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Athletics at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Summer Games:

Women'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 19, 2016
Date Finished: August 19, 2016

Gold: CHN Liu Hong
Silver: MEX María Guadalupe González
Bronze: CHN Lu Xiuzhi

Summary

Chinese walker [Liu Hong] had finished fourth at the 2008 and 2012 Olympics, although she would later get a bronze medal from London after a doping disqualification on re-testing of samples. She had won medals at the last three World Championships, broke the world record in 2015, and came to Rio as the favorite. Earlier in 2016 she had served a one-month drug suspension when an anti-histamine had been found in a skin lotion she was using.

The race was close throughout, with nobody establishing themselves as a clear leader. Into the last kilometer, Liu, Mexican [María Guadalupe González], and Liu’s teammate [Lu Xiuzhi] battled for the medals. Liu outsprinted González to win by two seconds with Lu another five seconds behind. It was the closest finish in any Olympic women’s walk race.

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 Liu Hong 29 China CHN Gold 1-28:35 1 1 0 9:15 4 18:28 2 27:27 3 36:25 2 45:24 1 54:11 3 1-03:02 4 1-11:44 4 1-20:24 1
2 María Guadalupe González 27 Mexico MEX Silver 1-28:37 1 1 0 9:15 1 18:28 1 27:27 4 36:25 1 45:24 2 54:11 2 1-03:01 3 1-11:44 3 1-20:24 2
3 Lu Xiuzhi 22 China CHN Bronze 1-28:42 1 1 0 9:15 8 18:28 3 27:26 1 36:25 3 45:24 3 54:11 1 1-03:01 2 1-11:43 2 1-20:24 3
4 Antonella Palmisano 24 Italy ITA 1-29:03 0 0 0 9:16 30 18:30 26 27:29 17 36:26 15 45:24 8 54:12 6 1-03:02 6 1-11:44 5 1-20:27 5
5 Qieyang Shenjie 25 China CHN 1-29:04 0 0 0 9:16 15 18:28 4 27:27 6 36:25 9 45:24 5 54:15 7 1-03:01 1 1-11:43 1 1-20:27 4
6 Ana Cabecinha 32 Portugal POR 1-29:23 0 0 0 9:15 10 18:29 14 27:28 11 36:25 10 45:24 7 54:15 8 1-03:02 7 1-11:46 6 1-20:37 7
7 Érica de Sena 31 Brazil BRA 1-29:29 2 2 0 9:15 3 18:28 7 27:27 5 36:25 4 45:24 6 54:12 4 1-03:02 5 1-11:48 7 1-20:37 6
8 Beatriz Pascual 34 Spain ESP 1-30:24 0 0 0 9:15 2 18:29 17 27:28 10 36:26 12 45:26 14 54:18 10 1-03:20 9 1-12:26 9 1-21:32 9
9 Regan Lamble 24 Australia AUS 1-30:28 2 2 0 9:17 33 18:29 19 27:29 13 36:26 11 45:25 9 54:16 9 1-03:16 8 1-12:19 8 1-21:31 8
10 Anežka Drahotová 21 Czech Republic CZE 1-30:43 0 0 0 9:15 5 18:28 6 27:27 2 36:25 7 45:25 11 54:24 13 1-03:29 11 1-12:41 12 1-21:48 10
11 Elisa Rigaudo 36 Italy ITA 1-31:04 1 0 1 9:15 11 18:28 5 27:29 14 36:26 14 45:26 13 54:21 11 1-03:24 10 1-12:33 10 1-21:48 11
