Olive Loughnane - Ireland - 7th in the 20km Walk at the 2008 Olympics.

Photo/Foto: George Herringshaw

Date: 21 August 2008

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      Wednesday, 14 January 1976
      County Cork, Ireland.
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Olive LOUGHNANE - Ireland - 7th in the 20km Walk at the 2008 Olympics.

Olive Loughnane (2046) is pictured above during the closing stages of the womens

20km Walk at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing. She produced an excellent performance

to finish in 7th place in a new PB time of 1.27.45.  The following year she won the silver

medal at the World Championships 20k race walk in Berlin, which was later ungraded to

the Gold medal following 'winner' Olga Kaniskina's use of illegal drugs.' Olive was presented

with the gold medal in  ceremony at the 2016 European Championships.

Women's 20km Walk
2008 Olympic Games.
1. Olga KANISKINA   RUS   1: 26.31 OR
2. Kjerti PLATZER   NOR   1: 27.07
3. Elisa RIGAUDO   ITA   1: 27.12
4. Liu HONG   CHN   1: 27.17
5. Maria VASCO   ESP   1: 27.25
6. Beatriz PASCUAL   ESP   1: 27.44
7. Olive LOUGHNANE   IRE   1: 27.45
8. Ana CABECINHA   POR   1: 27.46


2000    Olympic Games    Sydney, Australia    35th    20 km
2001    European Race Walking Cup    Dudince, Slovakia    26th    20 km
            World Championships    Edmonton, Canada    13th    20 km
2002    European Championships    Munich, Germany    13th    20 km
2003    World Championships    Paris, France    12th    20 km
2004    Olympic Games    Athens, Greece    DNF    20 km
2005    World Championships    Helsinki, Finland    DSQ    20 km
2007    World Championships    Osaka, Japan    17th    20 km
2008    Olympic Games    Beijing, China    7th    20 km
            World Race Walking Cup    Cheboksary, Russia    6th    20 km
2009    European Race Walking Cup    Metz, France    4th    20 km
            World Championships    Berlin, Germany    GOLD   20 km
2010    European Championships    Barcelona, Spain    DNF    20 km