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The 20 kilometre race walk is an Olympic athletics event that is competed by both men and women. The racewalking event is competed as a road race. Athletes must always keep in contact with the ground and the supporting leg must remain straight until the raised leg passes it. 20 kilometres is 12.4274 miles.

Athletics
20 kilometre race walk
2005 World Championships in Athletics2.jpg
The men's 20 km race walk at the 2005 World Championships in Athletics
Men's records
WorldJapan Yusuke Suzuki 1:16:36 (2015)
OlympicChina Chen Ding 1:18.46 (2012)
Women's records
WorldChina Liu Hong 1:24:38 (2015)
OlympicRussia Elena Lashmanova 1:25:02 (2012)

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World recordsEdit

The men's world record for the 20 km race walk is held by Yusuke Suzuki, who walked 1:16:36 at the Asian Race Walking Championships in his home town of Nomi, Japan. Suzuki's new World Record came exactly one week after Yohann Diniz's mark who walked a then record time of 1:17:02 in Arles at the 2015 French championships. The women's world record of 1:24:38 was set by Liu Hong of China. Russian Elena Lashmanova, has served a previous ban for doping, currently holds a quicker time of 1:23:39 which is also the European record, but it has never been ratified as a world record.

All-time top 25 racewalkersEdit

MenEdit

  • Correct as of March 2019.[1]
Rank Time Athlete Nationality Date Place Ref
1 1:16:36 Yusuke Suzuki   Japan 15 March 2015 Nomi
2 1:16:43 # [2] Sergey Morozov   Russia 8 June 2008 Saransk
3 1:17:02 Yohann Diniz   France 8 March 2015 Arles
4 1:17:15 Toshikazu Yamanishi   Japan 17 March 2019 Nomi [3]
5 1:17:16 Vladimir Kanaykin   Russia 28 September 2007 Saransk
6 1:17:21 Jefferson Pérez   Ecuador 23 August 2003 Paris
7 1:17:22 Paquillo Fernández   Spain 28 April 2002 Turku
8 1:17:23 Vladimir Stankin   Russia 8 February 2004 Adler
9 1:17:24 Masatora Kawano   Japan 17 March 2019 Nomi [4]
10 1:17:25 Bernardo Segura   Mexico 7 May 1994 Bergen (track performance)
Sergey Shirobokov   Russia 9 June 2018 Cheboksary [5]
Koki Ikeda   Japan 17 March 2019 Nomi [6]
13 1:17:30 Alex Schwazer   Italy 18 March 2012 Lugano
14 1:17:33 Nathan Deakes   Australia 23 April 2005 Cixi City
15 1:17:36 Zhen Wang   China 30 March 2012 Taicang
16 1:17:38 Valeriy Borchin   Russia 28 February 2009 Adler
17 1:17:40 Chen Ding   China 30 March 2012 Taicang
18 1:17:41 Zhu Hongjun   China 23 April 2005 Cixi
19 1:17:46 Julio Martínez   Guatemala 18 May 1999 Eisenhüttenstadt
Roman Rasskazov   Russia 19 May 2000 Moscow
21 1:17:52 Isamu Fujisawa   Japan 17 March 2019 Nomi [7]
22 1:17:53 Cui Zhide   China 23 April 2005 Cixi
23 1:17:54 Wang Kaihua   China 4 March 2017 Huangshan
24 1:17:56 Alejandro López   Mexico 18 May 1999 Eisenhüttenstadt
25 1:18:00 Eiki Takahashi   Japan 17 February 2019 Kobe [8]

NotesEdit

Below is a list of other times equal or superior to 1:18:00:

