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Athletics at the 2008 Summer Olympics – Men's 50 kilometres walk

The men's 50 kilometres walk at the 2008 Summer Olympics took place on August 22 at the Beijing National Stadium.[1]

Men's 50 kilometres walk
at the Games of the XXIX Olympiad
VenueBeijing Olympic Stadium
DatesAugust 22
Competitors61 from 32 nations
Winning time3:37:09 OR
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Alex Schwazer  Italy
2nd, silver medalist(s) Jared Tallent  Australia
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Denis Nizhegorodov  Russia
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The qualifying standards were 4:00:00 (A standard) and 4:07:00 (B standard).[2]

Contents

RecordsEdit

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

World record   Denis Nizhegorodov (RUS) 3:34:14 Cheboksary, Russia 11 May 2008
Olympic record   Vyacheslav Ivanenko (URS) 3:38:29 Seoul, South Korea 30 September 1988

The following new Olympic record was set during this competition.

Date Name Nationality Time OR WR
22 August Alex Schwazer   Italy 3:37:09 OR

ResultsEdit

Rank Athlete Nationality Time Notes
  Alex Schwazer   Italy 3:37:09 OR
  Jared Tallent   Australia 3:39:27 PB
  Denis Nizhegorodov   Russia 3:40:14
4 Jesús Ángel García   Spain 3:44:08 SB
5 Erik Tysse   Norway 3:45:21 PB
6 Horacio Nava   Mexico 3:45:21 PB
7 Yuki Yamazaki   Japan 3:45:47
8 Rafał Fedaczyński   Poland 3:46:51 PB
9 Grzegorz Sudoł   Poland 3:47:18
10 Luke Adams   Australia 3:47:45 PB
11 Antonio Pereira   Portugal 3:48:12 NR
12 André Höhne   Germany 3:49:52
13 Mikel Odriozola   Spain 3:51:30
14 Li Jianbo   China 3:52:20
15 Jarkko Kinnunen   Finland 3:52:25 PB
16 Igors Kazakevics   Latvia 3:52:38 PB
17 Si Tianfeng   China 3:52:58
18 Jesús Sánchez   Mexico 3:53:58
19 Marco de Luca   Italy 3:54:47
20 Antti Kempas   Finland 3:55:19 PB
21 Zhao Chengliang   China 3:56:47
22 Luis Fernando García   Guatemala 3:56:58 SB
23 Mario Iván Flores   Mexico 3:58:04
24 Sergiy Budza   Ukraine 3:58:21 PB
25 Fausto Quinde   Ecuador 3:59:28 PB
26 Santiago Pérez   Spain 3:59:41 SB
27 Oleksiy Shelest   Ukraine 3:59:46
28 Eddy Riva   France 4:00:49
29 Takayuki Tanii   Japan 4:01:37
30 Nenad Filipović   Serbia 4:02:16 PB
31 Kim Dong-Young   South Korea 4:02:32
32 Tadas Suskevicius   Lithuania 4:02:45
33 Hatem Ghoula   Tunisia 4:03:47
34 Rodrigo Moreno   Colombia 4:03:52
35 Milos Batovsky   Slovakia 4:06:30
36 Xavier Moreno   Ecuador 4:07:04
37 Konstadinos Stefanopoulos   Greece 4:07:53
38 Tim Berrett   Canada 4:08:18
39 Philip Dunn   United States 4:08:32
40 Augusto Cardoso   Portugal 4:09:00
41 Mário dos Santos   Brazil 4:10:25
42 Ingus Janevics   Latvia 4:12:45
43 Andrei Stsepanchuk   Belarus 4:14:09
44 Jamie Costin   Ireland 4:15:16
45 Roman Bilek   Czech Republic 4:18:32
46 Zoltán Czukor   Hungary 4:20:07
47 Kazimir Verkin   Slovakia 4:21:26
Oleksiy Kazanin   Ukraine DNF
Yohan Diniz   France DNF
Trond Nymark   Norway DNF
Donatas Skarnulis   Lithuania DNF
Sergey Kirdyapkin   Russia DNF
Adam Rutter   Australia DNF
Peter Korcok   Slovakia DNF
Artur Brzozowski   Poland DQ
Diego Cafagna   Italy DQ
Colin Griffin   Ireland DQ
Salvador Mira   El Salvador DQ
Darius Skarnulis   Lithuania DQ
Igor Erokhin   Russia DNS
Joao Vieira   Portugal DNS

OR - Olympic Record / PB - Personal Best / SB - Season Best / NR - National Record / DNF - Did Not Finish / DQ - Disqualified / DNS - Did Not Start

IntermediatesEdit

Intermediate Athlete Country Mark
10 km 1. Denis Nizhegorodov   Russia 44:39
2. Adam Rutter   Australia s.t.
3. Jianbo Li   China s.t.
4. Jared Tallent   Australia +0:01
5. Alex Schwazer   Italy s.t.
20 km 1. Denis Nizhegorodov   Russia 1:27:38
2. Jianbo Li   China +0:01
3. Jared Tallent   Australia s.t.
4. Alex Schwazer   Italy s.t.
5. Yohan Diniz   France +0:08
30 km 1. Jared Tallent   Australia 2:10:38
2. Alex Schwazer   Italy +0:01
3. Denis Nizhegorodov   Russia s.t.
4. Jianbo Li   China s.t.
5. Yohan Diniz   France +1:48
40 km 1. Jared Tallent   Australia 2:54:36
2. Alex Schwazer   Italy s.t.
3. Denis Nizhegorodov   Russia s.t.
4. Jianbo Li   China +1:58
5. Grzegorz Sudol   Poland +3:56

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.