Athletics at the 1964 Summer Olympics – Men's 20 kilometres walk

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Men's 20 kilometres walk
at the Games of the XVIII Olympiad
Venue Olympic Stadium
Dates 15 October
Competitors 35 from 15 nations
Medalists
Gold medal    Great Britain
Silver medal    Germany
Bronze medal    Soviet Union
«1960 1968»
Athletics at the
1964 Summer Olympics
Athletics pictogram.svg
Track events
100 m   men   women
200 m men women
400 m men women
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
Pentathlon women
Decathlon men

The men's 20 kilometres walk was the shorter of the two men's racewalking events on the Athletics at the 1964 Summer Olympics program in Tokyo. It was held on 15 October 1964. 35 athletes from 15 nations entered, with 30 starting and 26 finishing.

Results[edit]

Matthews and Lindner both beat the old best Olympic time.

Place Athlete Nation Time
1 Ken Matthews Great Britain 1:29:34.0 OB
2 Dieter Lindner Germany 1:31:13.2
3 Vladimir Golubnichy Soviet Union 1:31:59.4
4 Noel Frederick Freeman Australia 1:32:06.8
5 Gennady Solodov Soviet Union 1:32:33.0
6 Ronald Lloyd Zinn United States 1:32:43.0
7 Boris Khrolovich Soviet Union 1:32:45.4
8 John William Edgington Great Britain 1:32:46.0
9 Gerhard Sperling Germany 1:33:15.8
10 John Chester Paddick Great Britain 1:33:28.4
11 Alexander Bilek Czechoslovakia 1:33:45
12 Hans-Georg Reimann Germany 1:34:51.0
13 Henri Delerue France 1:34:58
14 Tommy Kristensen Denmark 1:35:30
15 István Gori Hungary 1:35:38
16 Charles Sowa Luxembourg 1:36:16
17 John Eggert Mortland United States 1:36:35
18 Ake Wilhelm Soderlund Sweden 1:36:53
19 John Artur Ljunggren Sweden 1:37:03
20 Roine Sven Karlsson Sweden 1:37:07
21 Antal Kiss Hungary 1:38:27
22 Ronald John Crawford Australia 1:38:47
23 Ishiguro Noboru Japan 1:39:40
24 Chedli El Marghni Tunisia 1:41:11
25 Kuribayashi Kiue Japan 1:43:07
26 Mieczyslaw Rutyna Poland 1:48:41
Robert Charles Gardiner Australia Did not finish
1:12:29 at 15 km
Alex Harold Oakley Canada Did not finish
0:47:25 at 10 km
Ronald Owen Laird United States Disqualified
1:11:31 at 15 km
Naito Yasuo Japan Disqualified
0:23:43 at 5 km
Hassine Belkhodja Tunisia Did not start
Naceur Ben Messaoud Tunisia Did not start
Elias Baruh Romania Did not start
István Havasi Hungary Did not start
Andrei Savescu Romania Did not start

References[edit]

  • Official Report