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1997 World Championships in Athletics Athens, Greece

1997 6th IAAF World Championships - Athens - Women's 10km Race Walk

 

 

Host City: Athens, Greece Format: First round (First 8 & 4 fastest to final) (Aug 4)
Dates: August 1–10, 1997
Nations participating: 198
Athletes participating: 1882
    Main venue: Olympic Stadium
Overview by IAAF   oaka7 
For the first and last time the women’s walk was contested in these championships as a 10,000m track event; from 1999 it would be 20Km on the road. Sidoti, the 1990 European champion who only came into the Italian team as a reserve, became the smallest of all world champions (she is just 1.50m or 4ft 11in tall) as she led from the second kilometre onwards for victory in 42:55.49 ... somewhat quicker than the 45:02.8 which won the last men’s Olympic race at this distance on the track in 1952! Sidoti covered the first half in 21:23.72, the second in 21:31.77. Defending champion Stankina, the only opponent to stay close to Sidoti after halfway, was disqualified at 8Km. Her Russian colleagues had a disastrous time also: Ivanova, who crossed the line in second place, was later stripped of her medal and banned for two years after testing positive for Stanozolol, and Olympic Champion Nikolayeva placed no higher than ninth.
 
 
  10,000m Race Walk 7 August

Event report women 10,000m walk

For the first time at a World Championships, the 10,000 meters walk was held entirely on the track, and also for the first time included a qualifying round to decide the 20 athletes who will take part in Thursday night’s final. Latvian Anita Liepina won the first heat with the fastest time of the morning, 44:07.88, with Hungarian Maria Urbanik-Rosza in 2nd place (44:13.76), Belarus’s Olga Kardopoltseva in 3rd (44:16.00) and Olympic champion, Russian Yelena Nikolayeva in 4th (44:16.08). Kardopoltseva set the pace up until the 9th kilometre, and then Liepina made her move. The 5,000 metres were covered in 22:01.55, with Kardopoltseva leading the group. The 2nd heat was won by Russian Olimpiada Ivanova in 44:31.98, followed by Italians Erica Alfridi (44:32.04) and Elisabetta Perrone (44:32.06), with the defending world champion, Russia’s Irina Stankina, in 4th (44:32.22). Alfridi led the race from the beginning, and passed the 5,000 meter mark in 22:16.95. All of the likely contenders for the medals advanced to the final.
  Final
1 Annarita Sidoti ITA 25 Jul 69 42.55.49
2 Olga Kardopoltseva BLR 11 Sep 66 43.30.20
3 Valentina Tsybulskaya BLR 19 Feb 68 43.49.24
4 Liu Hongyu CHN 11 Jan 75 43.56.86
5 Erica Alfridi ITA 22 Feb 68 43.59.73
6 Anikó Szebenszky HUN 12 Aug 65 44.14.94
7 Gu Yan CHN 17 Mar 74 44.24.17
8 Anita Liepiņa LAT 17 Nov 67 45.00.56
9 Yelena Nikolayeva RUS 17 Mar 66 45.01.90
10 Elisabetta Perrone ITA 9 Jul 68 45.16.64
11 Mária Urbanik-Rosza HUN 12 Feb 67 45.36.57
12 Wang Yan CHN 3 May 71 46.21.69
13 Svetlana Tolstaya KAZ 9 Aug 71 47.09.51
14 Yuka Mitsumori JPN 8 Jan 72 47.24.22
Larisa Khmelnitskaya BLR 23 Sep 71 DNF
Beate Gummelt GER 4 Feb 68 DNF
Maya Sazonova KAZ 28 May 65 DQ
Irina Stankina RUS 25 Mar 77 DQ
Olga Panfyorova RUS 21 Aug 77 DQ
Olimpiada Ivanova RUS 5 May 70 DQ
  Heats 4 August
  Heat 1
1 Anita Liepiņa LAT 17 Nov 67 44.07.88
2 Mária Urbanik-Rosza HUN 12 Feb 67 44.13.76
3 Olga Kardopoltseva BLR 11 Sep 66 44.16.00
4 Yelena Nikolayeva RUS 17 Mar 66 44.16.08
5 Larisa Khmelnitskaya BLR 23 Sep 71 44.18.49
6 Wang Yan CHN 3 May 71 44.18.50
7 Annarita Sidoti ITA 25 Jul 69 44.19.33
8 Olga Panfyorova RUS 21 Aug 77 44.22.63
9 Svetlana Tolstaya KZK 44.32.34
10 Maria Graciela Mendoza MEX 44.51.81
11 Susana Feitor POR 45.00.77
12 Celia Marcén ESP 6 Dec 73 45.09.85
13 Ildiko Ilyes HUN 45.18.02
14 Ivonne Varas MEX 47.03.18
15 Hanne Liland NOR 47.51.23
16 Valerie Nadaud FRA 47.52.90
17 Kathrin Born-Boyde GER 48.01.28
18 Christina Kokotou GRE 48.52.36
19 Aida Isayeva AZE 50.44.62
- Geovana Irusta BOL DQ
- Annastasia Karen Raj MAS DQ
  Heat 1
1 Olympiada Ivanova RUS 44.31.98
2 Erica Alfridi ITA 44.32.04
3 Elisabetta Perrone ITA 44.32.06
4 Irina Stankina RUS 44.32.17
5 Aniko Szebenszky HUN 44.32.22
6 Valentina Tsybulskaya BLR 44.32.24
7 Hongyu Liu CHN 44.32.47
8 Maya Sazonova KZK 44.33.48
9 Yan Gu CHN 44.36.17
10 Beate Anders-Gummelt GER 44.37.78
11 Yuka Mitsumori JPN 44.43.99
12 Tina Poitras CAN 45.18.76
13 Jane Saville AUS 46.12.76
14 Nathalie Marchand-Fortain FRA 46.28.58
15 Nora Leksir FRA 47.15.15
16 Valentina Savchuk UKR 47.47.57
17 Francisca Martinez MEX 48.29.81
18 Miriam Ramon ECU 48.39.75
- Victoria Herazo USA DQ
- Tong Lean Cheng MAS DQ

