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20 kilometres Walk, Men

Date16 August 2008 — 9:00
StatusOlympic
LocationBeijing Guojia Tiyuchang, Beijing Aolinpike Gongyuan, Beijing
Participants51 from 30 countries

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.

PosNrWalkerNOCTimeWarnings
12765Valery BorchinRUS1-19:011Gold
21555Jefferson PérezECU1-19:151Silver
31055Jared TallentAUS1-19:420Bronze
41377Wang HaoCHN1-19:471
52087Ivano BrugnettiITA1-19:512
61064Luke AdamsAUS1-19:570
71610Francisco Javier FernándezESP1-20:320
82050Robbie HeffernanIRL1-20:361
91421Luis Fernando LópezCOL1-20:592
101378Chu YafeiCHN1-21:171
112220Yuki YamazakiJPN1-21:182
121620Juan Manuel MolinaESP1-21:252
131626Benjamín SánchezESP1-21:380
141244José Alessandro BagioBRA1-21:431
152432Eder SánchezMEX1-21:531
162212Koichiro MoriokaJPN1-21:570
172766Ilya MarkovRUS1-22:021
182101Giorgio RubinoITA1-22:110
192270David KimutaiKEN1-22:210
201559Rolando SaquipayECU1-22:320
212531Erik TysseNOR1-22:430
221163Ivan TrotskiBLR1-22:550
232302Kim Hyeon-SeopKOR1-22:571
243098Andriy KovenkoUKR1-22:590
251866André HöhneGER1-23:132
262942Matej TóthSVK1-23:171
273028Hatem GhoulaTUN1-23:440
281188Dzianis SimanovichBLR1-23:530
292568Rafał AugustynPOL1-24:251
301380Dong JiminCHN1-24:342
311424James RendónCOL1-24:410
322663João VieiraPOR1-25:050
332306Park Chil-SeongKOR1-25:071
343029Hassanine SbaiTUN1-25:230
352364Marius ŽiūkasLTU1-25:360
362434David MejíaMEX1-26:452
372122Jean-Jacques NkouloukidiITA1-26:530
381554Andrés ChochoECU1-27:090
391434Allan SeguraCRC1-27:100
401028Juan Manuel CanoARG1-27:170
412897Predrag FilipovićSRB1-28:151
422239Rustam KuvatovKAZ1-28:250
433164Kevin EastlerUSA1-28:440
441162Siarhei CharnouBLR1-29:380
452664Sérgio VieiraPOR1-29:511
462625Jakub JelonekPOL1-30:370
472419Feodosiy CiumacencoMDA1-31:371
481012Mohamed AmeurALG1-32:212
493041Recep ÇelikTUR1-32:540
AC1079Chris EricksonAUS3DQ
AC2219Takayuki TaniiJPN3DQ