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1996 Olympic Games Atlanta - Men's 20 km walk

 

 

Host City: Atlanta, United States  
Date Started: July 26, 1996  
Date Finished: July 26, 1996  
(Competitors: 60; Countries: 33)  
    Venue(s): Centennial Olympic Stadium, Atlanta, Georgia
Overview by IAAF    1996_olympic_stadium.jpg
The elements were kind to the walkers with the temperature at 28°C rather than the expected mid-30s. The race was led at the first (4K) checkpoint by Valentí Massana (ESP) in 16:46, but he soon fell back, and Shafikov led a group of 18 at 8Km. The pack shrunk as the race went on, with just seven together at 16Km. Shafikov and Markov led with 2Km to go, but Miguel Rodríguez (MEX) and Pérez chased after the Russians, though Rodríguez was disqualified with 1500m to go. Pérez caught Markov with a kilometre to go, with Shafikov fading. He quickly broke away from Markov, to win by 30m, with Segura another 25m behind. The mass finish, with six men covered by 40 seconds, was the closest in Olympic history.
       
Summary by Sports-reference.com      
Prior to this race, Ecuador had never won a medal in any Olympic event. Jeffersón Pérez won his nation’s first Olympic medal, with a gold, after having won the 1992 World Junior 10 km. The race was quite close, with a pack of seven together nearing the 19th kilometer. But Pérez then opened up a quick 30 metre lead on Russian Iliya Markov, and won going away. All three medalists finished together on the final straight of the track.
 

Records

Standing records prior to the 1996 Summer Olympics
World Record  Bo Lingtang (CHN) 1:18:04 April 7, 1994 China Beijing, PR China
Olympic Record  Jozef Pribilinec (TCH) 1:19:57 September 23, 1988 South Korea Seoul, South Korea
 
        Results        
 
20 km walk Men     Final 26 July      
                 
Rank Mark     Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records
1 1.20.07     Jefferson Pérez Ecuador ECU 1 Jul 74  
2 1.20.18     Ilya Markov Russia RUS 19 Jun 72  
3 1.20.23     Bernardo Segura Mexico MEX 11 Feb 70  
4 1.20.31     Nick A'Hern Australia AUS 6 Jan 69  
5 1.20.41     Rishat Shafikov Russia RUS 23 Jan 70  
6 1.20.47     Aigars Fadejevs Latvia LAT 27 Dec 75  
7 1.21.09     Mikhail Shchennikov Russia RUS 24 Dec 67  
8 1.21.13     Robert Korzeniowski Poland POL 30 Jul 68  
9 1.21.16     Yevgeniy Misyulya Belarus BLR 9 Mar 64  
10 1.21.56     Thierry Toutain France FRA 14 Feb 62  
11 1.22.05     Daniel Plaza Spain ESP 3 Jul 66  
12 1.22.17     Mikhail Khmelnitskiy Belarus BLR 24 Jul 69  
13 1.22.18     Sándor Urbanik Hungary HUN 15 Dec 64  
14 1.23.08     Denis Langlois France FRA 10 Oct 68  
15 1.23.23     Nichan Daimer Germany GER 19 Jun 67  
16 1.23.41     Giovanni Perricelli Italy ITA 25 Aug 67  
17 1.23.47     Valeriy Borisov Kazakhstan KAZ 18 Sep 66  
18 1.23.47     Robert Ihly Germany GER 5 May 63  
19 1.24.10     Daniel García Mexico MEX 28 Oct 71  
20 1.24.14     Valentí Massana Spain ESP 5 Jul 70  
21 1.24.30     Yu Guohui China CHN 30 Apr 77  
22 1.24.54     Daisuke Ikeshima Japan JPN 30 Jan 75  
23 1.25.01     David Kimutai Kenya KEN 19 Aug 69  
24 1.25.08     Andreas Erm Germany GER 12 Mar 76  
25 1.25.13     Jiří Malysa Czech Republic CZE 14 Aug 66  
26 1.25.14     Sérgio Galdino Brazil BRA 7 May 69  
27 1.25.22     Giovanni De Benedictis Italy ITA 8 Jan 68  
28 1.25.28     Li Zewen China CHN 5 Dec 73  
29 1.25.30     Claus Jørgensen Denmark DEN 15 Mar 74  
30 1.25.32     Jan Staaf Sweden SWE 11 Feb 62  
31 1.25.50     José Urbano Portugal POR 1 Mar 66  
32 1.25.52     Scott Nelson New Zealand NZL 10 Oct 69  
33 1.26.02     Hatem Ghoula Tunisia TUN 7 Jun 73  
34 1.26.29     Michele Didoni Italy ITA 7 Mar 74  
35 1.26.37     Jean-Oliver Brosseau France FRA 23 Jun 67  
36 1.27.15     Martin St. Pierre Canada CAN 4 Mar 72  
37 1.27.27     Mohieddine Beni Daoud Tunisia TUN 20 Apr 76  
38 1.27.35     Róbert Valíček Slovakia SVK 10 Mar 69  
39 1.27.49     Fernando Vázquez Spain ESP 4 May 71  
40 1.27.57     Justus Kavulanya Kenya KEN 19 Sep 68  
41 1.28.23     Feodosii Ciumacenco Moldova MDA 27 Jan 73  
42 1.28.28     Arturo Huerta Canada CAN 30 Mar 64  
43 1.28.33     Luis García Guatemala GUA 13 Sep 74  
44 1.28.36     Valdas Kazlauskas Lithuania LTU 23 Feb 58  
45 1.29.41     Costică Bălan Romania ROU 25 Aug 64  
46 1.30.04     Pavol Blazek Slovakia SVK 9 Jul 58  
47 1.30.11     Dion Russell Australia AUS 8 May 75  
48 1.31.04     Tomás Kratochvíl Czech Republic CZE 19 Feb 71  
49 1.31.30     Claudio Bertolino Brazil BRA 31 Mar 63  
50 1.32.11     Curt Clausen United States USA 9 Oct 67  
51 1.32.42     Jimmy McDonald Ireland IRL 11 Apr 64  
52 1.39.37     Hubert Sonnek Czech Republic CZE 11 Feb 62  
53 1.42.28     Htay Myint Myanmar MYA    
  DQ     Julius Sawe Kenya KEN 21 Nov 71  
  DQ     Li Mingcai China CHN 22 Aug 71  
  DQ     Julio Martínez Guatemala GUA 27 Sep 73  
  DQ     Roberto Oscal Guatemala GUA 3 Jul 74  
  DQ     Miguel Angel Rodríguez Mexico MEX 15 Jan 67  
  DQ     Igor Kollár Slovakia SVK 26 Jun 65  
  DNF     Héctor Moreno Colombia COL 8 Jun 63  
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

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