12 Inês Henriques 36 Portugal POR 1-31:28 0 0 0 9:16 14 18:29 10 27:29 15 36:26 13 45:26 12 54:23 12 1-03:32 12 1-12:40 11 1-22:04 12
13 Émilie Menuet 24 France FRA 1-32:04 1 1 0 9:16 23 18:30 25 27:30 19 36:30 17 45:46 18 55:15 19 1-04:23 17 1-13:33 15 1-22:49 13
14 Kimberly García 22 Peru PER 1-32:09 0 0 0 9:16 20 18:29 13 27:27 8 36:25 6 45:25 10 54:37 15 1-03:59 14 1-13:23 13 1-22:51 14
15 Antigoni Ntrismpioti 32 Greece GRE 1-32:32 0 0 0 9:17 36 18:30 28 27:37 23 36:45 23 45:54 20 55:05 17 1-04:22 15 1-13:43 17 1-23:09 15
16 Kumiko Okada 24 Japan JPN 1-32:42 0 0 0 9:16 21 18:29 22 27:32 22 36:45 22 46:04 23 55:31 22 1-04:58 23 1-14:23 22 1-23:36 19
17 Anastasiya Yatsevich 31 Belarus BLR 1-32:53 1 1 0 9:16 22 18:29 16 27:29 16 36:43 21 45:52 19 55:17 21 1-04:35 18 1-14:04 18 1-23:25 17
18 Ángela Castro 23 Bolivia BOL 1-32:54 0 0 0 9:20 52 18:35 38 27:49 36 37:05 32 46:20 24 55:35 23 1-04:53 20 1-14:19 20 1-23:42 20
19 Nadiya Prokopuk-Borovska 35 Ukraine UKR 1-33:01 2 2 0 9:16 19 18:29 21 27:29 18 36:30 18 45:43 17 55:03 16 1-04:22 16 1-13:42 16 1-23:27 18
20 Raquel González 26 Spain ESP 1-33:03 0 0 0 9:15 6 18:28 9 27:27 9 36:25 8 45:27 15 54:32 14 1-03:53 13 1-13:31 14 1-23:22 16
21 Inna Kashyna 24 Ukraine UKR 1-33:15 0 0 0 9:22 58 18:38 48 27:48 33 37:05 31 46:25 30 55:37 24 1-04:55 22 1-14:17 19 1-23:49 21
22 Maria Michta-Coffey 30 United States USA 1-33:36 0 0 0 9:19 48 18:33 33 27:48 31 37:05 27 46:23 25 55:49 28 1-05:17 24 1-14:46 24 1-24:17 23
23 María Guadalupe Sánchez 20 Mexico MEX 1-33:44 2 2 0 9:17 39 18:30 27 27:30 21 36:43 20 45:56 21 55:15 20 1-04:48 19 1-14:19 21 1-24:09 22
24 Paola Pérez 26 Ecuador ECU 1-33:53 0 0 0 9:16 18 18:30 23 27:47 28 37:04 25 46:25 31 55:48 26 1-05:21 26 1-14:53 26 1-24:24 24
25 Viktória Madarász 31 Hungary HUN 1-33:59 0 0 0 9:17 41 18:36 46 27:49 35 37:06 34 46:24 29 55:49 29 1-05:17 25 1-14:47 25 1-24:26 25
26 Tanya Holliday 27 Australia AUS 1-34:22 2 2 0 9:16 28 18:28 8 27:30 20 36:29 16 45:43 16 55:13 18 1-04:54 21 1-14:45 23 1-24:36 26
27 Magaly Bonilla 24 Ecuador ECU 1-34:54 1 1 0 9:18 44 18:38 50 28:04 43 37:39 43 47:13 38 56:45 35 1-06:10 32 1-15:43 30 1-25:14 28
28 Paulina Buziak 29 Poland POL 1-35:01 0 0 0 9:20 53 18:34 34 27:48 34 37:05 30 46:24 28 55:48 27 1-05:22 27 1-15:01 27 1-24:56 27
29 Brigita Virbalytė-Dimšienė 31 Lithuania LTU 1-35:11 0 0 0 9:16 25 18:34 35 27:47 27 37:04 24 46:24 26 55:53 30 1-05:41 29 1-15:33 29 1-25:30 30
30 Mirna Ortíz 29 Guatemala GUA 1-35:11 0 0 0 9:16 26 18:31 29 27:48 29 37:05 26 46:30 32 56:07 33 1-05:40 28 1-15:24 28 1-25:21 29
31 Wendy Cornejo 23 Bolivia BOL 1-35:17 2 2 0 9:20 50 18:35 39 27:49 37 37:10 35 46:32 33 56:07 32 1-05:54 30 1-15:55 31 1-25:38 31
