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2003 World Championships in Athletics Paris, France

2003 9th IAAF World Championships - Paris - Men's 20km Race Walk

 

 

Host City: Saint-Denis, Paris, France
Dates: 23 August – 31 August
Nations participating: 198
Athletes participating: 1679
    Main venue: Stade de France
Overview by IAAF   Paris Saint Denis stadium 
The first of the Paris golds could hardly have been won more impressively, with Pérez improving the world best by one second to 1:17:21. The IAAF had already agreed that the first world road records would be established at the end of the year. This mark became the inaugural record and it was decided that Pérez would be awarded the $100,000 prize in return for any world records set in Paris. The previous holder of the world best, Fernández, set off quickest as the field covered 1000m before linking onto the first of nine 2000m loops. The Spaniard was six seconds up at 5Km and 32 seconds clear of Pérez at halfway (38:38 to 39:10). Thereafter, the Ecuadorian – wearing a white baseball cap – closed the gap. His third quarter was covered in 19:09 compared to 19:25 by Fernández. Meanwhile, defending champion Rasskazov had moved into third place. Pérez caught Fernández in the 17th kilometre and went on to walk the second half of the race in just 38:11. “The course was very difficult,” said the winner. “The only way to overcome it was to train hard.”
 The Men's 20 km Walk at the 2003 World Championships in Paris, France was held on 4 August 2003, with the start at 08.30h local time.

Records

Standing records prior to the 2003 World Athletics Championships
World Record  Paquillo Fernández (ESP) 1:17.22 April 28, 2002 Finland Turku, Finland
Event Record  Maurizio Damilano (ITA) 1:19.37 August 24, 1991 Japan Tokyo, Japan
Broken records during the 2003 World Athletics Championships
World Record  Jefferson Pérez (ECU) 1:17.21 August 23, 2003 France Paris, France
 
  20km Race Walk 23 August
  Final

Men 20km Walk

Jefferson Perez (ECU) recorded not only the first victory of the Championships but also a World Best Performance.

His time of 1:17:21 sliced one second off Francisco Javier Fernandez's (ESP) previous mark. Road performances will be given World Record status as of the 1 January 2004.

Fernandez dominated the proceedings early. Establishing a 16 second lead over Perez at 15 km, his split of 58:03 was in touch with World Best pace.

Just before 17km, Perez, the 1996 Olympic champion made the decisive move, surging to the front. He quickly established a break and pulled away to win.

Fernandez briefly dropped b ack to third, but recovered and crossed the line second. He finished 39 seconds adrift of Perez.

Taking third place was defending champion Roman Rasskazov (RUS).

1 Jefferson Pérez ECU 1 Jul 74 1.17.21 AR WR
2 Francisco Javier Fernández ESP 6 Mar 77 1.18.00  
3 Roman Rasskazov RUS 28 Apr 79 1.18.07  
4 Noé Hernández MEX 15 Mar 78 1.18.14  
5 Luke Adams AUS 22 Oct 76 1.19.35  
6 Ivan Trotski BLR 27 May 76 1.19.40  
7 David Márquez ESP 13 Oct 77 1.19.46  
8 Ilya Markov RUS 19 Jun 72 1.20.14  
9 José David Domínguez ESP 29 Jul 80 1.20.15  
10 Alejandro López MEX 9 Feb 75 1.20.24  
11 Lorenzo Civallero ITA 8 Aug 75 1.20.34  
12 Yevgeniy Misyulya BLR 9 Mar 64 1.20.38  
13 André Höhne GER 10 Mar 78 1.20.44  
14 Hatem Ghoula TUN 7 Jun 73 1.21.12  
15 Yu Chaohong CHN 12 Dec 76 1.21.18  
16 Michele Didoni ITA 7 Mar 74 1.21.23  
17 João Vieira POR 20 Feb 76 1.22.07  
18 Kevin Eastler USA 14 Oct 77 1.22.25  
19 Erik Tysse NOR 4 Dec 80 1.22.43  
20 Akinori Matsuzaki JPN 30 Dec 81 1.24.22  
21 Alessandro Gandellini ITA 30 Apr 73 1.24.45  
22 Predrag Filipović SCG 5 Oct 78 1.25.15  
23 Xu Xingde CHN 12 Jun 84 1.25.41  
24 Sérgio Galdino BRA 7 May 69 1.26.48  
25 Feodosii Ciumacenco MDA 27 Jan 73 1.27.27  
26 Benjamin Kuciński POL 1 Jun 82 1.27.41  
27 Jiří Malysa CZE 14 Aug 66 1.30.17  
28 Jorge Segura MEX 23 Apr 75 1.30.53  
29 Ronald Huayta BOL 5 Nov 80 1.31.15  
Lee Dae-Ro KOR 12 Mar 80 DQ  
Eiichi Yoshizawa JPN 5 Sep 80 DQ  
Bernardo Segura MEX 11 Feb 70 DQ  
Julius Sawe KEN 21 Nov 71 DQ  
Viktor Burayev RUS 23 Aug 82 DQ  
Julio Martínez GUA 27 Sep 73 DQ  
Vladimir Andreyev RUS 7 Sep 66 DQ  
Toshihito Fujinohara JPN 19 Sep 75 DQ  
Valeriy Borisov KAZ 18 Sep 66 DQ  

