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

The women's 20 km walk event at the 2008 Olympic Games took place on August 21 at the Beijing Olympic Stadium.[1] The qualifying standards were 1:33.30 (A standard) and 1:38.00 (B standard).[2]

Women's 20 kilometres walk
at the Games of the XXIX Olympiad
VenueBeijing National Stadium
Dates21 August 2008
Competitors48 from 30 nations
Winning time1:26:31 OR
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Olga Kaniskina  Russia
2nd, silver medalist(s) Kjersti Plätzer  Norway
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Elisa Rigaudo  Italy
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RecordsEdit

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

World record   Olimpiada Ivanova (RUS) 1:25:41 Helsinki, Finland 7 August 2005
Olympic record   Wang Liping (CHN) 1:29:05 Sydney, Australia 28 September 2000

ScheduleEdit

All times are China standard time (UTC+8)

Date Time Round
Thursday, 21 August 2008 09:00 Final

ResultsEdit

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
  Olga Kaniskina   Russia 1:26:31 OR
  Kjersti Plätzer   Norway 1:27:07 NR
  Elisa Rigaudo   Italy 1:27:12 PB
4 Liu Hong   China 1:27:17 PB
5 María Vasco   Spain 1:27:25 NR
6 Beatriz Pascual   Spain 1:27:44 PB
7 Olive Loughnane   Ireland 1:27:45 PB
8 Ana Cabecinha   Portugal 1:27:46 NR
9 Vera Santos   Portugal 1:28:14 PB
10 Ryta Turava   Belarus 1:28:26 SB
11 Tatyana Sibileva   Russia 1:28:28
12 Shi Na   China 1:29:08 SB
13 Mayumi Kawasaki   Japan 1:29:43
14 Sabine Zimmer   Germany 1:30:19
15 Sonata Milušauskaité   Lithuania 1:30:26 NR
16 Vira Zozulya   Ukraine 1:30:31
17 María José Poves   Spain 1:30:52
18 Kristina Saltanovic   Lithuania 1:31:03 SB
19 Jane Saville   Australia 1:31:17
20 Sylwia Korzeniowska   Poland 1:31:19
21 Johanna Jackson   Great Britain 1:31:33 NR
22 Melanie Seeger   Germany 1:31:56
23 Ana Maria Groza   Romania 1:32:16
24 Evaggelía Xinoú   Greece 1:32:19 PB
25 Sachiko Konishi   Japan 1:32:21
26 Zuzana Schindlerová   Czech Republic 1:32:57 PB
27 Claire Woods   Australia 1:33:02 =PB
28 Kim Mi-Jung   South Korea 1:33:55
29 Svetlana Tolstaya   Kazakhstan 1:34:03 SB
30 Joanne Dow   United States 1:34:15 SB
31 Zuzana Malíková   Slovakia 1:34:33 SB
32 Sniazhana Yurchanka   Belarus 1:35:33
33 Nadiya Prokopuk   Ukraine 1:35:50
34 Sandra Zapata   Colombia 1:36:18
35 Johana Ordóñez   Ecuador 1:36:26
36 Tania Regina Spindler   Brazil 1:36:46
37 Verónica Colindres   El Salvador 1:36:52 SB
38 Edina Füsti   Hungary 1:37:03
39 Kellie Wapshott   Australia 1:37:59
40 Déspina Zapounídou   Greece 1:39:11
41 Jolanta Dukure   Latvia 1:41:03
42 Evelyn Núñez   Guatemala 1:44:13
Tatyana Kalmykova   Russia DQ
Yang Mingxia   China DQ
Elena Ginko   Belarus DQ
Athanasía Tsoumeléka   Greece 1:27:54 DSQ
Yuan Yufang   Malaysia DNF
Susana Feitor   Portugal DNF

OR - Olympic Record, NR - National Record, PB - Personal Best (= - Equaled), SB - Season Best

IntermediatesEdit

Intermediate Athlete Country Mark
4 km 1. Olga Kaniskina   Russia 17:00
2. María Vasco   Spain +0:27
3. Vera Santos   Portugal s.t.
4. Ryta Turava   Belarus s.t.
5. Elisa Rigaudo   Italy s.t.
8 km 1. Olga Kaniskina   Russia 34:09
2. Kjersti Plätzer   Norway +0:41
3. Ryta Turava   Belarus s.t.
4. Tatyana Kalmykova   Russia +0:42
5. Beatriz Pascual   Spain s.t.
12 km 1. Olga Kaniskina   Russia 51:19
2. Ryta Turava   Belarus +0:41
3. Kjersti Plätzer   Norway +0:49
4. María Vasco   Spain s.t.
5. Tatyana Kalmykova   Russia +0:56
16 km 1. Olga Kaniskina   Russia 1:08:31
2. Ryta Turava   Belarus +0:59
3. Kjersti Plätzer   Norway +1:09
4. María Vasco   Spain s.t.
5. Hong Liu   China +1:20

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.