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Athletics at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Summer Games:

Men's 20 kilometres Walk

Athletics at the 2016 Summer Games: Previous Summer Games

Events:

Host City: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Venue(s): Pontal Beach, Recreio dos Bandeirantes, Rio de Janeiro
Date Started: August 12, 2016
Date Finished: August 12, 2016

Gold: CHN Wang Zhen
Silver: CHN Cai Zelin
Bronze: AUS Dane Bird-Smith

Summary

China was expected to dominate the event as they came in with a formidable threesome of [Chen Ding], the defending gold medalist, [Wang Zhendong], and [Cai Zelin]. Wang was the bronze medalist at London and silver medalist at the 2011 and 2015 World Championships. Cai had been fourth at the London Olympics.

Chen was a non-factor, eventually placing 39th. Wang and Cai were in the lead pack at 12 km, along with Australian [Dane Bird-Smith] and Japan’s [Daisuke Matsunaga]. Matsunaga would not hold on, finishing seventh. Wang dropped Cai and Bird-Smith at 17 km and went on to win gold, with Cai giving China a 1-2 finish, and Bird-Smith holding on for bronze.

View a Phase of this EventFinal Standings

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal T TW LCW BKW 2KT 2KR 4KT 4KR 6KT 6KR 8kT 8kR 10kT 10kR 12kT 12kR 14kT 14kR 16kT 16kR 18kT 18kR
1 Wang Zhen 24 China CHN Gold 1-19:14 2 2 0 8:18 40 16:18 15 24:16 11 32:19 8 40:22 4 48:17 6 56:10 4 1-04:06 3 1-11:48 1
2 Cai Zelin 25 China CHN Silver 1-19:26 0 0 0 8:17 21 16:18 17 24:17 16 32:19 10 40:22 6 48:14 3 56:08 1 1-04:06 1 1-11:52 2
3 Dane Bird-Smith 24 Australia AUS Bronze 1-19:37 1 0 1 8:17 14 16:17 9 24:16 7 32:19 12 40:22 3 48:17 7 56:10 5 1-04:06 2 1-11:58 3
4 Caio Bonfim 25 Brazil BRA 1-19:42 2 2 0 8:17 11 16:18 13 24:17 18 32:19 7 40:23 22 48:18 12 56:11 9 1-04:06 4 1-12:00 4
5 Christopher Linke 27 Germany GER 1-20:00 0 0 0 8:18 34 16:19 21 24:17 23 32:19 14 40:23 14 48:18 16 56:11 8 1-04:07 8 1-12:00 5
6 Tom Bosworth 26 Great Britain GBR 1-20:13 1 1 0 8:20 55 16:15 1 24:12 1 32:14 2 40:10 1 48:06 1 56:10 2 1-04:08 9 1-12:12 8
7 Daisuke Matsunaga 21 Japan JPN 1-20:22 1 1 0 8:16 4 16:16 3 24:16 5 32:19 5 40:15 2 48:08 2 56:11 6 1-04:06 6 1-12:12 7
8 Matteo Giupponi 27 Italy ITA 1-20:27 1 1 0 8:17 15 16:18 14 24:17 12 32:19 17 40:23 11 48:18 14 56:16 13 1-04:27 11 1-12:29 10
9 Esteban Soto 22 Colombia COL 1-20:36 1 1 0 8:18 23 16:20 27 24:17 21 32:20 26 40:23 19 48:17 8 56:11 7 1-04:06 7 1-12:11 6
10 Evan Dunfee 25 Canada CAN 1-20:49 0 0 0 8:16 8 16:20 30 24:18 28 32:20 19 40:23 12 48:21 22 56:22 18 1-04:29 12 1-12:38 11
