The Women's 10 km Walk at the 1992 Summer Olympics was held on August 3, 1992, in Barcelona, Spain. There were a total number of 44 competitors, with six athletes who were disqualified.
|Women's 10 kilometres walk|
at the Games of the XXV Olympiad
|Competitors||44 from 20 nations|
|Winning time||44:32 OR|
Inside the stadium, Alina Ivanova and Chen Yueling were locked in a tight battle. With 200 metres to go, Ivanova accelerated for what looked like would be a gold/bronze combination for the former Soviet athletes. Chen maintained her pace to stay ahead of Yelena Nikolayeva, sprinting to chase her down, pulling away from Chen's Chinese teammate Li Chunxiu. Well ahead, Ivanova bounded across the finish line in first, but her final sprint only earned her a disqualification. Ileana Salvador sprinted past Li at the line, also earning a disqualification, giving Chen the gold medal and China the gold/bronze combination. Chen also took the Olympic record in the first time Olympic event.