WomenEdit

  • Correct as of 19 September 2018.[9]
Rank Time Athlete Nationality Date Place Ref
1 1:23:39 Elena Lashmanova   Russia 9 June 2018 Cheboksary [10]
2 1:24:38 Liu Hong   China 6 June 2015 A Coruña [11]
3 1:24:47 Elmira Alembekova   Russia 27 February 2015 Sochi [12]
4 1:24:501 Olimpiada Ivanova   Russia 4 March 2001 Adler
5 1:24:56 Olga Kaniskina   Russia 28 February 2009 Adler
6 1:25:03 Marina Pandakova   Russia 27 February 2015 Sochi [13]
7 1:25:04 Svetlana Vasilyeva   Russia 27 February 2015 Sochi [14]
8 1:25:08 Vera Sokolova   Russia 26 February 2011 Sochi
9 1:25:09 Anisya Kirdyapkina   Russia 26 February 2011 Sochi
10 1:25:12 Lü Xiuzhi   China 20 March 2015 Beijing
11 1:25:16 Shenjie Qieyang   China 11 August 2012 London
12 1:25:181 Tatyana Gudkova   Russia 19 May 2000 Moscow
13 1:25:201 Olga Polyakova   Russia 19 May 2000 Moscow
14 1:25:22 Yekaterina Medvedyeva   Russia 18 February 2017 Sochi
15 1:25:291 Irina Stankina   Russia 19 May 2000 Moscow
16 1:25:32 Olena Shumkina   Russia 28 February 2009 Adler
17 1:25:46 Tatyana Shemyakina   Russia 23 February 2008 Adler
18 1:25:52 Larisa Emelyanova   Russia 28 February 2009 Adler
Tatiana Sibileva   Russia 20 February 2010 Sochi
20 1:25:59 Tamara Kovalenko   Russia 19 May 2000 Moscow
21 1:26:11 Ryta Turava   Belarus 15 April 2006 Nesvizh
22 1:26:14 Irina Petrova   Russia 19 February 2006 Adler
23 1:26:16 Lyudmila Arkhipova   Russia 23 February 2008 Adler
24 1:26:17 Eleonora Giorgi   Italy 17 May 2015 Murcia [15]
Maria Guadalupe González   Mexico 7 May 2016 Rome [16]
  • 1 : These times were achieved without the presence of international judges to officiate the competition and/or post-race doping tests, thus making them invalid for world record status. However, they are accepted as personal best marks for those athletes.

NotesEdit

Below is a list of other times equal or superior to 1:26:17:

The following athletes have had their performances (inside 1:26:17) annulled due to doping offense:

Time Athlete Nation Date Location Ref
1:25:09 Olga Kaniskina   Russia 11 August 2012 London
1:25:59 Liu Hong   China 7 May 2016 Rome [17]

Olympic medalistsEdit

MenEdit

Games Gold Silver Bronze
1956 Melbourne
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Leonid Spirin
  Soviet Union
Antanas Mikėnas
  Soviet Union
Bruno Junk
  Soviet Union
1960 Rome
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Volodymyr Holubnychy
  Soviet Union
Noel Freeman
  Australia
Stan Vickers
  Great Britain
1964 Tokyo
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Ken Matthews
  Great Britain
Dieter Lindner
  United Team of Germany
Volodymyr Holubnychy
  Soviet Union
1968 Mexico City
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Volodymyr Holubnychy
  Soviet Union
José Pedraza
  Mexico
Nikolay Smaga
  Soviet Union
1972 Munich
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Peter Frenkel
  East Germany
Volodymyr Holubnychy
  Soviet Union
Hans-Georg Reimann
  East Germany
1976 Montreal
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Daniel Bautista
  Mexico
Hans-Georg Reimann
  East Germany
Peter Frenkel
  East Germany
1980 Moscow
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Maurizio Damilano
  Italy
Pyotr Pochenchuk
  Soviet Union
Roland Wieser
  East Germany
1984 Los Angeles
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Ernesto Canto
  Mexico
Raúl González
  Mexico
Maurizio Damilano
  Italy
1988 Seoul
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Jozef Pribilinec
  Czechoslovakia
Ronald Weigel
  East Germany
Maurizio Damilano
  Italy
1992 Barcelona
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Daniel Plaza
  Spain
Guillaume LeBlanc
  Canada
Giovanni De Benedictis
  Italy
1996 Atlanta
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Jefferson Pérez
  Ecuador
Ilya Markov
  Russia
Bernardo Segura
  Mexico
2000 Sydney
details
Robert Korzeniowski
  Poland
Noé Hernández
  Mexico
Vladimir Andreyev
  Russia
2004 Athens
details
Ivano Brugnetti
  Italy
Paquillo Fernández
  Spain
Nathan Deakes
  Australia
2008 Beijing
details
Valeriy Borchin
  Russia
Jefferson Pérez
  Ecuador
Jared Tallent
  Australia
2012 London
details
Chen Ding
  China
Erick Barrondo
  Guatemala
Wang Zhen
  China
2016 Rio de Janeiro
details
Wang Zhen
  China
Cai Zelin
  China
Dane Bird-Smith
  Australia