11 Miguel Ángel López 28 Spain ESP 1-20:58 0 0 0 8:17 10 16:18 16 24:17 19 32:20 24 40:24 25 48:19 19 56:20 16 1-04:34 15 1-12:49 12
12 Iñaki Gomez 28 Canada CAN 1-21:12 2 2 0 8:16 7 16:17 6 24:16 4 32:19 4 40:22 5 48:17 4 56:10 3 1-04:06 5 1-12:15 9
13 Manish Singh 25 India IND 1-21:21 1 1 0 8:17 13 16:17 10 24:16 10 32:20 18 40:22 7 48:19 18 56:25 19 1-04:46 18 1-13:09 18
14 Ever Palma 24 Mexico MEX 1-21:24 0 0 0 8:17 20 16:18 18 24:17 17 32:20 21 40:23 13 48:18 10 56:11 10 1-04:36 16 1-12:56 13
15 Éider Arévalo 23 Colombia COL 1-21:36 0 0 0 8:18 28 16:20 28 24:17 22 32:20 22 40:24 24 48:18 11 56:29 21 1-04:41 17 1-12:59 14
16 Ruslan Dmytrenko 30 Ukraine UKR 1-21:40 1 1 0 8:17 17 16:19 19 24:18 24 32:19 16 40:23 18 48:20 20 56:19 15 1-04:33 14 1-13:03 15
17 Kim Hyeon-Seop 31 South Korea KOR 1-21:44 1 1 0 8:13 1 16:17 7 24:16 9 32:19 11 40:23 17 48:23 24 56:37 23 1-05:00 22 1-13:21 19
18 Hagen Pohle 24 Germany GER 1-21:44 0 0 0 8:17 19 16:26 51 24:36 46 32:43 41 40:51 35 49:03 33 57:15 30 1-05:28 24 1-13:38 20
19 Jakub Jelonek 31 Poland POL 1-21:52 2 2 0 8:19 43 16:23 42 24:30 38 32:37 33 40:49 31 49:02 28 57:15 29 1-05:28 25 1-13:39 21
20 Alexandros Papamikhail 27 Greece GRE 1-21:55 1 1 0 8:18 33 16:26 52 24:35 45 32:45 43 40:53 36 49:02 31 57:16 31 1-05:29 26 1-13:42 22
21 Isamu Fujisawa 28 Japan JPN 1-22:03 2 2 0 8:19 46 16:19 23 24:17 13 32:20 25 40:23 23 48:18 17 56:20 17 1-04:31 13 1-13:03 16
22 Álvaro Martín 22 Spain ESP 1-22:11 0 0 0 8:16 9 16:17 8 24:16 8 32:19 9 40:22 8 48:17 9 56:11 11 1-04:26 10 1-13:03 17
23 Pedro Gómez 25 Mexico MEX 1-22:22 0 0 0 8:19 44 16:19 22 24:20 30 32:31 29 40:43 27 49:02 27 57:15 27 1-05:31 30 1-14:02 27
24 Richard Vargas 21 Venezuela VEN 1-22:23 0 0 0 8:17 16 16:17 12 24:17 14 32:19 13 40:22 9 48:18 13 56:29 22 1-05:09 23 1-13:51 24
25 Yerko Araya 30 Chile CHI 1-22:23 2 2 0 8:18 25 16:21 34 24:21 32 32:32 30 40:46 30 49:02 29 57:19 33 1-05:44 32 1-14:13 30
26 Marius Žiūkas 31 Lithuania LTU 1-22:27 0 0 0 8:23 69 16:37 64 24:50 58 33:05 54 41:18 44 49:32 42 57:47 38 1-06:06 36 1-14:24 33
27 Ben Thorne 23 Canada CAN 1-22:28 1 1 0 8:18 31 16:17 4 24:16 3 32:18 3 40:22 10 48:17 5 56:12 12 1-04:49 20 1-13:52 25
28 Máté Helebrandt 27 Hungary HUN 1-22:31 2 2 0 8:19 47 16:30 58 24:47 56 33:03 49 41:13 41 49:20 38 57:36 35 1-05:58 35 1-14:18 31
29 Luis Fernando López 37 Colombia COL 1-22:32 1 1 0 8:18 35 16:20 29 24:18 26 32:20 27 40:23 16 48:23 23 56:52 24 1-05:31 31 1-14:01 26
30 Ersin Tacir 31 Turkey TUR 1-22:53 1 1 0 8:18 39 16:19 24 24:17 20 32:19 15 40:23 21 48:36 25 57:06 25 1-05:30 28 1-14:04 28
31 João Vieira 40 Portugal POR 1-23:03 0 0 0 8:20 62 16:25 48 24:31 40 32:41 38 40:50 33 49:02 32 57:15 28 1-05:30 29 1-14:08 29
