1961 IAAF World Race Walking Cup

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1961 IAAF World Race Walking Cup
Organisers IAAF
Edition 1st
Date 14–16 July
Host city Lugano, Ticino, Switzerland Switzerland
Nations participating 4
Athletes participating 24
Races 2

The 1961 IAAF World Race Walking Cup was held in Lugano, Ticino, Switzerland, on October 15–16, 1961. The event was also known as Lugano Trophy.

Complete results were published.[1]

Medallists[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men
20 km walk  Ken Matthews (GBR) 1:30:55  Lennart Back (SWE) 1:32:12  George Williams (GBR) 1:34:02
50 km walk  Abdon Pamich (ITA) 4:25:38  Don Thompson (GBR) 4:30:35  Åke Söderlund (SWE) 4:36:48
Men (Team)
Team  United Kingdom 53 pts  Sweden 53 pts  Italy 28 pts

Results[edit]

Men's 20 km[edit]

Place Athlete Time
1 Ken Matthews  GBR 1:30:55
2 Lennart Back  SWE 1:32:12
3 George Williams  GBR 1:34:02
4 John Ljunggren  SWE 1:34:22
5 Erik Söderlund  SWE 1:35:17
6 Tibor Balajcza  HUN 1:36:17
7 Bob Clark  GBR 1:36:52
8 Giuseppe Dordoni  ITA 1:37:17
9 Antal Kiss  HUN 1:37:39
10 István Göri  HUN 1:39:06
11 Gianni Corsaro  ITA 1:42:46
Stefano Serchinich  ITA DNF

Men's 50 km[edit]

Place Athlete Time
1 Abdon Pamich  ITA 4:25:38
2 Don Thompson  GBR 4:30:35
3 Åke Söderlund  SWE 4:36:48
4 Raymond Middleton  GBR 4:39:24
5 Ingvar Green  SWE 4:42:27
6 Evert Leonardsson  SWE 4:43:25
7 István Havasi  HUN 4:46:59
8 Luigi De Rosso  ITA 4:49:22
9 Charley Fogg  GBR 4:49:22
10 Antonio De Gaetano  ITA 5:05:02
11 Géza Szabó  HUN 5:12:57
12 Béla Dinesz  HUN 5:13:03

Team[edit]

Place Country Points
1  United Kingdom 53 pts
2  Sweden 53 pts
3  Italy 28 pts
4  Hungary 23 pts

Participation[edit]

Qualifying Rounds[edit]

From 1961 to 1985 there were qualifying rounds with the winners proceeding to the final.

  Countries qualifying for the final are highlighted in green

See also[edit]

References[edit]