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2000 Olympic Games Sydney - Men's 20 km walk

 

 

Host City: Sydney, Australia  
Date Started: September 22, 2000  
Date Finished: September 22, 2000  
(Competitors: 48; Countries: 30)  
    Venue(s): Olympic Stadium, Olympic Park, Sydney, New South Wales
Overview by IAAF    2000_olympic_stadium.jpg
Only two walkers were disqualified, compared with seven in 1996, but unfortunately one of them was the first man across the line, Bernardo Segura, the track world record holder and bronze medallist four years earlier. Segura had been given two warnings and was spotted “lifting” for the third time just before the athletes returned to the stadium. Regretably he was allowed to enter the stadium where he overtook Korzeniowski with the finish in sight before “winning” in 1:18:57. Because of communication difficulties, it was 15 minutes later – while Segura was taking a congratulatory telephone call from his country’s President – that he was informed of his disqualification by the Chief Judge. The Mexican authorities took Segura’s disqualification hard, appealing unsuccessfully to the Court of Arbitration for Sport, after the Jury of Appeal had rejected their claim. The episode led to rule changes, introduced from 2001, which gave the Chief Walking Judge to the power to disqualify rule-breaking walkers in the last part of the race regardless of previous warnings. Beside Segura, only one of the 47 starters was disqualified.
       
Summary by Sports-reference.com      
Robert Korzeniowski won this event, adding a second gold medal to his 1996 50 km. title. As they entered the stadium he had a slight lead on Mexico’s Bernardo Segura but Segura surged ahead of him on the track, and crossed the line first. But the Mexican had been given his third warning for lifting just before entering the stadium, and was disqualified. Unfortunately, he was allowed to continue onto the track instead of being pulled from the race. Segura did not immediately realize he had been DQed and was speaking to the Mexican President when he was told of it. Mexican authorities protested, even taking it to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), but it was to no avail.
 

Records

Standing records prior to the 2000 Summer Olympics
World Record  Julio René Martínez (GUA) 1:17.46 5 August 1999 Germany Eisenhüttenstadt, Germany
Olympic Record  Jozef Pribilinec (TCH) 1:19.57 23 September 1988 South Korea Seoul, South Korea
 
        Results        
 
20 km walk Men     Final 22 September      
                 
Rank Mark     Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records
1 1.18.59     Robert Korzeniowski Poland POL 30 Jul 68  
2 1.19.03     Noé Hernández Mexico MEX 15 Mar 78  
3 1.19.27     Vladimir Andreyev Russia RUS 7 Sep 66  
4 1.20.18     Jefferson Pérez Ecuador ECU 1 Jul 74  
5 1.20.25     Andreas Erm Germany GER 12 Mar 76  
6 1.20.57     Roman Rasskazov Russia RUS 28 Apr 79  
7 1.21.01     Francisco Javier Fernández Spain ESP 6 Mar 77  
8 1.21.03     Nathan Deakes Australia AUS 17 Aug 77  
9 1.21.14     Alessandro Gandellini Italy ITA 30 Apr 73  
10 1.21.34     Nick A'Hern Australia AUS 6 Jan 69  
11 1.21.43     Michele Didoni Italy ITA 7 Mar 74  
12 1.22.05     Daniel García Mexico MEX 28 Oct 71  
13 1.22.32     Yu Guohui China CHN 30 Apr 77  
14 1.22.43     Aigars Fadejevs Latvia LAT 27 Dec 75  
15 1.23.03     Ilya Markov Russia RUS 19 Jun 72  
16 1.23.14     Giovanni De Benedictis Italy ITA 8 Jan 68  
17 1.23.33     Andrei Makarov Belarus BLR 2 Jan 71  
18 1.23.42     Costică Bălan Romania ROU 25 Aug 64  
19 1.24.08     Jiří Malysa Czech Republic CZE 14 Aug 66  
20 1.24.36     David Márquez Spain ESP 13 Oct 77  
21 1.24.50     Artur Meleshkevich Belarus BLR 11 Apr 75  
22 1.25.03     Satoshi Yanagisawa Japan JPN 19 Jan 71  
23 1.25.04     Moussa Aouanouk Algeria ALG 2 Aug 72  
24 1.25.24     Arturo Huerta Canada CAN 30 Mar 64  
25 1.25.26     Dion Russell Australia AUS 8 May 75  
26 1.25.29     Tim Berrett Canada CAN 23 Jan 65  
27 1.25.34     Daisuke Ikeshima Japan JPN 30 Jan 75  
28 1.26.04     Robert Heffernan Ireland IRL 20 Feb 78  
29 1.26.16     Sándor Urbanik Hungary HUN 15 Dec 64  
30 1.26.22     Shin Il-Yong South Korea KOR 17 Feb 79  
31 1.26.31     Igor Kollár Slovakia SVK 26 Jun 65  
32 1.27.16     Luis García Guatemala GUA 13 Sep 74  
33 1.27.36     Anthony Gillet France FRA 7 Feb 76  
34 1.28.02     Mikhail Khmelnitskiy Belarus BLR 24 Jul 69  
35 1.28.16     José David Domínguez Spain ESP 29 Jul 80  
36 1.28.16     Hatem Ghoula Tunisia TUN 7 Jun 73  
37 1.28.34     Gyula Dudás Hungary HUN 20 Aug 66  
38 1.28.36     Valeriy Borisov Kazakhstan KAZ 18 Sep 66  
39 1.28.45     David Kimutai Kenya KEN 19 Aug 69  
40 1.30.32     Tim Seaman United States USA 14 May 72  
41 1.30.46     Róbert Valíček Slovakia SVK 10 Mar 69  
42 1.30.55     Julius Sawe Kenya KEN 21 Nov 71  
43 1.31.47     Julio Martínez Guatemala GUA 27 Sep 73  
44 1.32.32     Ramy Dieb Palestine PLE 14 Jun 77 NR
  DQ     Bernardo Segura Mexico MEX 11 Feb 70  
  DQ     Maris Putenis Latvia LAT 20 Jun 82  
  DNF     Efim Motpan Moldova MDA 10 Feb 71  
  DNS     João Vieira Portugal POR 20 Feb 76  
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

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