1982 European Athletics Championships – Men's 50 kilometres walk

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Events at the 1982 European
Athletics Championships

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Track events
100 m   men   women
200 m men women
400 m men women
800 m men women
1500 m men women
3000 m women
5000 m men
10,000 m men
100 m hurdles women
110 m hurdles men
400 m hurdles men women
3000 m
4×100 m relay men women
4×400 m relay men women
Road events
Marathon men women
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
Heptathlon women
Decathlon men

These are the official results of the Men's 50 km walk event at the 1982 European Championships in Athens, Greece, held on 10 September 1982.[1]


Gold Reima Salonen
Silver José Marín
Bronze Bo Gustafsson


  • All times shown are in hours:minutes:seconds
DNS did not start
NM no mark
WR world record
WL world leading
AR area record
NR national record
PB personal best
SB season best





10 September

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1st, gold medalist(s) Reima Salonen  Finland 3:55:29
2nd, silver medalist(s) José Marín  Spain 3:59:18
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Bo Gustafsson  Sweden 4:01:21
4 Hartwig Gauder  East Germany 4:04:51
5 Bogusław Duda  Poland 4:07:20
6 Jorge Llopart  Spain 4:08:28
7 Valeriy Suntsov  Soviet Union 4:12:51
8 Stig-Olaf Elofsson  Sweden 4:22:44
9 Christos Karagiorgos  Greece 4:33:31
10 Sergey Yung  Soviet Union 4:35:02
11 Karl Degener  West Germany 4:35:54
12 Pavol Blažek  Czechoslovakia DNF
13 Paolo Grecucci  Italy DNF
14 Erling Andersen  Norway DNF
15 Bohdan Bułakowski  Poland DNF
16 Dietmar Meisch  East Germany DNF
17 Aristidis Karagiorgos  Greece DNF
18 Lars Ove Moen  Norway DNF
19 Maurizio Damilano  Italy DNF
20 Leif Christensen  Denmark DNF
21 Viktor Dorovskikh  Soviet Union DNF
22 Manuel Alcalde  Spain DNF
23 Alessandro Bellucci  Italy DQ
24 Bengt Simonsen  Sweden DQ


According to an unofficial count, 24 athletes from 12 countries participated in the event.

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