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20 kilometres Walk, Women

Date19 August 2016 — 14:30
StatusOlympic
LocationPraia do Pontal, Recreio dos Bandeirantes, Rio de Janeiro
Participants74 from 34 countries
Olympic Record 1-25:02 WR / Yelena Lashmanova RUS / 11 August 2012

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.

PosNrWalkerNOCTimeWarnings
110Liu HongCHN1-28:351Gold
252María Guadalupe GonzálezMEX1-28:371Silver
311Lu XiuzhiCHN1-28:421Bronze
438Antonella PalmisanoITA1-29:030
512Qieyang ShenjieCHN1-29:040
661Ana CabecinhaPOR1-29:230
78Érica SenaBRA1-29:292
822Beatriz PascualESP1-30:240
92Regan LambleAUS1-30:282
1016Anežka DrahotováCZE1-30:430
1139Elisa RigaudoITA1-31:041
1263Inês HenriquesPOR1-31:280
1326Émilie MenuetFRA1-32:041
1456Kimberly GarcíaPER1-32:090
1527Antigoni NtrismpiotiGRE1-32:320
1640Kumiko OkadaJPN1-32:420
174Nastassia YatsevichBLR1-32:531
185Ángela CastroBOL1-32:540
1971Nadiya BorovskaUKR1-33:012
2021Raquel GonzálezESP1-33:030
2172Inna KashynaUKR1-33:150
2275Maria Michta-CoffeyUSA1-33:360
2354María Guadalupe SánchezMEX1-33:442
2419Paola PérezECU1-33:530
2533Viktória MadarászHUN1-33:590
261Tanya HollidayAUS1-34:222
2717Magaly BonillaECU1-34:541
2858Paulina BuziakPOL1-35:010
2951Brigita Virbalytė-DimšienėLTU1-35:110
3030Mirna OrtízGUA1-35:110
316Wendy CornejoBOL1-35:172
3213Sandra ArenasCOL1-35:401
3323Júlia TakácsESP1-35:450
3474Miranda MelvilleUSA1-35:480
3555Alana BarberNZL1-35:550
3618Maritza GuamánECU1-35:560
3762Daniela CardosoPOR1-36:130
3814Yeseida CarrilloCOL1-36:280
3945Jeon Yeong-EunKOR1-36:312
403Rachel TallentAUS1-37:081
4153Alejandra OrtegaMEX1-37:330
4244Grace WanjiruKEN1-37:490
437Stefany CoronadoBOL1-37:560
4460Agnieszka SzwarnógPOL1-38:010
4564Andreea ArsineROU1-38:161
4673Valentyna MyronchukUKR1-38:201
4728Panagiota TsinopoulouGRE1-38:240
4868Mária CzakováSVK1-38:291
499Cisiane DutraBRA1-38:350
5065Ana RodeanROU1-38:420
5157Jessica HanccoPER1-39:080
5231Maritza PoncioGUA1-40:090
5348Agnese PastareLAT1-40:152
5435Khushbir KaurIND1-40:331
5569Mária GálikováSVK1-40:350
5650Živilė VaiciukevičiūtėLTU1-41:280
5766Claudia ȘtefROU1-41:471
5832Barbara KovácsHUN1-42:111
5934Rita RécseiHUN1-42:411
6070Chahinez NasriTUN1-42:570
6125Askale TiksaETH1-44:152
6241Diana AydosovaKAZ1-44:491
6367Anel OosthuizenRSA1-45:061
AC59Agnieszka DygaczPOL1DNF
AC36Sapna PuniaIND0DNF
AC20Yesenia MirandaESA0DNF
AC15Sandra GalvisCOL0DNF
AC49Neringa AidietytėLTU0DNF
AC37Eleonora GiorgiITA3DQ1
AC29Mayra HerreraGUA3DQ2
AC24Yehualeye Beletew MitikuETH3DQ3
AC46Lee Da-SeulKOR3DQ4
AC47Lee Jeong-EunKOR3DQ5
AC43Polina RepinaKAZ3DQ6