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1992 Olympic Games Barcelona - Women's 10 km walk

 

 

Host City: Barcelona, Spain
Date Started: August 3, 1992
Date Finished: August 3, 1992
(Competitors: 44; Countries: 21)
Venue(s): Montjuïc Olympic Stadium, Barcelona
Overview by IAAF 1992_olympic_stadium.jpg 
Alina Ivanova (RUS) and Svensson, the first two in the Tokyo world championships, were the two leaders at halfway, reached in 22:15. The hilly course and 26°C temperature did nothing to help a fast pace, and the climb back towards the stadium took its toll. With 1000m to go Chen and Li were leading, with Ivanova and Nikolayeva 30m behind. Chen had moved 20m ahead of her teammate, with Ivanova another 20m behind. The Russian put in a burst of speed which brought her a second red warning card, but also put her just in front of Chen. The Chinese woman applied pressure, and Ivanova, in trying to keep the lead, lifted again and was disqualified though she continued and crossed the line first. Li was passed by Salvador, who was also disqualified, with the result that Li won the bronze despite crossing the line in fifth place.
Summary by Sports-reference.com
This was the first walking competition for women at the Olympics. The day was very hot. The favorite was 1991 World Champion Alina Ivanova who led the early sections. With one kilometer left, the women had to ascend the hill of Montjuíc to the Estadi Olímpic. Chen Yueling and Li Chunxiu of China had the lead over Ivanova and her teammate Yelena Nikolayeva. As they entered the tunnel to the stadium, Ivanova made up the deficit and took the lead. With 150 metres left, she “sprinted” for the finish, however, and was disqualified for her third warning for lifting. Chen held on for the gold medal, with Nikolayeva second and Li earning the bronze.
 

Records

Standing records prior to the 1992 Summer Olympics
World Record  Kerry Saxby-Junna (AUS) 41:30 August 27, 1988 Australia Canberra, Australia
Olympic Record New Event
Broken records at the 1992 Summer Olympics
Olympic Record  Chen Yueling (CHN) 44:32 August 3, 1992 Spain Barcelona, Spain
 
Results

The Women's 10 km Walk at the 1992 Summer Olympics was held on August 3, 1992, in Barcelona, Spain. There were a total number of 44 competitors, with six athletes who were disqualified.

Inside the stadium, Alina Ivanova and Chen Yueling were locked in a tight battle. With 200 metres to go, Ivanova accelerated for what looked like would be a gold/bronze combination for the former Soviet athletes. Chen maintained her pace to stay ahead of Yelena Nikolayeva, sprinting to chase her down, pulling away from Chen's Chinese teammate Li Chunxiu. Well ahead, Ivanova bounded across the finish line in first, but her final sprint only earned her a disqualification. Ileana Salvador sprinted past Li at the line, also earning a disqualification, giving Chen the gold medal and China the gold/bronze combination. Chen also took the Olympic record in the first time Olympic event.

10 km walk Women Final 3 August
Rank Mark Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records
1 44.32 Chen Yueling China CHN 1 Apr 68
2 44.33 Yelena Nikolayeva Russia RUS 17 Mar 66
3 44.41 Li Chunxiu China CHN 13 Aug 69
4 45.08 Sari Essayah Finland FIN 21 Feb 67
5 45.15 Cui Yingzi China CHN 26 Jan 71
6 45.17 Madelein Svensson Sweden SWE 20 Jul 69
7 45.23 Annarita Sidoti Italy ITA 25 Jul 69
8 45.23 Yelena Sayko Russia RUS 24 Dec 67
9 45.28 Anne-Marie Judkins New Zealand NZL 1 Mar 64
10 45.32 Mari Cruz Díaz Spain ESP 24 Oct 69
11 45.45 Katarzyna Radtke Poland POL 31 Aug 69
12 45.5 Mária Urbanik-Rosza Hungary HUN 12 Feb 67
13 45.54 Ildikó Ilyés Hungary HUN 28 Aug 66
14 46 Encarna Granados Spain ESP 30 Jan 72
15 46.01 Kerry Saxby-Junna Australia AUS 2 Jun 61
16 46.31 Beate Gummelt Germany GER 4 Feb 68
17 46.34 Beata Kaczmarska Poland POL 5 Jul 70
18 46.35 Andrea Alföldi Hungary HUN 22 Sep 64
19 46.43 Elisabetta Perrone Italy ITA 9 Jul 68
20 46.45 Michelle Rohl United States USA 12 Nov 65
21 46.5 Tina Poitras Canada CAN 5 Oct 70
22 47.03 Emilia Cano Spain ESP 4 Mar 68
23 47.11 Miki Itakura Japan JPN 1 Aug 75
24 47.43 Yuko Sato Japan JPN 23 Jan 68
25 48.05 Janice McCaffrey Canada CAN 20 Oct 59
26 48.23 Debbi Lawrence United States USA 15 Oct 61
27 48.26 Victoria Herazo United States USA 2 Jun 59
28 48.39 Maricela Chávez Mexico MEX 15 May 65
29 49.14 Pascale Grand Canada CAN
30 50.02 Eva Machuca Mexico MEX 70
31 50.13 Gabrielle Blythe Australia AUS 9 Mar 69
32 50.14 Betty Sworowski Great Britain GBR 12 Mar 61
33 50.21 Kathrin Boyde Germany GER 4 Dec 70
34 50.23 Isilda Gonçalves Portugal POR 11 Nov 69
35 51.44 Lisa Kehler Great Britain GBR 15 Mar 67
36 51.56 Miriam Ramón Ecuador ECU 10 Feb 73
37 54.53 Perri Williams Ireland IRL 2 Jun 66
38 55.24 Kada Delic Yugoslavia YUG 7 Jul 65
DQ Khin Lwan Ma Myanmar MYA 5 May 66
DQ Vicky Lupton Great Britain GBR 17 Apr 72
DQ Maria Graciela Mendoza Mexico MEX 22 Mar 63
DQ Alina Ivanova Russia RUS 16 Mar 69
DQ Ileana Salvador Italy ITA 16 Jan 62
DQ Susana Feitor Portugal POR 28 Jan 75
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

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