Athletics at the 1952 Summer Olympics – Men's 10 kilometres walk

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Men's 10 kilometres walk
at the Games of the XV Olympiad
Dates July 24 (heats)
July 27 (final)
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) John Mikaelsson
 Sweden
2nd, silver medalist(s) Fritz Schwab
 Switzerland
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Bruno Junk
 Soviet Union
← 1948
Athletics at the
1952 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 10 kilometres walk event at the 1952 Summer Olympic Games took place July 24 and July 27. The final was won by Swede John Mikaelsson, who won the event four years prior in 1948. This was the last time this event took place and was replaced by the 20 kilometres walk in 1956.

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

The first round was held on July 24. The first six athletes from each heat advanced to the final.

Heat 1

Rank Name Nationality Time (hand) Notes
1 Bruno Junk  Soviet Union 45:05.8
2 John Mikaelsson  Sweden 45:10.0
3 Louis Chevalier  France 45:58.0
4 Gabriel Reymond  Switzerland 46:35.2
5 Don Keane  Australia 46:55.2
6 Ivan Yarmysh  Soviet Union 47:26.0
7 Arne Börjesson  Sweden 47:32.4
8 Kaare Hammer  Norway 49:08.4
9 Ragnvald Thunestvedt  Denmark 50:42.8
Allah Ditta  Pakistan DSQ
Henry Laskau  United States DSQ
Roland Hardy  Great Britain DSQ

Heat 2

Rank Name Nationality Time (hand) Notes
1 George Coleman  Great Britain 46:12.4
2 Émile Maggi  France 46:47.8
3 Lars Hindmar  Sweden 47:06.0
4 Fritz Schwab  Switzerland 47:06.0
5 Josef Doležal  Czechoslovakia 47:06.2
6 Bruno Fait  Italy 47:23.4
7 Telemaco Arcangeli  Italy 48:00.2
8 Ragnar Olsen  Norway 49:03.8
9 Price King  United States 51:08.6
Lawrence Allen  Great Britain DSQ
Pēteris Zeltiņš  Soviet Union DSQ

Final[edit]

Rank Name Nationality Time (hand) Notes
1st, gold medalist(s) John Mikaelsson  Sweden 45:02.8 OR
2nd, silver medalist(s) Fritz Schwab  Switzerland 45:41.0
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Bruno Junk  Soviet Union 45:41.0
4 Louis Chevalier  France 45:50.4
5 George Coleman  Great Britain 46:06.8
6 Ivan Yarmysh  Soviet Union 46:07.0
7 Émile Maggi  France 46:08.0
8 Bruno Fait  Italy 46:25.6
9 Gabriel Reymond  Switzerland 46:38.6
10 Don Keane  Australia 47:37.0
Lars Hindmar  Sweden DSQ

Key: DSQ = Disqualified, OR = Olympic record

References[edit]