Athletics at the 1920 Summer Olympics – Men's 10 kilometres walk
|Men's 10 kilometres walk
at the Games of the VII Olympiad
|Competitors||23 from 13 nations|
|Athletics at the
1920 Summer Olympics
|110 m hurdles||men|
|400 m hurdles||men|
|3000 m steeplechase||men|
|4×100 m relay||men|
|4×400 m relay||men|
|3000 m team race||men|
|3 km walk||men|
|10 km walk||men|
|56 lb weight throw||men|
The men's 10 kilometres walk event was part of the track and field athletics programme at the 1920 Summer Olympics. The competition was held on Tuesday, August 17, 1920 and on Wednesday, August 18, 1920.
Twenty-three race walkers from 13 nations competed.
These were the standing world and Olympic records (in minutes) prior to the 1920 Summer Olympics.
|World Record||45:26.4||Aage Rasmussen||?||1918|
|Olympic Record||46:28.4||George Goulding||Stockholm (SWE)||August 11, 1912|
The semifinals were held on Tuesday, August 17, 1920.
This heat was one lap short, so the distance of this race was only 9600 metres.
|1||Ugo Frigerio (ITA)||47:06.4||Q|
|2||Joseph Pearman (USA)||47:30.0||Q|
|3||George Parker (AUS)||47:31.0||Q|
|4||Donato Pavesi (ITA)||48:12.0||Q|
|5||Charles Gunn (GBR)||48:22.0||Q|
|6||Jean Segers (BEL)||48:29.0||Q|
|7||Winfred Rolker (USA)|
|—||Josef Šlehofer (TCH)||DNF|
|Charles Dowson (GBR)||DNF|
|Paul Verlaeckt (BEL)||DQ|
|Eduard Hermann (EST)||DQ|
|Martial Simon (FRA)||DQ|
|Gunnar Rasmussen (DEN)||DQ|
|1||William Hehir (GBR)||51:33.8||Q|
|2||Cecil McMaster (RSA)||51:39.0||Q|
|3||Thomas Maroney (USA)||(51:54.6)||Q|
|4||William Plant (USA)||(52:18.3)||Q|
|5||Luis Meléndez (ESP)||(53:56.6)||Q|
|6||Antoine Doyen (BEL)||Q|
|—||Stanislas Anselmetti (SUI)||DNF|
|Charles Wiggers (BEL)||DQ|
|Niels Pedersen (DEN)||DQ|
|Edward Freeman (CAN)||DQ|
The final was held on Wednesday, August 18, 1920.
Before the race started Frigerio handed the conductor of the mid-field band several sheets of music, which he requested to be played during the race. He won so easily that he stopped once to show the band the correct tempo...
|1||Ugo Frigerio (ITA)||48:06.2|
|2||Joseph Pearman (USA)||(49:40.2)|
|3||Charles Gunn (GBR)||(49:43.9)|
|4||Cecil McMaster (RSA)||(50:04.0)|
|5||William Hehir (GBR)||(50:11.8)|
|6||Thomas Maroney (USA)||(50:24.4)|
|7||Jean Segers (BEL)||(50:32.4)|
|8||Antoine Doyen (BEL)||(56:30.0)|
|—||Luis Meléndez (ESP)||DNF|
|George Parker (AUS)||DQ|
|Donato Pavesi (ITA)||DQ|
|William Plant (USA)||DNS|
- Belgium Olympic Committee (1957). Olympic Games Antwerp 1920: Official Report (in French).
- Wudarski, Pawel (1999). "Wyniki Igrzysk Olimpijskich" (in Polish). Retrieved 23 August 2007.