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Athletics at the 2016 Summer Olympics – Women's 20 kilometres walk

The women's 20 kilometres walk at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, was held on 19 August on a route along Pontal.

Women's 20 kilometres walk
at the Games of the XXXI Olympiad
VenuePontal
Date19 August 2016
Competitors74 from 31 nations
Winning time1:28:35
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Liu Hong  China
2nd, silver medalist(s) María Guadalupe González  Mexico
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Lü Xiuzhi  China
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SummaryEdit

The race took off as a pack, with María Guadalupe González on point but nobody exerting any force to take the lead. Always present near the front were the three Chinese athletes; World champion and world record holder Liu Hong, world silver medalist Lü Xiuzhi and Qieyang Shenjie. Towering over the lead group was Anežka Drahotová. After the first laps, Lu and her teammates increased the pace from 9:17 initial laps to sub-9; walkers began to drop off the back of the pack, one by one. By the halfway mark, the pack was down to 15. Within the next kilometer, the pack was down to seven, González, two Italians; Antonella Palmisano and Eleonora Giorgi, Brazilian favorite Érica de Sena, and the two Chinese using the pace; Lu and Liu. Going to the 13K mark, Giorgi received the red paddle to step off the course. In the next 500 metres, Qieyang and Ana Cabecinha, who had fallen off the back were able to rejoin the pack. Qieyang continued past the pack to take the position at the front. After a brief visit, Cabecinha could not stay with the group. The pace continued to drop, down to 8:42 for the eighth lap, de Sena the next off the back. Before the end of the penultimate lap, Palmisano fell off the back, leaving the three Chinese vs González. But González held the lead, pushing the pace. Qieyang broke and quickly fell back to get passed by Palmisano. The lap finished in 8:40, the fastest yet. Through the last lap, the pace increased Each already had one red card on the board, Liu getting shown three yellow paddles during the lap, still chasing González a step behind with Lu first a step then dropping off the back with just over 500 metres to the finish. Down the final straight, Liu edged closer to González, then after getting a shoulder ahead, quickly expanded the lead. With six officials watching over the last 100 metres, Liu did not pick up any calls and crossed the finish line first, two seconds up on González, seven on Lu. Behind them, Qieyang surged back to Palmisano, but could not get past.

RecordsEdit

The existing World and Olympic records stood as follows.

World record   Liu Hong (CHN) 1:24:38 A Coruña, Spain 6 June 2015
Olympic record   Elena Lashmanova (RUS) 1:25:02 London, United Kingdom 11 August 2012

ScheduleEdit

All times are Brasília Time (UTC–3)

Date Time Round
19 August 2016 14:30 Final

ResultsEdit

Warnings (Athletes with 3 warnings are automatically disqualified)
  • ~ - Loss of Contact
  • > - Bent knee
Rank Start Name Nationality Time Notes[1]
  9 Liu Hong   China 1:28:35 ~
  5 María Guadalupe González   Mexico 1:28:37 ~
  57 Lü Xiuzhi   China 1:28:42 ~
4 41 Antonella Palmisano   Italy 1:29:03
5 1 Qieyang Shenjie   China 1:29:04
6 10 Ana Cabecinha   Portugal 1:29:23
7 4 Érica de Sena   Brazil 1:29:29 ~~
8 7 Beatriz Pascual   Spain 1:30:24
9 50 Regan Lamble   Australia 1:30:28 ~~
10 63 Anežka Drahotová   Czech Republic 1:30:43
11 3 Elisa Rigaudo   Italy 1:31:04 >
12 6 Inês Henriques   Portugal 1:31:28
13 15 Émilie Menuet   France 1:32:04 ~
14 69 Kimberly García   Peru 1:32:09
15 31 Antigoni Drisbioti   Greece 1:32:32
16 49 Kumiko Okada   Japan 1:32:42
17 62 Nastassia Yatsevich   Belarus 1:32:53 ~
18 52 Ángela Castro   Bolivia 1:32:54
19 11 Nadiya Borovska   Ukraine 1:33:01 ~~
20 2 Raquel González   Spain 1:33:03
21 72 Inna Kashyna   Ukraine 1:33:15
22 39 Maria Michta-Coffey   United States 1:33:36
23 74 María Guadalupe Sánchez   Mexico 1:33:44 ~~
24 13 Paola Pérez   Ecuador 1:33:53
25 22 Viktória Madarász   Hungary 1:33:59
26 37 Tanya Holliday   Australia 1:34:22 ~~
27 27 Magaly Bonilla   Ecuador 1:34:54 ~
28 18 Paulina Buziak   Poland 1:35:01
29 67 Brigita Virbalytė-Dimšienė   Lithuania 1:35:11
30 23 Mirna Ortiz   Guatemala 1:35:11
31 35 Wendy Cornejo   Bolivia 1:35:17 ~~
32 36 Sandra Arenas   Colombia 1:35:40 ~
33 26 Julia Takács   Spain 1:35:45
34 58 Miranda Melville   United States 1:35:48
35 45 Alana Barber   New Zealand 1:35:55
36 60 Maritza Guaman   Ecuador 1:35:56
37 56 Daniela Cardoso   Portugal 1:36:13
38 53 Yeseida Carrillo   Colombia 1:36:28
39 40 Jeon Yeong-eun   South Korea 1:36:31 ~~
40 20 Rachel Tallent   Australia 1:37:08 ~
41 21 Alejandra Ortega   Mexico 1:37:33
42 14 Grace Wanjiru   Kenya 1:37:49
43 64 Stefany Coronado   Bolivia 1:37:56
44 33 Agnieszka Szwarnóg   Poland 1:38:01
45 65 Andreea Arsine   Romania 1:38:16 ~
46 44 Valentyna Myronchuk   Ukraine 1:38:20 ~
47 61 Panayiota Tsinopoulou   Greece 1:38:24
48 46 Mária Czaková   Slovakia 1:38:29 ~
49 47 Cisiane Lopes   Brazil 1:38:35
50 51 Ana Veronica Rodean   Romania 1:38:42
51 30 Jessica Hancco   Peru 1:39:08
52 54 Maritza Poncio   Guatemala 1:40:09
53 16 Agnese Pastare   Latvia 1:40:15 >~
54 25 Khushbir Kaur   India 1:40:33 >
55 42 Mária Gáliková   Slovakia 1:40:35
56 24 Živilė Vaiciukevičiūtė   Lithuania 1:41:28
57 48 Claudia Ștef   Romania 1:41:47 >
58 68 Barbara Kovács   Hungary 1:42:11 ~
59 55 Rita Récsei   Hungary 1:42:41 ~
60 12 Chahinez Nasri   Tunisia 1:42:57
61 73 Askale Tiksa   Ethiopia 1:44:15 >>
62 17 Diana Aydosova   Kazakhstan 1:44:49 ~
63 28 Anel Oosthuizen   South Africa 1:45:06 >
29 Agnieszka Dygacz   Poland DNF ~
66 Sapana Sapana   India DNF
43 Yesenia Miranda   El Salvador DNF
59 Sandra Galvis   Colombia DNF
70 Neringa Aidietytė   Lithuania DNF
34 Yehualeye Beletew   Ethiopia DQ ~~>
8 Eleonora Giorgi   Italy DQ ~~~
38 Mayra Carolina Herrera   Guatemala DQ ~~~
19 Lee Da-seul   South Korea DQ ~~>
32 Lee Jeong-eun   South Korea DQ ~~>
71 Polina Repina   Kazakhstan DQ >>>

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "20km walk women results". Athletics – Rio 2016 Olympics. Retrieved 2 August 2017.