Athletics at the 1920 Summer Olympics – Men's 3000 metres walk
|Men's 3 kilometres walk
at the Games of the VII Olympiad
|Competitors||22 from 12 nations|
|Athletics at the
1920 Summer Olympics
|110 m hurdles||men|
|400 m hurdles||men|
|3000 m steeplechase||men|
|4×100 m relay||men|
|4×400 m relay||men|
|3000 m team race||men|
|3 km walk||men|
|10 km walk||men|
|56 lb weight throw||men|
The men's 3 kilometres walk event was part of the track and field athletics programme at the 1920 Summer Olympics. The competition was held on the track on Friday, August 20, 1920 and on Saturday, August 21, 1920.
Twenty-two race walkers from twelve nations competed.
These were the standing world and Olympic records (in minutes) prior to the 1920 Summer Olympics.
|World Record||12:53.8||Aage Rasmussen||?||1918|
|Olympic Record||15:13.2||György Sztantics||Athens (GRE)||May 1, 1906 (NS)|
Every race saw a new Olympic record. At first Donato Pavesi bettered the record in the first semifinal with 13:46.8 minutes. In the second semifinal his fellow countryman Ugo Frigerio improved the record with 13:40.2 minutes. In the final Frigerio again set a new Olympic record with 13:14.2 minutes. As the competition has been discontinued, his Olympic record still stands.
The semifinals were held on Friday, August 20, 1920.
|1||Donato Pavesi (ITA)||13:46.8 OR||Q|
|2||George Parker (AUS)||(13:47.9)||Q|
|3||Thomas Maroney (USA)||(13:52.1)||Q|
|4||Charles Dowson (GBR)||(13:54.9)||Q|
|5||Niels Pedersen (DEN)||(14:06.3)||Q|
|6||Jean Segers (BEL)||(14:09.2)||Q|
|7||Paul Verlaeckt (BEL)|
|—||Josef Šlehofer (TCH)||DQ|
|Cor Gubbels (NED)||DQ|
|Eduard Hermann (EST)||DQ|
|Joseph Pearman (USA)||DQ|
|1||Ugo Frigerio (ITA)||13:40.2 OR||Q|
|2||Cecil McMaster (RSA)||(13:48.5)||Q|
|3||Richard Remer (USA)||(13:54.1)||Q|
|4||William Roelker (USA)||(13:59.8)||Q|
|5||William Hehir (GBR)||Q|
|Charles Gunn (GBR)||Q|
|7||August Schotte (NED)|
|8||Edward Freeman (CAN)|
|9||Charles Wiggers (BEL)|
|—||Stanislas Anselmetti (SUI)||DQ|
|Gunnar Rasmussen (DEN)||DQ|
The final was held on Saturday, August 21, 1920.
|1||Ugo Frigerio (ITA)||13:14.2 OR|
|2||George Parker (AUS)||(13:19.6)|
|3||Richard Remer (USA)||(13:22.2)|
|4||Cecil McMaster (RSA)||(13:23.6)|
|5||Thomas Maroney (USA)||(13:25.0)|
|6||Charles Dowson (GBR)||(13:28.0)|
|7||William Hehir (GBR)||(13:29.8)|
|8||William Roelker (USA)||(13:30.4)|
|9||Jean Segers (BEL)||(13:31.3)|
|10||Charles Gunn (GBR)||(13:34.0)|
|11||Niels Pedersen (DEN)||(13:36.8)|
|—||Donato Pavesi (ITA)||DQ|
- Belgium Olympic Committee (1957). Olympic Games Antwerp 1920: Official Report (in French).
- Wudarski, Pawel (1999). "Wyniki Igrzysk Olimpijskich" (in Polish). Retrieved 23 August 2007.