Athletics at the 1948 Summer Olympics – Men's 50 kilometres walk

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Men's 50 kilometres walk
at the Games of the XIV Olympiad
Dates July 31 (final)
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) John Ljunggren
 Sweden
2nd, silver medalist(s) Gaston Godel
 Switzerland
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Tebbs Lloyd Johnson
 Great Britain
← 1936
1952 →
Athletics at the
1948 Summer Olympics
Athletics pictogram.svg
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 50 kilometres walk event at the 1948 Summer Olympic Games took place July 31. The final was won by Swede John Ljunggren.

Records[edit]

Prior to the competition, the existing Olympic record was as follows.

Olympic record  Harold Whitlock (GBR) 4:30:41.4 Berlin, Germany 5 August 1936

Schedule[edit]

All times are British Summer Time (UTC+1)

Date Time Round
Saturday, 31 July 1948 13:15 Final

Results[edit]

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1st, gold medalist(s) John Ljunggren  Sweden 4:41:52
2nd, silver medalist(s) Gaston Godel  Switzerland 4:48:17
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Tebbs Lloyd Johnson  Great Britain 4:48:31
4 Edgar Bruun  Norway 4:53:18
5 Bert Martineau  Great Britain 4:53:58
6 Rune Bjurström  Sweden 4:56:43
7 Pierre Mazille  France 5:01:40
8 Claude Hubert  France 5:03:12
9 Enrique Villaplana  Spain 5:03:31
10 Tage Jönsson  Sweden 5:05:08
11 Henri Caron  France 5:08:15
12 Ernie Crosbie  United States 5:15:16
13 Sándor László  Hungary 5:16:30
14 Salvatore Cascino  Italy 5:20:03
15 John Deni  United States 5:28:33
16 Adolf Weinacker  United States 5:30:14
Francesco Pretti  Italy DNF
Rex Whitlock  Great Britain DNF
Gerhard Winther  Norway DNF
Per Olav Baarnaas  Norway DNF
Sadhu Singh  India DNF
Sixto Ibánez  Argentina DNF
Valentino Bertolini  Italy DNF

Key: DNF = Did not finish

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