WomenEdit

Games Gold Silver Bronze
2000 Sydney
details
Wang Liping
  China
Kjersti Plätzer
  Norway
María Vasco
  Spain
2004 Athens
details
Athanasia Tsoumeleka
  Greece
Olimpiada Ivanova
  Russia
Jane Saville
  Australia
2008 Beijing
details
Olga Kaniskina
  Russia
Kjersti Plätzer
  Norway
Elisa Rigaudo
  Italy
2012 London
details
Elena Lashmanova
  Russia
Olga Kaniskina
  Russia
Qieyang Shenjie
  China
2016 Rio de Janeiro
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Liu Hong
  China
María Guadalupe González
  Mexico
Lü Xiuzhi
  China

World Championships medalistsEdit

MenEdit

Championships Gold Silver Bronze
1983 Helsinki
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  Ernesto Canto (MEX)   Jozef Pribilinec (TCH)   Yevgeniy Yevsyukov (URS)
1987 Rome
details
  Maurizio Damilano (ITA)   Jozef Pribilinec (TCH)   Josep Marín (ESP)
1991 Tokyo
details
  Maurizio Damilano (ITA)   Mikhail Shchennikov (URS)   Yevgeniy Misyulya (URS)
1993 Stuttgart
details
  Valentí Massana (ESP)   Giovanni De Benedictis (ITA)   Daniel Plaza (ESP)
1995 Gothenburg
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  Michele Didoni (ITA)   Valentí Massana (ESP)   Yevgeniy Misyulya (BLR)
1997 Athens
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  Daniel García (MEX)   Mikhail Shchennikov (RUS)   Mikhail Khmelnitskiy (BLR)
1999 Seville
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  Ilya Markov (RUS)   Jefferson Pérez (ECU)   Daniel García (MEX)
2001 Edmonton
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  Roman Rasskazov (RUS)   Ilya Markov (RUS)   Viktor Burayev (RUS)
2003 Saint-Denis
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  Jefferson Pérez (ECU)   Paquillo Fernández (ESP)   Roman Rasskazov (RUS)
2005 Helsinki
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  Jefferson Pérez (ECU)   Paquillo Fernández (ESP)   Juan Manuel Molina (ESP)
2007 Osaka
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  Jefferson Pérez (ECU)   Paquillo Fernández (ESP)   Hatem Ghoula (TUN)
2009 Berlin
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  Valeriy Borchin (RUS)   Wang Hao (CHN)   Eder Sánchez (MEX)
2011 Daegu
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  Valeriy Borchin (RUS)   Vladimir Kanaykin (RUS)   Luis Fernando López (COL)
2013 Moscow
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  Aleksandr Ivanov (RUS)   Chen Ding (CHN)   Miguel Ángel López (ESP)
2015 Beijing
details
  Miguel Ángel López (ESP)   Wang Zhen (CHN)   Benjamin Thorne (CAN)
2017 London
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  Éider Arévalo (COL)   Sergey Shirobokov (ANA)   Caio Bonfim (BRA)

