2018 Women’s 20K Walk World Rankings

Lupita González went from 2nd in the biggest race of ’17 to 1st in the biggest of ’18. (MARK SHEARMAN)

AFTER 2 STRAIGHT YEARS as the runner-up, Lupita González ascended to the No. 1 position. The Mexican star had a compact 2-race season, but it was enough when she scored a convincing win at the World Team Championships. The WTC race provided the main template for this year’s ordering, the 2-3 finishers there, Shenjie Qieyang and Jiayu Yang, earning spots Nos. 2 & 3 after overall seasons in which each lost more times than she won…

THE EUROPEAN LEADERS, Mária Pérez of Spain and Anežka Drahotová of the Czech Republic, claim the 4 & 5 positions… Yearly list leader Yelena Lashmanova, like several of her quick Russian compatriots, wasn’t considered for a spot after not being cleared for competition outside her home borders… The U.S. has still never had a Top 10er in this event. Maria Michta-Coffey is rated as the best American for the ninth year in a row.

(NOTE: After this copy was written came news that González has been provisionally suspended for a doping violation.)

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1. LUPITA GONZÁLEZ (Mexico) (1/09/89, 5-4/104) (1.62/47)
(¶ has a pending doping positive)
1:27:46 1)Monterrey 2/24
1:26:38 1)World Team Ch 5/05
2. SHENJIE QIEYANG (China) (11/11/90, 5-3/110) (1.60/50)
1:27:36 1)Huangshan 3/03
1:28:04 1)Rio Maior 4/07
1:27:06 2)World Team Ch 5/05 1. Gonzalez
1:26:28 1)La Coruña 6/02
1:29:15 2)Asian G 8/29 1. Yang
dnf –)Weinan 9/07 1. Lu; 2. Z. Ma; 3. L. Yang; 4. L. Ma; 5. Su;
6. Ge; 7. Y. Wang; 8. N. Wang; 9. Ni; 10. Duan;
1:33:02 5)Suzhou 9/24 1. Y. Wang; 2. Li; 3. Arenas; 4. Kashnya
3. JIAYU YANG (China) (2/18/96, 5-4/106) (1.63/48)
1:27:36 2)Huangshan 3/03 1. Qieyang
1:27:22 3)World Team Ch 5/05 1. Gonzalez; 2. Qieyang
1:29:15 1)Asian G 8/29
4. MÁRIA PÉREZ (Spain) (4/29/96)
1:31:46 1)Castellón 3/18
1:28:50 7)World Team Ch 5/05 1. Gonzalez; 2. Qieyang; 3. J. Yang; 4. de Sena; 5. Giorgi;
6. Drahotova
dnf –)La Coruña 6/02 1. Qieyang; 2. Takacs; 3. Cabecinha; 4. R. González; 5. Henriques;
6. Sanchez-Puebla; 7. Barber; 8. M. Pérez; 9. Sanchez; 10. Ortuno;
1:26:36 1)European Ch 8/11
5. ANEŽKA DRAHOTOVÁ (Czech Republic) (7/22/95, 5-11/126) (1.80/57)
1:30:48 2)Lugano 3/11 1. Giorgi
1:30:35 2)Dudince 3/24 1. Arenas
1:32:22 5)Podébrady 4/07 1. Giorgi; 2. Virbalyte-Dimsiene; 3. Trapletti; 4. Z. Vaiciukeviciute
1:28:40 6)World Team Ch 5/05 1. Gonzalez; 2. Qieyang; 3. J. Yang; 4. de Sena; 5. Giorgi
1:27:03 2)European Ch 8/11 1. Perez
6. ERICA DE SENA (Brazil) (5/03/85, 5-6/121) (1.68/55)
1:30:47 2)Monterrey 2/24 1. Gonzalez
1:30:22 1)Sucua 3/10
dnf –)Rio Maior 4/07 1. Qieyang; 2. Palmisano; 3. Henriques; 4. Cabecinha; 5. Wang;
