|Men's 20 kilometres walk |
at the 2018 Commonwealth Games
|Venue||Southport Broadwater Parklands|
|Dates||8 April 2018|
|Competitors||15 from 8 nations|
|Winning time||1:19:34 GR|
| Athletics at the|
2018 Commonwealth Games
|100 m hurdles||women|
|110 m hurdles||men|
|400 m hurdles||men||women|
| 3000 m|
|4×100 m relay||men||women|
|4×400 m relay||men||women|
|20 km walk||men||women|
|100 m (T12)||men|
|100 m (T35)||women|
|100 m (T38)||men||women|
|100 m (T47)||men|
|1500 m (T54)||men||women|
|Long jump (T38)||women|
|Shot put (F38)||men|
|Javelin throw (F46)||women|
The men's 20 kilometres walk at the 2018 Commonwealth Games , as part of the athletics programme, took place at Currumbin Beachfront on 8 April 2018.
Irfan Kolothum Thodi was later removed from the Games after a needle was found in his apartment, which was in contravention of Games policy.
Prior to this competition, the existing world and Games records were as follows:
|World record||1:16:36||Nomi, Japan||15 March 2015|
|Games record||1:19:55||Melbourne, Australia||20 March 2006|
The schedule was as follows:
|Sunday 8 April 2018||7:00||Race|
All times are Australian Eastern Standard Time (UTC+10)
The results were as follows:
Racewalking, or race walking, is a long-distance discipline within the sport of athletics. Although it is a foot race, it is different from running in that one foot must appear to be in contact with the ground at all times. This is assessed by race judges. Typically held on either roads or on running tracks, common distances range from 3,000 metres (1.9 mi) up to 100 kilometres (62.1 mi).
Claire Tallent is an Australian racewalker.
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Quentin Rew is a race walker from New Zealand. At the 2011 World Athletics Championships Rew finished 24th in the 50 kilometres race walk. He represented New Zealand in the 50 km race walk at the 2012 Summer Olympics, originally finishing 30th. With the subsequent ban for a doping offence of Igor Yerokhin Rew's placing would be raised to 29th. At the 2015 World Championships in Athletics Rew finished 10th in the 50 kilometres walk in 3:48:48. At the XXI Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, Rew finished 5th in the Men's 20 kilometres walk, with a time of 1:21:47.
Dane Alex Bird-Smith is an Australian racewalking athlete. He competes in the 20 kilometres race walk and has a best of 1:19:28 hours for the distance, set in 2017. He competed at the 2016 Rio Olympics, where he was the bronze medallist. Bird-Smith represented Australia at the World Championships in Athletics three times and has appeared four times at the IAAF World Race Walking Team Championships/Cup.
Alana Barber is a New Zealand race walker who won a silver medal in the 20 km race walk at the 2018 Commonwealth Games.
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Jemima Montag is an Australian female racewalker who competes in the 20 kilometres walk event. She was the gold medallist in that event at the 2018 Commonwealth Games. She had been leading alongside fellow Australian Claire Tallent, but was assured of the win when Tallent was disqualified in the final stage of the race. She is coached by former racewalker Brent Vallance.
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