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

The men's 20 kilometres walk at the 2008 Summer Olympics took place on 16 August at the Beijing National Stadium.[1]

Men's 20 kilometres walk
at the Games of the XXIX Olympiad
VenueBeijing Olympic Stadium
DatesAugust 16
Competitors51 from 30 nations
Winning time1:19:01
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Valeriy Borchin  Russia
2nd, silver medalist(s) Jefferson Perez  Ecuador
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Jared Tallent  Australia
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The qualifying standards were 1:23:00 (A standard) and 1:24:30 (B standard).[2]

Contents

RecordsEdit

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

World record   Sergey Morozov (RUS) 1:16:43 Saransk, Russia 8 June 2008
Olympic record   Robert Korzeniowski (POL) 1:18:59 Sydney, Australia 22 September 2000

No new world or Olympic records were set for this event.

ResultsEdit

Rank Athlete Nationality Time Notes[3]
  Valeriy Borchin   Russia 1:19:01
  Jefferson Pérez   Ecuador 1:19:15 SB
  Jared Tallent   Australia 1:19:42
4 Wang Hao   China 1:19:47 PB
5 Ivano Brugnetti   Italy 1:19:51 SB
6 Luke Adams   Australia 1:19:57
7 Paquillo Fernández   Spain 1:20:32
8 Robert Heffernan   Ireland 1:20:36
9 Luis Fernando López   Colombia 1:20:59 SB
10 Chu Yafei   China 1:21:17
11 Yuki Yamazaki   Japan 1:21:18 SB
12 Juan Manuel Molina   Spain 1:21:25
13 Benjamin Sánchez   Spain 1:21:38
14 José Alessandro Bagio   Brazil 1:21:43 SB
15 Eder Sánchez   Mexico 1:21:53
16 Koichiro Morioka   Japan 1:21:57
17 Ilya Markov   Russia 1:22:02
18 Giorgio Rubino   Italy 1:22:11
19 David Kimutai   Kenya 1:22:21 SB
20 Rolando Saquipay   Ecuador 1:22:32
21 Erik Tysse   Norway 1:22:43
22 Ivan Trotski   Belarus 1:22:55
23 Kim Hyun-Sub   South Korea 1:22:57
24 Andriy Kovenko   Ukraine 1:22:59
25 André Höhne   Germany 1:23:13
26 Matej Tóth   Slovakia 1:23:17
27 Hatem Ghoula   Tunisia 1:23:44
28 Dzianis Simanovich   Belarus 1:23:53
29 Rafał Augustyn   Poland 1:24:25
30 Dong Jimin   China 1:24:34
31 James Rendón   Colombia 1:24:41
32 João Vieira   Portugal 1:25:05
33 Park Chil-Sung   South Korea 1:25:07
34 Hassanine Sebei   Tunisia 1:25:23
35 Marius Žiukas   Lithuania 1:25:36
36 David Mejia   Mexico 1:26:45
37 Jean-Jacques Nkouloukidi   Italy 1:26:53
38 Andrés Chocho   Ecuador 1:27:09
39 Allan Segura   Costa Rica 1:27:10
40 Juan Manuel Cano   Argentina 1:27:17
41 Predrag Filipovic   Serbia 1:28:15
42 Rustam Kuvatov   Kazakhstan 1:28:25
43 Kevin Eastler   United States 1:28:44
44 Siarhei Charnou   Belarus 1:29:38
45 Sérgio Vieira   Portugal 1:29:51
46 Jakub Jelonek   Poland 1:30:37
47 Fedosei Ciumacenco   Moldova 1:31:37
48 Mohamed Ameur   Algeria 1:32:21
49 Recep Çelik   Turkey 1:32:54
Chris Erickson   Australia DQ
Takayuki Tanii   Japan DQ

PB = Personal Best, SB = Season Best

IntermediatesEdit

Intermediate Athlete Country Mark
4 km 1. Rustam Kuvatov   Kazakhstan 16:20
2. Paquillo Fernández   Spain +0:03
3. Ivano Brugnetti   Italy s.t.
4. Luke Adams   Australia s.t.
5. Luis Fernando López   Colombia s.t.
8 km 1. Ivano Brugnetti   Italy 32:38
2. Paquillo Fernández   Spain +0:01
3. Luke Adams   Australia s.t.
4. Yafei Chu   China s.t.
5. Eder Sánchez   Mexico s.t.
12 km 1. Ivano Brugnetti   Italy 48:36
2. Paquillo Fernández   Spain s.t.
3. Luis Fernando López   Colombia +0:01
4. Robert Heffernan   Ireland s.t.
5. Jefferson Pérez   Ecuador s.t.
16 km 1. Valeriy Borchin   Russia 1:04:05
2. Jefferson Pérez   Ecuador s.t.
3. Jared Tallent   Australia +0:02
4. Ivano Brugnetti   Italy +0:03
5. Paquillo Fernández   Spain +0:07

s.t. - same time.

ReferencesEdit

  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.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2008-08-17. Retrieved 2008-08-16.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link) Retrieved 2008-08-16