50 kilometres race walk

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50 kilometre race walk
2005 World Championships in Athletics2.jpg
Men's racewalk. Walker at right appears to be illegal in that both feet are off the ground, but an infraction is only committed when loss of contact is visible to the human eye.[1]
Men's records
World France Yohann Diniz 3:32:33 (2014)
Yohann Diniz, world record holder

The 50 kilometre race walk is an Olympic athletics event. The racewalking event is competed as a road race. Athletes must always keep in contact with the ground and the supporting leg must remain straight until the raised leg passes it. (50 kilometre is 31.0686 miles)

World records[edit]

The men's world record for the 50 km race walk was held by Denis Nizhegorodov, through his race of 3:34:14 in Cheboksary in 2008, until it was beaten by Yohann Diniz at the 2014 European Athletics Championships in Zurich, in a time of 3:32:33.

Olympic medalists[edit]

Games Gold Silver Bronze
1932 Los Angeles
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 Tommy Green (GBR)  Jānis Daliņš (LAT)  Ugo Frigerio (ITA)
1936 Berlin
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 Harold Whitlock (GBR)  Arthur Tell Schwab (SUI)  Adalberts Bubenko (LAT)
1948 London
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 John Ljunggren (SWE)  Gaston Godel (SUI)  Tebbs Lloyd Johnson (GBR)
1952 Helsinki
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 Giuseppe Dordoni (ITA)  Josef Doležal (TCH)  Antal Róka (HUN)
1956 Melbourne
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 Norman Read (NZL)  Yevgeniy Maskinskov (URS)  John Ljunggren (SWE)
1960 Rome
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 Don Thompson (GBR)  John Ljunggren (SWE)  Abdon Pamich (ITA)
1964 Tokyo
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 Abdon Pamich (ITA)  Paul Nihill (GBR)  Ingvar Pettersson (SWE)
1968 Mexico City
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 Christoph Höhne (GDR)  Antal Kiss (HUN)  Larry Young (USA)
1972 Munich
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 Bernd Kannenberg (FRG)  Veniamin Soldatenko (URS)  Larry Young (USA)
1976 Montreal not included in the Olympic program
1980 Moscow
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 Hartwig Gauder (GDR)  Jordi Llopart (ESP)  Yevgeniy Ivchenko (URS)
1984 Los Angeles
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 Raúl González (MEX)  Bo Gustafsson (SWE)  Sandro Bellucci (ITA)
1988 Seoul
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 Vyacheslav Ivanenko (URS)  Ronald Weigel (GDR)  Hartwig Gauder (GDR)
1992 Barcelona
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 Andrey Perlov (EUN)  Carlos Mercenario (MEX)  Ronald Weigel (GER)
1996 Atlanta
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 Robert Korzeniowski (POL)  Mikhail Shchennikov (RUS)  Valentí Massana (ESP)
2000 Sydney
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 Robert Korzeniowski (POL)  Aigars Fadejevs (LAT)  Joel Sánchez (MEX)
2004 Athens
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 Robert Korzeniowski (POL)  Denis Nizhegorodov (RUS)  Aleksey Voyevodin (RUS)
2008 Beijing
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 Alex Schwazer (ITA)  Jared Tallent (AUS)  Denis Nizhegorodov (RUS)
2012 London
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 Sergey Kirdyapkin (RUS)  Jared Tallent (AUS)  Si Tianfeng (CHN)

World Championships medalists[edit]

Games Gold Silver Bronze
1976  Veniamin Soldatenko (URS)  Enrique Vera (MEX)  Reima Salonen (FIN)
1983  Ronald Weigel (GDR)  José Marín (ESP)  Sergey Yung (URS)
1987  Hartwig Gauder (GDR)  Ronald Weigel (GDR)  Vyacheslav Ivanenko (URS)
1991  Aleksandr Potashov (URS)  Andrey Perlov (URS)  Hartwig Gauder (GER)
1993  Jesús Ángel García (ESP)  Valentin Kononen (FIN)  Valeriy Spitsyn (RUS)
1995  Valentin Kononen (FIN)  Giovanni Perricelli (ITA)  Robert Korzeniowski (POL)
1997  Robert Korzeniowski (POL)  Jesús Ángel García (ESP)  Miguel Rodríguez (MEX)
1999  Ivano Brugnetti (ITA)  Nikolay Matyukhin (RUS)  Curt Clausen (USA)
2001  Robert Korzeniowski (POL)  Jesús Ángel García (ESP)  Edgar Hernández (MEX)
2003  Robert Korzeniowski (POL)  German Skurygin (RUS)  Andreas Erm (GER)
2005  Sergey Kirdyapkin (RUS)  Aleksey Voyevodin (RUS)  Alex Schwazer (ITA)
2007  Nathan Deakes (AUS)  Yohann Diniz (FRA)  Alex Schwazer (ITA)
2009  Sergey Kirdyapkin (RUS)  Trond Nymark (NOR)  Jesús Ángel García (ESP)
2011  Sergey Bakulin (RUS)  Denis Nizhegorodov (RUS)  Jared Tallent (AUS)
2013  Robert Heffernan (IRL)  Mikhail Ryzhov (RUS)  Jared Tallent (AUS)

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