32 Anton Kučmín 32 Slovakia SVK 1-23:17 0 0 0 8:21 63 16:24 47 24:38 48 32:48 44 41:05 40 49:27 40 57:51 39 1-06:24 37 1-14:55 37
33 Rhydian Cowley 25 Australia AUS 1-23:30 1 1 0 8:20 54 16:31 60 24:45 55 33:04 50 41:24 49 49:44 44 58:13 42 1-06:42 41 1-15:16 39
34 Georgy Sheyko 26 Kazakhstan KAZ 1-23:31 0 0 0 8:20 57 16:32 61 24:51 59 33:05 55 41:19 46 49:40 43 58:09 41 1-06:41 40 1-15:12 38
35 Ihor Hlavan 25 Ukraine UKR 1-23:32 0 0 0 8:19 50 16:23 39 24:30 36 32:41 39 40:54 37 49:04 36 57:20 34 1-05:50 34 1-14:30 34
36 Hassanine Sbai 32 Tunisia TUN 1-23:44 0 0 0 8:17 12 16:19 20 24:18 25 32:20 23 40:23 20 48:20 21 56:29 20 1-04:59 21 1-13:47 23
37 Brian Pintado 21 Ecuador ECU 1-23:44 0 0 0 8:18 36 16:21 36 24:30 37 32:38 37 40:51 34 49:02 30 57:16 32 1-05:46 33 1-14:39 36
38 Nils Brembach 23 Germany GER 1-23:46 0 0 0 8:18 29 16:20 31 24:30 34 32:38 36 40:54 37 49:20 37 57:58 40 1-06:43 42 1-15:20 40
39 Chen Ding 23 China CHN 1-23:54 0 0 0 8:17 22 16:20 25 24:19 29 32:22 28 40:30 26 48:44 26 57:08 26 1-05:29 27 1-14:32 35
40 Nazar Kovalenko 29 Ukraine UKR 1-24:40 0 0 0 8:19 45 16:23 40 24:33 44 32:52 45 41:21 47 49:52 49 58:30 44 1-07:13 45 1-15:59 43
41 Paolo Yurivilca 20 Peru PER 1-24:48 1 0 1 8:17 18 16:23 41 24:52 60 33:38 60 42:08 58 50:42 57 59:20 52 1-08:03 49 1-16:36 47
42 Eiki Takahashi 23 Japan JPN 1-24:59 1 1 0 8:19 51 16:20 26 24:17 15 32:20 20 40:23 15 48:18 15 56:17 14 1-04:46 19 1-14:19 32
43 Aleksandr Lyakhovich 27 Belarus BLR 1-25:04 0 0 0 8:20 58 16:30 59 24:43 52 33:10 58 41:38 54 50:02 50 58:33 46 1-07:13 44 1-16:16 45
44 Lebogang Shange 26 South Africa RSA 1-25:07 0 0 0 8:19 48 16:21 35 24:21 31 32:32 31 40:45 29 49:04 35 57:36 36 1-06:39 39 1-15:51 42
45 Marco Antonio Rodríguez 22 Bolivia BOL 1-25:11 0 0 0 8:20 60 16:28 55 24:37 47 33:00 48 41:24 48 49:48 47 58:33 45 1-07:29 46 1-16:28 46
46 Alex Wright 25 Ireland IRL 1-25:25 0 0 0 8:20 56 16:26 53 24:44 54 33:15 59 42:02 57 50:47 59 59:26 54 1-08:07 51 1-16:55 48
47 Artur Brzozowski 31 Poland POL 1-25:29 2 0 2 8:23 68 16:43 68 25:14 65 33:46 64 42:19 60 50:55 60 59:40 55 1-08:21 53 1-16:56 49
48 Erik Tysse 35 Norway NOR 1-26:06 0 0 0 8:18 24 16:24 46 24:41 51 33:06 57 41:36 53 50:23 53 59:10 49 1-08:05 50 1-17:04 50
49 Kévin Campion 28 France FRA 1-26:22 1 1 0 8:16 2 16:22 37 24:31 39 32:38 35 40:49 32 49:03 34 57:41 37 1-06:37 38 1-16:09 44
50 Erick Barrondo 25 Guatemala GUA 1-27:01 1 1 0 8:20 61 16:24 44 24:38 49 33:04 51 41:45 56 50:39 55 59:42 57 1-08:44 55 1-17:55 53
51 Juan Manuel Cano 28 Argentina ARG 1-27:27 1 0 1 8:22 66 16:46 71 25:22 66 34:00 66 42:46 64 51:33 63 1-00:32 60 1-09:34 58 1-18:32 58