32 Sandra Arenas 22 Colombia COL 1-35:40 1 1 0 9:16 24 18:29 18 27:28 12 36:31 19 46:01 22 55:41 25 1-06:10 33 1-16:03 33 1-26:02 33
33 Júlia Takács 27 Spain ESP 1-35:45 0 0 0 9:15 13 18:29 15 27:41 26 37:15 36 47:16 39 56:57 38 1-06:39 35 1-16:27 34 1-26:14 34
34 Miranda Melville 27 United States USA 1-35:48 0 0 0 9:28 63 18:49 59 28:15 56 37:49 50 47:30 47 57:02 41 1-06:45 38 1-16:34 37 1-26:19 36
35 Alana Barber 29 New Zealand NZL 1-35:55 0 0 0 9:24 61 18:44 56 28:04 44 37:32 39 47:02 35 56:38 34 1-06:15 34 1-16:02 32 1-25:59 32
36 Maritza Guamán 28 Ecuador ECU 1-35:56 0 0 0 9:21 57 18:45 57 28:11 51 37:35 40 47:12 37 56:53 36 1-06:40 36 1-16:27 35 1-26:16 35
37 Daniela Cardoso 24 Portugal POR 1-36:13 0 0 0 9:43 67 19:12 65 28:49 61 38:26 57 48:08 52 57:55 51 1-07:32 47 1-17:14 41 1-26:46 38
38 Yeseida Carrillo 22 Colombia COL 1-36:28 0 0 0 9:16 29 18:31 30 27:49 38 37:17 37 47:06 36 56:59 39 1-06:48 39 1-16:41 38 1-26:49 39
39 Jeon Yeong-Eun 28 South Korea KOR 1-36:31 2 2 0 9:17 34 18:34 36 27:48 30 37:05 29 46:24 27 56:05 31 1-06:00 31 1-16:27 36 1-26:35 37
40 Rachel Tallent 23 Australia AUS 1-37:08 1 1 0 9:28 62 18:46 58 28:08 48 37:39 44 47:21 43 57:00 40 1-06:49 40 1-16:52 40 1-26:56 40
41 Alejandra Ortega 22 Mexico MEX 1-37:33 0 0 0 9:17 38 18:32 31 27:59 40 37:36 41 47:18 40 57:13 43 1-07:26 44 1-17:36 45 1-27:37 42
42 Grace Wanjiru 37 Kenya KEN 1-37:49 0 0 0 9:15 7 18:29 11 27:40 25 37:05 33 46:54 34 56:53 37 1-06:44 37 1-16:43 39 1-27:04 41
43 Stefany Coronado 19 Bolivia BOL 1-37:56 0 0 0 9:20 51 18:57 60 29:04 63 39:06 60 49:15 59 59:07 57 1-08:50 53 1-18:32 50 1-28:17 47
44 Agnieszka Szwarnóg 29 Poland POL 1-38:01 0 0 0 9:20 54 18:40 53 28:14 55 37:41 46 47:25 46 57:17 45 1-07:26 45 1-17:38 46 1-28:03 45
45 Andreea Arsine 27 Romania ROU 1-38:16 1 1 0 9:17 35 18:40 52 28:31 58 38:05 52 47:40 49 57:19 46 1-07:13 42 1-17:25 42 1-27:47 43
46 Valentyna Myronchuk 21 Ukraine UKR 1-38:20 1 1 0 9:22 60 18:58 61 28:36 60 38:22 56 48:08 51 57:55 52 1-08:02 48 1-18:11 47 1-28:31 48
47 Panagiota Tsinopoulou 25 Greece GRE 1-38:24 0 0 0 9:22 59 18:41 55 28:11 52 37:40 45 47:20 42 57:10 42 1-07:14 43 1-17:35 44 1-28:06 46
48 Mária Czaková 27 Slovakia SVK 1-38:29 1 1 0 9:21 56 18:40 54 28:11 49 37:51 51 47:47 50 57:51 49 1-08:07 49 1-18:23 49 1-28:36 49
49 Cisiane Lopes 33 Brazil BRA 1-38:35 0 0 0 9:16 27 18:36 43 28:04 42 37:36 42 47:19 41 57:14 44 1-07:13 41 1-17:26 43 1-27:58 44
50 Ana Rodean 32 Romania ROU 1-38:42 0 0 0 9:43 69 19:37 71 29:18 66 39:08 61 48:57 57 58:53 55 1-08:46 52 1-18:44 52 1-28:41 50
