. Within the next kilometer, the pack was down to seven, González, two Italians; Antonella Palmisano and Eleonora Giorgi, Brazilian favorite Érica de Sena, and the two Chinese using the pace; Lu and Liu. Going to the 13K mark, Giorgi received the red paddle to step off the course. In the next 500 metres, Qieyang and Ana Cabecinha, who had fallen off the back were able to rejoin the pack. Qieyang continued past the pack to take the position at the front. After a brief visit, Cabecinha could not stay with the group. The pace continued to drop, down to 8:42 for the eighth lap, de Sena the next off the back. Before the end of the penultimate lap, Palmisano fell off the back, leaving the three Chinese vs González. But González held the lead, pushing the pace. Qieyang broke and quickly fell back to get passed by Palmisano. The lap finished in 8:40, the fastest yet. Through the last lap, the pace increased Each already had one red card on the board, Liu getting shown three yellow paddles during the lap, still chasing González a step behind with Lu first a step then dropping off the back with just over 500 metres to the finish. Down the final straight, Liu edged closer to González, then after getting a shoulder ahead, quickly expanded the lead. With six officials watching over the last 100 metres, Liu did not pick up any calls and crossed the finish line first, two seconds up on González, seven on Lu. Behind them, Qieyang surged back to Palmisano, but could not get past.

Records[edit]

The existing World and Olympic records stood as follows.

World record  Liu Hong (CHN) 1:24:38 A Coruña, Spain 6 June 2015
Olympic record  Elena Lashmanova (RUS) 1:25:02 London, United Kingdom 11 August 2012

Schedule[edit]

All times are Brasília Time (UTC–3)

Date Time Round
19 August 2016 14:30 Final

Results[edit]

Warnings (Athletes with 3 warnings are automatically disqualified)
  • ~ - Loss of Contact
  • > - Bent knee
Rank Start Name Nationality Time Notes[1]
1st, gold medalist(s) 9 Liu Hong  China 1:28:35 ~
2nd, silver medalist(s) 5 María Guadalupe González  Mexico 1:28:37 ~
3rd, bronze medalist(s) 57 Lü Xiuzhi  China 1:28:42 ~
4 41 Antonella Palmisano  Italy 1:29:03
5 1 Qieyang Shenjie  China 1:29:04
6 10 Ana Cabecinha  Portugal 1:29:23
7 4 Érica de Sena  Brazil 1:29:29 ~~
8 7 Beatriz Pascual  Spain 1:30:24
9 50 Regan Lamble  Australia 1:30:28 ~~
10 63 Anežka Drahotová  Czech Republic 1:30:43
11 3 Elisa Rigaudo  Italy 1:31:04 >
12 6 Inês Henriques  Portugal 1:31:28
13 15 Émilie Menuet  France 1:32:04 ~
14 69 Kimberly García  Peru 1:32:09
15 31 Antigoni Drisbioti  Greece 1:32:32
16 49 Kumiko Okada  Japan 1:32:42
17 62 Nastassia Yatsevich  Belarus 1:32:53 ~
18 52 Ángela Castro  Bolivia 1:32:54
19 11 Nadiya Borovska  Ukraine 1:33:01 ~~
20 2 Raquel González  Spain 1:33:03
21 72 Inna Kashyna  Ukraine 1:33:15
22 39 Maria Michta-Coffey  United States 1:33:36
23 74 María Guadalupe Sánchez  Mexico 1:33:44 ~~
24 13 Paola Pérez  Ecuador 1:33:53
25 22 Viktória Madarász  Hungary 1:33:59
26 37 Tanya Holliday  Australia 1:34:22 ~~
27 27 Magaly Bonilla  Ecuador 1:34:54 ~
28 18 Paulina Buziak  Poland 1:35:01
29 67 Brigita Virbalytė-Dimšienė  Lithuania 1:35:11
30 23 Mirna Ortiz  Guatemala 1:35:11
31 35 Wendy Cornejo  Bolivia 1:35:17 ~~
32 36 Sandra Arenas  Colombia 1:35:40 ~
33 26 Julia Takács  Spain 1:35:45
34 58 Miranda Melville  United States 1:35:48
35 45 Alana Barber  New Zealand 1:35:55
36 60 Maritza Guaman  Ecuador 1:35:56
37 56 Daniela Cardoso  Portugal 1:36:13
38 53 Yeseida Carrillo  Colombia 1:36:28
39 40 Jeon Yeong-eun  South Korea 1:36:31 ~~
40 20 Rachel Tallent  Australia 1:37:08 ~
41 21 Alejandra Ortega  Mexico 1:37:33
42 14 Grace Wanjiru  Kenya 1:37:49
43 64 Stefany Coronado  Bolivia 1:37:56
44 33 Agnieszka Szwarnóg  Poland 1:38:01
45 65 Andreea Arsine  Romania 1:38:16 ~
46 44 Valentyna Myronchuk  Ukraine 1:38:20 ~
47 61 Panayiota Tsinopoulou  Greece 1:38:24
48 46 Mária Czaková  Slovakia 1:38:29 ~
49 47 Cisiane Lopes  Brazil 1:38:35
50 51 Ana Veronica Rodean  Romania 1:38:42
51 30 Jessica Hancco  Peru 1:39:08
52 54 Maritza Poncio  Guatemala 1:40:09
53 16 Agnese Pastare  Latvia 1:40:15 >~
54 25 Khushbir Kaur  India 1:40:33 >
55 42 Mária Gáliková  Slovakia 1:40:35
56 24 Živilė Vaiciukevičiūtė  Lithuania 1:41:28
57 48 Claudia Ștef  Romania 1:41:47 >
58 68 Barbara Kovács  Hungary 1:42:11 ~
59 55 Rita Récsei  Hungary 1:42:41 ~
60 12 Chahinez Nasri  Tunisia 1:42:57
61 73 Askale Tiksa  Ethiopia 1:44:15 >>
62 17 Diana Aydosova  Kazakhstan 1:44:49 ~
63 28 Anel Oosthuizen  South Africa 1:45:06 >
29 Agnieszka Dygacz  Poland DNF ~
66 Sapana Sapana  India DNF
43 Yesenia Miranda  El Salvador DNF
59 Sandra Galvis  Colombia DNF
70 Neringa Aidietytė  Lithuania DNF
34 Yehualeye Beletew  Ethiopia DQ ~~>
8 Eleonora Giorgi  Italy DQ ~~~
38 Mayra Carolina Herrera  Guatemala DQ ~~~
19 Lee Da-seul  South Korea DQ ~~>
32 Lee Jeong-eun  South Korea DQ ~~>
71 Polina Repina  Kazakhstan DQ >>>

References[edit]

  1. ^ "20km walk women results". Athletics – Rio 2016 Olympics. Retrieved 2 August 2017.