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Athletics at the 2000 Sydney Summer Games:

Men's 50 kilometres Walk

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Host City: Sydney, Australia
Venue(s): Olympic Stadium, Olympic Park, Sydney, New South Wales
Date Started: September 29, 2000
Date Finished: September 29, 2000

Gold: POL Robert Korzeniowski
Silver: LAT Aigars Fadejevs
Bronze: MEX Joel Sánchez

Summary

Robert Korzeniowski set several records in this race. He became the first walker to win the 20/50K double at the same Olympics. He became the first walker to defend the 50 km. gold medal. And he became the first walker to win three Olympic gold medals. The race was close thru 40 km. when Korzo pulled away from Joel Sánchez (MEX). Sánchez was passed in the last 10K by Latvia’s Aigars Fadejevs.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal T
1 Robert Korzeniowski 32 Poland POL Gold 3-42:22
2 Aigars Fadejevs 24 Latvia LAT Silver 3-43:40
3 Joel Sánchez 36 Mexico MEX Bronze 3-44:36
4 Valentí Massana 30 Spain ESP 3-46:01
5 Nikolay Matyukhin 31 Russia RUS 3-46:37
6 Nathan Deakes 23 Australia AUS 3-47:29
7 Miguel Ángel Rodríguez 33 Mexico MEX 3-48:12
8 Roman Magdziarczyk 23 Poland POL 3-48:17
9 Modris Liepiņš 34 Latvia LAT 3-48:36
10 Yang Yongjian 27 China CHN 3-48:42
11 Aleksandar Raković 32 Serbia and Montenegro SCG 3-49:16
12 Jesús Ángel García 30 Spain ESP 3-49:31
13 Wang Yinhang 23 China CHN 3-50:19
14 Denis Langlois 31 France FRA 3-52:56
15 Sergey Korepanov 36 Kazakhstan KAZ 3-53:30
16 Miloš Holuša 35 Czech Republic CZE 3-53:48
17 Peter Tichý 31 Slovakia SVK 3-54:47
18 Craig Barrett 28 New Zealand NZL 3-55:53
19 Mike Trautmann 26 Germany GER 3-56:19
20 Štefan Malík 34 Slovakia SVK 3-56:44
21 Denis Trautmann 28 Germany GER 3-58:14
22 Curt Clausen 32 United States USA 3-58:39
23 Peter Korčok 26 Slovakia SVK 3-58:46
24 Mikel Odriozola 27 Spain ESP 3-59:50
25 Valery Borisov 33 Kazakhstan KAZ 4-01:11
26 Vladimir Potemin 20 Russia RUS 4-02:38
27 Dion Russell 25 Australia AUS 4-02:50
28 Philip Dunn 29 United States USA 4-03:05
29 Sylvain Caudron 31 France FRA 4-03:22
30 Daugvinas Zujus 24 Lithuania LTU 4-06:04
31 Andrew Hermann 29 United States USA 4-07:18
32 Oleksiy Shelest 27 Ukraine UKR 4-07:39
33 Pedro Martins 32 Portugal POR 4-08:13
34 Duane Cousins 27 Australia AUS 4-10:43
35 Uģis Brūvelis 29 Latvia LAT 4-11:41
36 Fumio Imamura 33 Japan JPN 4-13:28
37 Gyula Dudás 34 Hungary HUN 4-17:55
38 Jamie Costin 23 Ireland IRL 4-24:22
39 Chris Maddocks 43 Great Britain GBR 4-52:12
AC Ivano Brugnetti 24 Italy ITA DNF
AC Robert Ihly 37 Germany GER DNF
AC Spyros Kastanis 35 Greece GRE DNF
AC Tomasz Lipiec 29 Poland POL DNF
AC Giovanni Perricelli 33 Italy ITA DNF
AC René Piller 35 France FRA DNF
AC Valery Spitsyn 34 Russia RUS DNF
AC Theodoros Stamatopoulos 30 Greece GRE DNF
AC Arturo Di Mezza 31 Italy ITA DNF
AC Tim Berrett 35 Canada CAN DQ
AC Feodosiy Ciumacenco 27 Moldova MDA DQ
AC Zoltán Czukor 37 Hungary HUN DQ
AC Viktor Ginko 34 Belarus BLR DQ
AC Arturo Huerta 36 Canada CAN DQ
AC Akihiko Koike 27 Japan JPN DQ
AC Valentin Kononen 31 Finland FIN DQ
AC Germán Sánchez 33 Mexico MEX DQ