51 Jessica Hancco 20 Peru PER 1-39:08 0 0 0 9:17 37 18:36 45 28:11 53 38:05 53 48:13 53 58:21 53 1-08:31 51 1-18:37 51 1-28:48 51
52 Maritza Poncio 21 Guatemala GUA 1-40:09 0 0 0 9:17 40 18:32 32 27:48 32 37:20 38 47:22 45 57:47 48 1-08:13 50 1-18:49 53 1-29:33 53
53 Agnese Pastare 27 Latvia LAT 1-40:15 2 1 1 9:16 31 18:35 40 28:11 50 38:12 54 48:27 54 58:51 54 1-09:19 55 1-19:36 54 1-29:58 54
54 Khushbir Kaur 23 India IND 1-40:33 1 0 1 9:18 43 18:37 47 28:04 45 37:43 48 47:35 48 57:54 50 1-09:00 54 1-20:19 55 1-30:29 55
55 Mária Gáliková 35 Slovakia SVK 1-40:35 0 0 0 9:19 47 18:39 51 28:07 47 37:43 47 47:22 44 57:22 47 1-07:31 46 1-18:15 48 1-29:18 52
56 Živilė Vaiciukevičiūtė 20 Lithuania LTU 1-41:28 0 0 0 9:30 66 19:09 63 29:05 64 39:17 63 49:39 62 1-00:05 62 1-10:34 60 1-21:02 59 1-31:30 58
57 Claudia Ștef 38 Romania ROU 1-41:47 1 0 1 9:43 68 19:25 67 29:17 65 39:16 62 49:26 60 59:39 59 1-10:00 57 1-20:22 56 1-31:30 57
58 Barbara Kovács 23 Hungary HUN 1-42:11 1 1 0 9:44 72 19:29 68 29:33 69 39:34 64 49:37 61 59:52 60 1-10:15 58 1-20:38 58 1-31:23 56
59 Rita Récsei 20 Hungary HUN 1-42:41 1 1 0 9:44 71 19:29 69 29:28 68 39:35 65 49:55 63 1-00:19 63 1-10:52 61 1-21:26 60 1-32:10 60
60 Chahinez Nasri 20 Tunisia TUN 1-42:57 0 0 0 9:16 32 18:35 37 28:17 57 38:21 55 48:35 55 59:02 56 1-09:35 56 1-20:30 57 1-31:36 59
61 Askale Tiksa 22 Ethiopia ETH 1-44:15 2 0 2 9:15 9 18:36 44 28:33 59 38:44 58 49:09 58 59:53 61 1-10:32 59 1-21:28 61 1-32:43 61
62 Diana Aydosova 20 Kazakhstan KAZ 1-44:49 1 1 0 9:43 70 19:35 70 29:43 71 39:47 67 50:17 64 1-00:54 64 1-11:47 62 1-22:50 62 1-34:01 62
63 Anel Oosthuizen 21 South Africa RSA 1-45:06 1 0 1 9:28 64 19:13 66 29:19 67 39:45 66 50:24 65 1-01:19 65 1-12:29 63 1-23:32 63 1-34:28 63
AC Agnieszka Dygacz 31 Poland POL 1 1 0 9:19 46 18:59 62 28:49 62 39:00 59 48:57 56 59:13 58 DNF
AC Sapna Punia 28 India IND 0 0 0 9:19 49 18:38 49 28:05 46 37:44 49 DNF
AC Yesenia Miranda 22 El Salvador ESA 0 0 0 9:30 65 19:37 72 30:02 72 40:58 68 DNF
AC Sandra Galvis 30 Colombia COL 0 0 0 9:21 55 19:10 64 DNF
AC Neringa Aidietytė 33 Lithuania LTU 0 0 0 DNF
AC Eleonora Giorgi 26 Italy ITA 3 3 0 [9:15] 12 [18:29] 12 [27:27] 7 [36:25] 5 [45:24] 4 [54:12] 5 DQ
AC Mayra Carolina Herrera 27 Guatemala GUA 3 3 0 [9:16] 16 [18:29] 20 [27:37] 24 [37:05] 28 DQ
AC Yehualeye Beletew 18 Ethiopia ETH 3 2 1 [9:16] 17 [18:30] 24 [27:59] 41 DQ
AC Lee Da-Seul 19 South Korea KOR 3 2 1 [9:18] 45 [18:35] 41 [27:51] 39 DQ
AC Lee Jeong-Eun 21 South Korea KOR 3 2 1 [9:18] 42 [18:35] 42 [28:13] 54 DQ
AC Polina Repina 26 Kazakhstan KAZ 3 0 3 [9:44] 73 [19:53] 73 [29:42] 70 DQ