23 AUG 2003 08:30

Order / LaneBibATHLETECOUNTRYPBSB 2003
1 696 Lorenzo Civallero ITA ITA 1:21:12 1:22:01
2 252 Chaohong Yu CHN CHN 1:18:56 1:18:56
3 1181 Roman Rasskazov RUS RUS 1:17:46  
4 332 Jirí Malysa CZE CZE 1:19:18 1:23:46
5 170 Sérgio Galdino BRA BRA 1:19:56  
6 758 Toshihito Fujinohara JPN JPN 1:20:31 1:20:31
7 1032 Erik Tysse NOR NOR 1:21:41 1:22:49
8 788 Valeriy Borissov KAZ KAZ 1:19:55 1:21:10
9 773 Akinori Matsuzaki JPN JPN 1:20:46 1:20:46
10 619 Julio René Martínez GUA GUA 1:17:46 1:24:49
11 1159 Vladimir Andreyev RUS RUS 1:18:16 1:20:56
12 1340 Hatem Ghoula TUN TUN 1:19:02 1:22:24
13 1107 João Vieira POR POR 1:20:30 1:20:30
14 935 Noé Hernández MEX MEX 1:19:03 1:20:53
15 41 Luke Adams AUS AUS 1:22:51 1:22:51
16 294 Allan Segura CRC CRC 1:31:53 1:31:53
17 139 Yevgeniy Misyulya BLR BLR 1:18:18 1:20:51
18 1086 Benjamin Kuciński POL POL 1:22:07 1:22:07
19 1164 Viktor Burayev RUS RUS 1:18:06 1:20:56
20 142 Ivan Trotski BLR BLR 1:19:45 1:20:41
21 927 Fedosei Ciumacenco MDA MDA 1:22:42 1:23:51
22 572 André Höhne GER GER 1:21:38 1:22:30
23 936 Alejandro López MEX MEX 1:17:56 1:19:49
24 819 Julius Sawe KEN KEN 1:21:21 1:22:06
25 383 José David Domínguez ESP ESP 1:21:28 1:21:28
26 366 Jefferson Pérez ECU ECU 1:18:24 1:20:47
27 701 Alessandro Gandellini ITA ITA 1:20:28 1:20:52
28 385 Francisco Javier Fernández ESP ESP 1:17:22 1:19:08
29 146 Ronald Huayta BOL BOL 1:31:53  
30 1175 Ilya Markov RUS RUS 1:18:30 1:20:05
31 1209 Predrag Filipović SCG SCG 1:21:50 1:21:50
32 391 David Márquez ESP ESP 1:21:09 1:21:41
33 698 Michele Didoni ITA ITA 1:19:59 1:21:44
34 251 Xingde Xu CHN CHN 1:19:14 1:19:14
35 835 Dae-ro Lee KOR KOR 1:21:52 1:21:52
36 783 Eiichi Yoshizawa JPN JPN 1:21:36 1:21:36
37 940 Bernardo Segura MEX MEX 1:19:05 1:19:06
38 1393 Kevin Eastler USA USA 1:25:34 1:25:34

 

 

 

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