Startlist

Heat 1 04 AUG 1997 08:00

Order / LaneATHLETECOUNTRYPBSB 1997
1 Larisa Khmelnitskaya BLR BLR    
2 Hristína Kokótou GRE GRE    
3 Olga Panfyorova RUS RUS    
4 Celia Marcén ESP ESP    
5 Kathrin Boyde GER GER    
6 Ildikó Ilyés HUN HUN    
7 Svetlana Tolstaya KAZ KAZ    
8 Anita Liepina LAT LAT    
9 Geovana Irusta BOL BOL 46:01.06 46:01.06
10 Aida Isayeva AZE AZE    
11 Susana Feitor POR POR 45:17.7  
12 Anna Rita Sidoti ITA ITA 47:57.9  
13 María Graciela Mendoza MEX MEX    
14 Yan Wang CHN CHN    
15 Annastasia Karen Raj MAS MAS    
16 Hanne Liland NOR NOR    
17 Valérie Nadaud-Leveque FRA FRA    
18 Olga Kardopoltseva BLR BLR    
19 Yelena Nikolayeva RUS RUS 43:36.41  
20 Ivonne Varas MEX MEX    
21 Mária Rosza-Urbanik HUN HUN    

Heat 2 04 AUG 1997 09:00 

Order / LaneATHLETECOUNTRYPBSB 1997
1 Jane Saville AUS AUS    
2 Tina Poitras CAN CAN    
3 Yan Gu CHN CHN 42:51.0  
4 Miriam Ramón ECU ECU 48:13.74  
5 Nathalie Marchand-Fortain FRA FRA    
6 Beate Gummelt GER GER 42:11.5  
7 Valentina Tsybulskaya BLR BLR    
8 Erica Alfridi ITA ITA 43:28.5 43:28.5
9 Yuka Mitsumori JPN JPN    
10 Maya Sazonova KAZ KAZ    
11 Tong Lean Cheng MAS MAS    
12 Francisca Martínez MEX MEX    
13 Irina Stankina RUS RUS    
14 Valentyna Savchuk UKR UKR    
15 Victoria Herazo USA USA    
16 Hongyu Liu CHN CHN 42:38.24  
17 Nora Leksir FRA FRA    
18 Anikó Szebenszky HUN HUN    
19 Elisabetta Perrone ITA ITA 43:27.6  
20 Olimpiada Ivanova RUS RUS 42:30.31
 

 

 

 

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