52 Julio César Salazar 23 Mexico MEX 1-27:38 0 0 0 8:20 59 16:25 50 24:30 35 32:44 42 41:15 42 50:04 51 59:16 51 1-08:45 56 1-18:13 56
53 Sérgio Vieira 40 Portugal POR 1-27:39 0 0 0 8:23 72 16:42 67 25:14 64 33:46 65 42:23 62 51:18 62 1-00:47 62 1-09:56 60 1-18:48 59
54 Hamid Reza Zooravand 26 Iran IRI 1-27:45 0 0 0 8:18 42 16:29 57 25:04 62 33:40 61 42:10 59 50:41 56 59:21 53 1-08:15 52 1-17:24 52
55 Francisco Arcilla 32 Spain ESP 1-27:50 0 0 0 8:19 52 16:25 49 24:32 42 32:42 40 41:15 43 50:04 52 59:11 50 1-08:43 54 1-18:30 57
56 José María Raymundo 22 Guatemala GUA 1-29:07 0 0 0 8:18 37 16:28 56 25:01 61 33:42 62 42:22 61 51:12 61 1-00:22 59 1-09:42 59 1-19:33 60
57 Choe Byeong-Kwang 25 South Korea KOR 1-29:08 2 2 0 8:19 53 16:22 38 24:32 41 32:59 47 41:30 52 50:43 58 1-00:16 58 1-09:57 61 1-19:34 61
58 Wayne Snyman 31 South Africa RSA 1-29:20 0 0 0 8:23 71 16:34 62 24:47 57 33:04 52 41:26 51 49:49 48 58:35 47 1-07:57 48 1-18:12 55
59 Marius Å avelskis 22 Lithuania LTU 1-29:26 0 0 0 8:23 70 16:42 66 25:13 63 33:46 63 42:33 63 51:33 64 1-00:47 61 1-10:14 62 1-19:49 62
60 Nguyễn Thành Ngưng 24 Vietnam VIE 1-30:01 1 1 0 8:18 41 16:23 43 25:43 70 35:55 70 45:25 68 54:35 68 1-03:42 66 1-12:32 65 1-21:24 64
61 Byeon Yeong-Jun 32 South Korea KOR 1-30:38 1 1 0 8:22 65 16:44 69 25:24 68 34:20 67 43:24 66 52:39 66 1-02:00 64 1-11:29 63 1-20:59 63
62 Mert Atlı 23 Turkey TUR 1-31:36 0 0 0 8:22 64 16:44 70 25:23 67 34:20 68 43:24 65 52:29 65 1-01:48 63 1-11:33 64 1-21:34 65
63 Moacir Zimmermann 32 Brazil BRA 1-33:58 2 1 1 8:16 5 16:36 63 25:39 69 35:09 69 44:39 67 54:00 67 1-03:15 65 1-12:35 66 1-22:52 66
AC Samuel Gathimba 28 Kenya KEN 2 2 0 8:16 3 16:16 2 24:14 2 32:13 1 40:45 28 49:21 39 58:37 48 1-07:33 47 1-17:19 51 DNF
AC Simon Wachira 32 Kenya KEN 1 1 0 8:18 30 16:21 33 24:33 43 33:06 56 41:43 55 50:38 54 59:41 56 1-08:52 57 1-18:08 54 DNF
AC Perseus Karlström 26 Sweden SWE 0 0 0 8:18 27 16:21 32 24:27 33 32:37 32 40:55 39 49:32 41 DNF
AC Denis Simanovich 29 Belarus BLR 0 0 0 8:19 49 DNF
AC José Alessandro Baggio 35 Brazil BRA 0 0 0 DNF
AC Mauricio Arteaga 27 Ecuador ECU 3 0 3 [8:18] 38 [16:24] 45 [24:39] 50 [32:58] 46 [41:18] 45 [49:44] 45 [58:14] 43 [1-06:54] 43 [1-15:36] 41 DQ
AC Quentin Rew 32 New Zealand NZL 3 2 1 [8:18] 32 [16:27] 54 [24:44] 53 [33:05] 53 [41:26] 50 [49:46] 46 DQ
AC Andrés Chocho 32 Ecuador ECU 3 3 0 [8:16] 6 [16:17] 5 [24:16] 6 [32:19] 6 DQ
AC Ganapathi Krishnan 27 India IND 3 3 0 [8:18] 26 [16:17] 11 [24:18] 27 [32:37] 34 DQ
AC Łukasz Nowak 27 Poland POL 3 0 3 [8:22] 67 [16:42] 65 [8:20] DQ
AC Gurmeet Singh 31 India IND 3 2 1 [8:25] 73 [17:26] 72 [9:01] DQ