Olga Kaniskina of Russia during the competition
Olga Kaniskina of Russia won the gold medal of women's 20km walk at the Beijing Olympic Games on Thursday.
The silver medal was taken by Kjersti Tysse Platzer of Norway. Elisa Rigaudo of Italy took the bronze. Liu Hong of China finished fourth.
(L-R) Bronze medallist Elisa Rigaudo of Italy, gold medallist Olga Kaniskina of Russia, and silver medallist Kjersti Tysse Platzer of Norway
(Xinhua News Agency August 21, 2008)