Athletics at the 1948 Summer Olympics – Men's 10 kilometres walk

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Men's 10 kilometres walk
at the Games of the XIV Olympiad
Dates August 3 (heats)
August 7 (final)
Gold medal 
Silver medal 
Bronze medal 
«1924 1952»
Athletics at the
1948 Summer Olympics
Athletics pictogram.svg
Track events
100 m   men   women
200 m men women
400 m men
800 m men
1500 m men
5000 m men
10,000 m men
80 m hurdles women
110 m hurdles men
400 m hurdles men
3000 m
4×100 m relay men women
4×400 m relay men
Road events
Marathon men
10 km walk men
50 km walk men
Field events
Long jump men women
Triple jump men
High jump men women
Pole vault men
Shot put men women
Discus throw men women
Javelin throw men women
Hammer throw men
Combined events
Decathlon men

The men's 10 kilometres walk event at the 1948 Summer Olympic Games took place August 3 and August 7. The final was won by Swede John Mikaelsson. This was the first time since 1924 the event took place.




Rank Name Nationality Time (hand) Notes
1st John Mikaelsson Sweden 45:13.2
2nd Ingemar Johansson Sweden 45:43.8
3rd Fritz Schwab Switzerland 46:00.2
4 Charles Morris Great Britain 46:04.0
5 Harry Churcher Great Britain 47:28.0
6 Émile Maggi France 47:02.8
7 Richard West Great Britain
8 Gianni Corsaro Italy
9 Pino Dordoni Italy
Werner Hardmo Sweden DSQ

Key: DSQ = Disqualified