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Athletics at the 2008 Beijing Summer Games:

Men's 20 kilometres Walk

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Host City: Beijing, China
Venue(s): Beijing National Stadium, Beijing
Date Started: August 16, 2008
Date Finished: August 16, 2008

Gold: RUS Valeriy Borchin
Silver: ECU Jefferson Pérez
Bronze: AUS Jared Tallent

Summary

The short walk was relatively wide open with no clear favorite. The defending champion was Ivano Brugnetti (ITA) and he was back, as was the silver medalist from Athina, Francisco Fernández (ESP). Ecuador’s Jefferson Pérez, the 1996 Olympic champion and three-time world champion, was also highly considered. The pace started out slowly with half the field together at 10 km. Russia’s Valery Borchin was in a pack at 15 km., and took the lead at 16 km. But he could not shake Pérez who gamely hung on for two more kilometers. But from 18 km. to the stadium, Borchin was fresher and pulled away to win by 100 metres, Pérez getting silver, and the bronze medal going to the surprising Australian, Jared Tallent. Borchin was a survivor among the Russian race walkers, as several of them, notably Vladimir Kanaykin, Aleksey Voyevodin, and Viktor Vurayev, tested positive for EPO prior to the Olympics and were not entered the Russian team.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal T
1 Valeriy Borchin 21 Russia RUS Gold 1-19:01
2 Jefferson Pérez 34 Ecuador ECU Silver 1-19:15
3 Jared Tallent 23 Australia AUS Bronze 1-19:42
4 Wang Hao 18 China CHN 1-19:47
5 Ivano Brugnetti 31 Italy ITA 1-19:51
6 Luke Adams 31 Australia AUS 1-19:57
7 Francisco Javier Fernández 31 Spain ESP 1-20:32
8 Robbie Heffernan 30 Ireland IRL 1-20:36
9 Luis Fernando López 29 Colombia COL 1-20:59
10 Chu Yafei 19 China CHN 1-21:17
11 Yuki Yamazaki 24 Japan JPN 1-21:18
12 Juan Manuel Molina 29 Spain ESP 1-21:25
13 Benjamín Sánchez 23 Spain ESP 1-21:38
14 José Alessandro Baggio 27 Brazil BRA 1-21:43
15 Eder Sánchez 22 Mexico MEX 1-21:53
16 Koichiro Morioka 23 Japan JPN 1-21:57
17 Ilya Markov 36 Russia RUS 1-22:02
18 Giorgio Rubino 22 Italy ITA 1-22:11
19 David Kimutai 38 Kenya KEN 1-22:21
20 Rolando Saquipay 29 Ecuador ECU 1-22:32
21 Erik Tysse 27 Norway NOR 1-22:43
22 Ivan Trotsky 32 Belarus BLR 1-22:55
23 Kim Hyeon-Seop 23 South Korea KOR 1-22:57
24 Andriy Kovenko 34 Ukraine UKR 1-22:59
25 André Höhne 30 Germany GER 1-23:13
26 Matej Tóth 25 Slovakia SVK 1-23:17
27 Hatem Ghoula 35 Tunisia TUN 1-23:44
28 Denis Simanovich 21 Belarus BLR 1-23:53
29 Rafał Augustyn 24 Poland POL 1-24:25
30 Dong Jimin 24 China CHN 1-24:34
31 James Rendón 23 Colombia COL 1-24:41
32 João Vieira 32 Portugal POR 1-25:05
33 Park Chil-Seong 26 South Korea KOR 1-25:07
34 Hassanine Sbai 24 Tunisia TUN 1-25:23
35 Marius Žiūkas 23 Lithuania LTU 1-25:36
36 David Mejía 21 Mexico MEX 1-26:45
37 Jean-Jacques Nkouloukidi 26 Italy ITA 1-26:53
38 Andrés Chocho 24 Ecuador ECU 1-27:09
39 Allan Segura 27 Costa Rica CRC 1-27:10
40 Juan Manuel Cano 20 Argentina ARG 1-27:17
41 Predrag Filipović 29 Serbia SRB 1-28:15
42 Rustam Kuvatov 30 Kazakhstan KAZ 1-28:25
43 Kevin Eastler 30 United States USA 1-28:44
44 Sergey Chernov 29 Belarus BLR 1-29:38
45 Sérgio Vieira 32 Portugal POR 1-29:51
46 Jakub Jelonek 23 Poland POL 1-30:37
47 Feodosiy Ciumacenco 35 Moldova MDA 1-31:37
48 Mohamed Ameur 23 Algeria ALG 1-32:21
49 Recep Çelik 25 Turkey TUR 1-32:54
AC Chris Erickson 26 Australia AUS DQ
AC Takayuki Tanii 25 Japan JPN DQ