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20 kilometres Walk, Women

Date28 September 2000 — 10:45
StatusOlympic
LocationOlympic Stadium, Olympic Park, Sydney, New South Wales
Participants57 from 31 countries

The women’s walk distance was moved up to 20 kilometers in 2000. The favorite was 1999 World Champion Liu Hongyu of China. She led the race thru 15 km., but was then disqualified. The silver medalist from 1996 in the 10 km., Elisabetta Perrone (ITA) then went ahead, but also received a red flag. This left Australia’s Jane Saville in the lead, which she held to the stadium track but there, she too, was disqualified. This left Wang Liping in first place on the track and she won by almost 30 seconds.

PosNrWalkerNOCTimeWarnings
11389Wang LipingCHN1-29:052ORGold
22673Kjersti Tysse-PlätzerNOR1-29:330Silver
31643María VascoESP1-30:230Bronze
42223Erica AlfridiITA1-31:252
52578María Guadalupe SánchezMEX1-31:331
62819Norica CîmpeanROU1-31:500
71135Kerry Saxby-JunnaAUS1-32:020
82937Tatyana GudkovaRUS1-32:350
91242Natallia MisiuliaBLR1-33:082
102154Gillian O'SullivanIRL1-33:100
112000Athina PapagianniGRE1-33:141
123242Valentyna SavchukUKR1-33:220
132823Ana Maria GrozaROU1-33:380
142773Susana FeitorPOR1-33:530
152539Yuan Yu FangMAS1-34:191
162499Kristina SaltanovičLTU1-34:240
173373Michelle RohlUSA1-34:261
182080Mária Rosza-UrbanikHUN1-34:451
191908Beate GummeltGER1-34:590
201626Encarnación GranadosESP1-35:061
212364Svetlana TolstayaKAZ1-35:190
221757Nora LeksirFRA1-35:291
231760Fatiha OualiFRA1-35:350
243248Vira ZozuliaUKR1-35:430
252424Kim Mi-JeongKOR1-36:090
262574Mara IbañezMEX1-36:171
271636Eva PérezESP1-36:350
281248Valia TsybulskayaBLR1-36:440
292079Anikó SzebenszkyHUN1-36:460
302460Jolanta DukureLAT1-36:540
312495Sonata MilušauskaitėLTU1-37:140
321241Larysa KhmielnitskayaBLR1-37:390
331832Lisa KehlerGBR1-37:470
341562Ivis MartínezESA1-38:071
352150Olive LoughnaneIRL1-38:230
361996Khristina KokotouGRE1-38:520
372465Anita LiepiņaLAT1-39:170
383333Chen YuelingUSA1-39:362
391136Lisa Sheridan-PaoliniAUS1-40:570
402357Yelena KuznetsovaKAZ1-42:451
412021Teresita ColladoGUA1-43:280
421252Geovana IrustaBOL1-43:342
433099Zuzana BlažekováSVK1-44:031
443361Debbi LawrenceUSA1-47:200
451025Bahia BoussadALG1-52:500
AC2362Mayya SozonovaKAZ1DNF
AC1895Kathrin BoydeGER2DNF
AC2245Annarita SidotiITA1DNF
AC2739Katarzyna RadtkePOL0DNF
AC2978Irina StankinaRUS0DNF
AC2964Olga PolyakovaRUS0DNF
AC1159Aida İsayevaAZE0DNF
AC1384Liu HongyuCHN3DQ
AC1134Jane SavilleAUS3DQ
AC2241Elisabetta PerroneITA3DQ
AC2575María Graciela MendozaMEX3DQ
AC1345Janice McCaffreyCAN3DQ