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Athletics at the 2000 Sydney Summer Games:

Women's 20 kilometres Walk

Athletics at the 2000 Summer Games: Next Summer Games

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Host City: Sydney, Australia
Venue(s): Olympic Stadium, Olympic Park, Sydney, New South Wales
Date Started: September 28, 2000
Date Finished: September 28, 2000

Gold: CHN Wang Liping
Silver: NOR Kjersti Tysse-Plätzer
Bronze: ESP María Vascó

Summary

The women’s walk distance was moved up to 20 kilometers in 2000. The favorite was 1999 World Champion Liu Hongyu of China. She led the race thru 15 km., but was then disqualified. The silver medalist from 1996 in the 10 km., Elisabetta Perrone (ITA) then went ahead, but also received a red flag. This left Australia’s Jane Saville in the lead, which she held to the stadium track but there, she too, was disqualified. This left Wang Liping in first place on the track and she won by almost 30 seconds.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal T
1 Wang Liping 24 China CHN Gold 1-29:05 OR
2 Kjersti Tysse-Plätzer 28 Norway NOR Silver 1-29:33
3 María Vascó 24 Spain ESP Bronze 1-30:23
4 Erica Alfridi 33 Italy ITA 1-31:25
5 María Guadalupe Sánchez 29 Mexico MEX 1-31:33
6 Norica Cîmpean 28 Romania ROU 1-31:50
7 Kerry Saxby-Junna 39 Australia AUS 1-32:02
8 Tatyana Gudkova 22 Russia RUS 1-32:35
9 Nataliya Misyulya 34 Belarus BLR 1-33:08
10 Gillian O'Sullivan 24 Ireland IRL 1-33:10
11 Athina Papagianni 20 Greece GRE 1-33:14
12 Valentyna Savchuk 25 Ukraine UKR 1-33:22
13 Ana Maria Groza 24 Romania ROU 1-33:38
14 Susana Feitor 25 Portugal POR 1-33:53
15 Yuan Yu Fang 24 Malaysia MAS 1-34:19
16 Kristina Saltanovič 25 Lithuania LTU 1-34:24
17 Michelle Rohl 34 United States USA 1-34:26
18 Mária Rosza-Urbanik 33 Hungary HUN 1-34:45
19 Beate Anders-Gummelt 32 Germany GER 1-34:59
20 Encarnación Granados 28 Spain ESP 1-35:06
21 Svetlana Tolstaya 29 Kazakhstan KAZ 1-35:19
22 Nora Leksir 26 France FRA 1-35:29
23 Fatiha Ouali 25 France FRA 1-35:35
24 Vira Zozulia 30 Ukraine UKR 1-35:43
25 Kim Mi-Jeong 21 South Korea KOR 1-36:09
26 Mara Ibañez 25 Mexico MEX 1-36:17
27 Eva Pérez 25 Spain ESP 1-36:35
28 Valya Tsybulskaya 32 Belarus BLR 1-36:44
29 Anikó Szebenszky 35 Hungary HUN 1-36:46
30 Jolanta Dukure 20 Latvia LAT 1-36:54
31 Sonata Milušauskaitė 27 Lithuania LTU 1-37:14
32 Larisa Khmelnitskaya 28 Belarus BLR 1-37:39
33 Lisa Langford-Kehler 33 Great Britain GBR 1-37:47
34 Ivis Martínez 29 El Salvador ESA 1-38:07
35 Olive Loughnane 24 Ireland IRL 1-38:23
36 Khristina Kokotou 28 Greece GRE 1-38:52
37 Anita Liepiņa 32 Latvia LAT 1-39:17
38 Chen Yueling 40 United States USA 1-39:36
39 Lisa Sheridan-Paolini 37 Australia AUS 1-40:57
40 Yelena Kuznetsova 23 Kazakhstan KAZ 1-42:45
41 Teresita Collado 28 Guatemala GUA 1-43:28
42 Geovanna Irusta 24 Bolivia BOL 1-43:34
43 Zuzana Blažeková 20 Slovakia SVK 1-44:03
44 Debbi Lawrence 38 United States USA 1-47:20
45 Bahia Boussad 21 Algeria ALG 1-52:50
AC Kathrin Born-Boyde 29 Germany GER DNF
AC Aida İsayeva 27 Azerbaijan AZE DNF
AC Olga Polyakova 19 Russia RUS DNF
AC Katarzyna Radtke 31 Poland POL DNF
AC Annarita Sidoti 31 Italy ITA DNF
AC Mayya Sozonova 35 Kazakhstan KAZ DNF
AC Irina Stankina 23 Russia RUS DNF
AC Liu Hongyu 25 China CHN DQ
AC María Graciela Mendoza 37 Mexico MEX DQ
AC Janice McCaffrey 40 Canada CAN DQ
AC Elisabetta Perrone 32 Italy ITA DQ
AC Jane Saville 25 Australia AUS DQ