6. Garcia-Caro; 7. Nasri; 8. Barros; 9. Lyra; 10. Ribeiro;
1:28:11 4)World Team Ch 5/05 1. Gonzalez; 2. Qieyang; 3. J. Yang
1:45:49 1)Bra Ch 9/15
1:36:37 10)Suzhou 9/24 1. Y. Wang; 2. Li; 3. Arenas; 4. Kashnya; 5. Quieyang;
6. Borovska; 7. Virbalyte-Dimsiene; 8. Liang; 9. Beletew
7. ELEONORA GIORGI (Italy) (9/14/89, 5-4/115) (1.63/52)
1:30:31 1)Lugano 3/11
1:28:49 1)Podébrady 4/07
1:28:31 5)World Team Ch 5/05 1. Gonzalez; 2. Qieyang; 3. J. Yang; 4. de Sena
dq –)European Ch 8/11 1. Perez; 2. Drahotova; 3. Palmisano; 4. Virbalyte-Dimsiene; 5. Vaiciukeviciute;
6. Garcia-Caro; 7. Kashyna; 8. Cabecinha; 9. Trapletti; 10. Borovska;
8. BRIGITA VIRBALYTĖ-DIMŠIENĖ (Lithuania) (2/1/85, 5-5/110) (1.65/50)
1:31:05 2)Podébrady 4/07 1. Giorgi
1:29:02 10)World Team Ch 5/05 1. Gonzalez; 2. Qieyang; 3. J. Yang; 4. de Sena; 5. Giorgi;
6. Drahotova; 7. Perez; 8. Garcia; 9. Kashyna
1:31:24 1)Alytus 6/08
1:27:59 4)European Ch 8/11 1. Perez; 2. Drahotova; 3. Palmisano
9. KIMBERLEY GARCÍA (Peru) (10/19/93, 5-4¾/97) (1.67/44)
1:38:03 1)Lima 1/21
1:32:56 4)Monterrey 2/24 1. Gonzalez; 2. de Sena; 3. Henriques
1:32:48 3)SAm Ch 3/10 1. de Sena; 2. Perez
1:28:56 8)World Team Ch 5/05 1. Gonzalez; 2. Qieyang; 3. J. Yang; 4. de Sena; 5. Giorgi;
6. Drahotova; 7. Perez
1:33:11(A) 1)SAm G 6/05
10. INNA KASHYNA (Ukraine) (9/27/91, 5-3¾/108) (1.62/49)
1:32:24 2)Lutsk 3/11 1. Borovska
1:28:58 9)World Team Ch 5/05 1. Gonzalez; 2. Qieyang; 3. J. Yang; 4. de Sena; 5. Giorgi;
6. Drahotova; 7. Perez; 8. Garcia
1:29:16 7)European Ch 8/11 1. Perez; 2. Drahotova; 3. Palmisano; 4. Virbalyte-Dimsiene; 5. Vaiciukeviciute;
6. Garcia-Caro
1:31:57 4)Suzhou 9/24 1. Wang; 2. Li; 3. Arenas
11. ANTONELLA PALMISANO (Italy) (8/6/91, 5-5¼) (166/49)
1:28:41 2)Rio Maior 4/07 1. Qieyang
1:30:29 17)World Team Ch 5/05 1. M. Guadalupe González; 2. Qieyang; 3. J. Yang; 4. de Sena; 5. Giorgi;
6. Drahotova; 7. Perez; 8. Garcia; 9. Kashyna; 10. Virbalyte-Dimsiene;
11. Borovska; 12. N. Wang; 13. Y. Wang; 14. Garcia-Caro; 15. Arenas;
16. Trapletti
1:27:30 3)European Ch 8/11 1. Perez; 2. Drahotova

 

U.S. RANKINGS
1. Maria Michta-Coffey (Oiselle/Walk USA) 6. Amberly Melendez (Northwest U)
1)USATF, 1)World Team Trials, 29)World Team Ch 7)USATF, 4)World Team Trials, 79)World Team Ch
2. Miranda Melville (Skechers/NYAC) 7. Melissa Moeller (unattached)
2)World Team Trials, 56)World Team Ch 5)USATF, 6)World Team Trials
3. Katie Burnett (unattached) 8. Lydia McGranahan (Racewalkers Northwest)
2)USATF 6)USATF
4. Robyn Stevens (Skechers) 9. Katie Michta (Walk USA)
3)USATF, 3)World Team Trials, 65)World Team Ch 7)World Team Trials
5. Anali Cisneros (Judson) 10. Meaghan Podlaski (unattached)
4)USATF, 5)World Team Trials 8)World Team Trials

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