Athletics at the 1948 Summer Olympics – Men's 10 kilometres walk

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Men's 10 kilometres walk
at the Games of the XIV Olympiad
Dates August 3 (heats)
August 7 (final)
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) John Mikaelsson
 Sweden
2nd, silver medalist(s) Ingemar Johansson
 Sweden
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Fritz Schwab
 Switzerland
← 1924
1952 →
Athletics at the
1948 Summer Olympics
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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 10 kilometres walk event at the 1948 Summer Olympic Games took place August 3 and August 7. The final was won by Swede John Mikaelsson. This was the first time since 1924 the event took place.

Records[edit]

Prior to the competition, the existing World and Olympic records were as follows.

World record  Werner Hardmo (SWE) 42:39.6 Kumla, Sweden 1945
Olympic record  George Goulding (CAN) 46:28.4 Stockholm, Sweden 11 July 1912

The following new Olympic record was set during this competition:

Date Event Athlete Time Notes
3 August Round 1  John Mikaelsson (SWE) 45:03.0 OR

Schedule[edit]

All times are British Summer Time (UTC+1)

Date Time Round
Tuesday, 3 August 1948 10:30 Round 1
Saturday, 7 August 1948 15:45 Final

Results[edit]

Round 1[edit]

Round 1 took place on 3 August. The first five competitors from each heat advanced to the final.

Heat 1

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 John Mikaelsson  Sweden 45:03.0 OR
2 Charles Morris  Great Britain 45:10.4
3 Émile Maggi  France 45:44.4
4 Pino Dordoni  Italy 46:25.8
5 Ingemar Johansson  Sweden 46:44.2
6 Kaare Hammer  Norway 46:48.6
7 George Knott  Australia
- Ernest Weber  United States DSQ
- Kallie Reyneke  South Africa DSQ
- Fred Sharaga  United States DSQ

Heat 2

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Harry Churcher  Great Britain 45:03.0
2 Fritz Schwab  Switzerland 45:10.4
3 Ron West  Great Britain 45:44.4
4 Gianni Corsaro  Italy 46:25.8
5 Werner Hardmo  Sweden 46:44.2
6 Louis Corron  France 46:48.6
- Henry Laskau  United States DSQ
- Louis Chevalier  France DSQ
- Sadhu Singh  India DSQ

Final[edit]

Rank Name Nationality Time (hand) Notes
1st, gold medalist(s) John Mikaelsson  Sweden 45:13.2
2nd, silver medalist(s) Ingemar Johansson  Sweden 45:43.8
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Fritz Schwab  Switzerland 46:00.2
4 Charles Morris  Great Britain 46:04.0
5 Harry Churcher  Great Britain 47:28.0
6 Émile Maggi  France 47:02.8
7 Richard West  Great Britain
8 Gianni Corsaro  Italy
9 Pino Dordoni  Italy
Werner Hardmo  Sweden DSQ

Key: DSQ = Disqualified

References[edit]