Athletics at the 1952 Summer Olympics – Men's 50 kilometres walk

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Men's 50 kilometres walk
at the Games of the XV Olympiad
Dates July 21
Competitors 31 from 16 nations
Medalists
Gold medal    Italy
Silver medal    Czechoslovakia
Bronze medal    Hungary
«1948 1956»
Athletics at the
1952 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
steeplechase
men
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 50 kilometres walk at the 1952 Summer Olympics took place on July 21 at the Helsinki Olympic Stadium. Italian athlete Giuseppe Dordoni earned the gold medal and set a new Olympic Record.

Results[edit]

Rank Athlete Nationality Time Notes
1st Giuseppe Dordoni Italy 4:28:07.8 OR
2nd Josef Doležal Czechoslovakia 4:30:17.8
3rd Antal Róka Hungary 4:31:27.2
4 Rex Whitlock Great Britain 4:32:21.0
5 Sergey Lobastov Soviet Union 4:32:34.2
6 Vladimir Ukhov Soviet Union 4:32:51.6
7 Dumitru Paraschivescu Romania 4:41:05.2
8 Ion Baboe Romania 4:41:52.8
9 John Ljunggren Sweden 4:43:45.2
10 Giuseppe Kressevich Italy 4:44:30.2
11 Harold Whitlock Great Britain 4:45:12.6
12 Sándor László Hungary 4:45:55.8
13 Rudi Lüttge Germany 4:47:28.6
14 Pekka Viljanen Finland 4:49:16.4
15 Donald Tunbridge Great Britain 4:50:40.4
16 Raymond Lesage France 4:52:37.8
17 Edgar Bruun Norway 4:52:48.4
18 Claude Hubert France 4:55:28.2
19 Salvatore Cascino Italy 4:56:46.0
20 Harry Kristensen Denmark 4:57:35.8
21 Jean Strunc France 4:59:08.2
22 Adolf Weinacker United States 5:01:00.4
23 Pavel Kazankov Soviet Union 5:02:37.8
24 Gilert Marquis Switzerland 5:02:56.2
25 Ferd Hayward Canada 5:04:40.4
26 René Charrière Switzerland 5:08:59.0
27 Gerhard Winther Norway 5:11:40.2
28 Åke Söderlund Sweden 5:30:56.6
Guillermo Weller Argentina DNF
John Deni United States DNF
Leo Sjogren United States DNF

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