WomenEdit

Championships Gold Silver Bronze
1999 Seville
details
  Liu Hongyu (CHN)   Wang Yan (CHN)   Kerry Saxby-Junna (AUS)
2001 Edmonton
details
  Olimpiada Ivanova (RUS)   Valentina Tsybulskaya (BLR)   Elisabetta Perrone (ITA)
2003 Saint-Denis
details
  Yelena Nikolayeva (RUS)   Gillian O'Sullivan (IRL)   Valentina Tsybulskaya (BLR)
2005 Helsinki
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  Olimpiada Ivanova (RUS)   Ryta Turava (BLR)   Susana Feitor (POR)
2007 Osaka
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  Olga Kaniskina (RUS)   Tatyana Shemyakina (RUS)   María Vasco (ESP)
2009 Berlin
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  Olga Kaniskina (RUS)   Olive Loughnane (IRL)   Liu Hong (CHN)
2011 Daegu
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  Olga Kaniskina (RUS)   Liu Hong (CHN)   Anisya Kirdyapkina (RUS)
2013 Moscow
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  Elena Lashmanova (RUS)   Anisya Kirdyapkina (RUS)   Liu Hong (CHN)
2015 Beijing
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  Liu Hong (CHN)   Lü Xiuzhi (CHN)   Lyudmyla Olyanovska (UKR)
2017 London
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  Yang Jiayu (CHN)   Lupita González (MEX)   Antonella Palmisano (ITA)

Season's bestsEdit

External linksEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "All-time men's best 20 km road walk". alltime-athletics.com. 15 August 2018. Retrieved 11 November 2018.
  2. ^ not ratified by IAAF because it didn’t fulfil the criteria of having the required three international judges present
  3. ^ Paul Warburton (17 March 2019). "Yamanishi and Ma prevail at Asian 20km Race Walking Championships". IAAF. Retrieved 17 March 2019.
  4. ^ Paul Warburton (17 March 2019). "Yamanishi and Ma prevail at Asian 20km Race Walking Championships". IAAF. Retrieved 17 March 2019.
  5. ^ "Russian Race Walking Championships 2018 Complete Results" (PDF). marciadalmondo.com. 9 June 2018. Retrieved 28 June 2018.
  6. ^ Paul Warburton (17 March 2019). "Yamanishi and Ma prevail at Asian 20km Race Walking Championships". IAAF. Retrieved 17 March 2019.
  7. ^ Paul Warburton (17 March 2019). "Yamanishi and Ma prevail at Asian 20km Race Walking Championships". IAAF. Retrieved 17 March 2019.
  8. ^ Paul Warburton (17 February 2019). "Takahashi and Kumiko take Japanese 20km race walking titles, Liu impresses". IAAF. Retrieved 18 February 2019.
  9. ^ "All-time women's best 20 km road walk". alltime-athletics.com. 19 September 2018. Retrieved 11 November 2018.
  10. ^ "Russian Race Walking Championships 2018 Complete Results" (PDF). marciadalmondo.com. 9 June 2018. Retrieved 28 June 2018.
  11. ^ "Liu breaks 20km race walk world record in La Coruna". IAAF. 6 June 2015. Retrieved 6 June 2015.
  12. ^ "Russian Race Walking Championships 2015 Results". ARAF. 27 February 2015. Retrieved 19 October 2016.
  13. ^ "Russian Race Walking Championships 2015 Results". ARAF. 27 February 2015. Retrieved 19 October 2016.
  14. ^ "Russian Race Walking Championships 2015 Results". ARAF. 27 February 2015. Retrieved 19 October 2016.
  15. ^ Paul Warburton (17 May 2015). "Lopez prevents Russian sweep of titles at European Cup Race Walking in Murcia". IAAF. Retrieved 19 October 2016.
  16. ^ "20 Kilometers Race Walking Team Championships Results" (PDF). IAAF. 7 May 2016. Retrieved 19 October 2016.
  17. ^ "20 Kilometers Race Walking Team Championships Results" (PDF). IAAF. 7 May 2016. Retrieved 19 October 2016.