Athletics at the 1960 Summer Olympics – Men's 50 kilometres walk

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Men's 50 kilometres walk
at the Games of the XVII Olympiad
Venue Olympic Stadium
Dates September 7
Medalists
Gold medal 
Silver medal 
Bronze medal 
«1956 1964»
Athletics at the
1960 Summer Olympics
Athletics pictogram.svg
Track events
100 m   men   women
200 m men women
400 m men
800 m men women
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
20 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 race walk event at the 1960 Olympic Games took place on September 7. The event was held in a final only format.

Results[edit]

Final[edit]

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1st Don Thompson Great Britain 4:25:30.0 OR
2nd John Ljunggren Sweden 4:25:47.0
3rd Abdon Pamich Italy 4:27:55.4
4 Aleksandr Shcherbina Soviet Union 4:31:44.0
5 Thomas Misson Great Britain 4:33:03.0
6 Alex Oakley Canada 4:33:08.6
7 Pino Dordoni Italy 4:33:27.2
8 Zora Singh India 4:37:44.6
9 Anatoly Vedyakov Soviet Union 4:39:57.6
10 Antonio De Gaetano Italy 4:41:01.6
11 Ladislav Moc Czechoslovakia 4:42:33.6
12 George Hazle South Africa 4:43:18.8
13 Max Weber Germany 4:44:47.0
14 Svätopluk Sýkora Czechoslovakia 4:46:14.6
15 Ajit Singh India 4: 47:28.4
16 Horst Astroth Germany 4:50:57.0
17 Josef Doležal Czechoslovakia 4:51:18.6
18 José Ribas Spain 4:51:20.0
19 Ron Laird United States 4:53:21.6
20 Frank O'Reilly Ireland 4:54:40.0
21 Charles Sowa Luxembourg 4:57:00.4
22 Louis Marquis Switzerland 5:00:13.0
23 Bruce MacDonald United States 5:00:47.6
24 John Allen United States 5:03:15.2
25 Alfred Leiser Switzerland 5:06:55.0
26 Mohamed Ben Lazhar Tunisia 5:07:57.4
27 René Charrière Switzerland 5:09:00.8
28 Jacques Arnoux France 5:10:22.0
- Albert Johnson Great Britain DQ
- Grigory Klimov Soviet Union DQ
- Guillermo Weller Argentina DQ
- Kurt Sakowski Germany DQ
- Noel Freeman Australia DQ
- Ronald Crawford Australia DQ
- Erik Söderlund Sweden DNF
- Åke Söderlund Sweden DNF
- Norman Read New Zealand DNF
- Naoui Zlassi Tunisia DNF
- Béla Dinesz Hungary DNF

Key: OR = Olympic record; DQ = disqualified; DNF = did not finish

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