Athletics at the 1960 Summer Olympics – Men's 50 kilometres walk

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Men's 50 kilometres walk
at the Games of the XVII Olympiad
Venue Olympic Stadium
Dates September 7
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Don Thompson
 Great Britain
2nd, silver medalist(s) John Ljunggren
 Sweden
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Abdon Pamich
 Italy
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Athletics at the
1960 Summer Olympics
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Track events
100 m   men   women
200 m men women
400 m men
800 m men women
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
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
Decathlon men

The men's 50 kilometres walk race walk event at the 1960 Olympic Games took place on September 7. The event was held in a final only format.

Results[edit]

Final[edit]

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1st, gold medalist(s) Don Thompson  Great Britain 4:25:30.0 OR
2nd, silver medalist(s) John Ljunggren  Sweden 4:25:47.0
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Abdon Pamich  Italy 4:27:55.4
4 Aleksandr Shcherbina  Soviet Union 4:31:44.0
5 Thomas Misson  Great Britain 4:33:03.0
6 Alex Oakley  Canada 4:33:08.6
7 Pino Dordoni  Italy 4:33:27.2
8 Zora Singh  India 4:37:44.6
9 Anatoly Vedyakov  Soviet Union 4:39:57.6
10 Antonio De Gaetano  Italy 4:41:01.6
11 Ladislav Moc  Czechoslovakia 4:42:33.6
12 George Hazle  South Africa 4:43:18.8
13 Max Weber  United Team of Germany 4:44:47.0
14 Svätopluk Sýkora  Czechoslovakia 4:46:14.6
15 Ajit Singh  India 4: 47:28.4
16 Horst Astroth  United Team of Germany 4:50:57.0
17 Josef Doležal  Czechoslovakia 4:51:18.6
18 José Ribas  Spain 4:51:20.0
19 Ron Laird  United States 4:53:21.6
20 Frank O'Reilly  Ireland 4:54:40.0
21 Charles Sowa  Luxembourg 4:57:00.4
22 Louis Marquis  Switzerland 5:00:13.0
23 Bruce MacDonald  United States 5:00:47.6
24 John Allen  United States 5:03:15.2
25 Alfred Leiser  Switzerland 5:06:55.0
26 Mohamed Ben Lazhar  Tunisia 5:07:57.4
27 René Charrière  Switzerland 5:09:00.8
28 Jacques Arnoux  France 5:10:22.0
- Albert Johnson  Great Britain DQ
- Grigory Klimov  Soviet Union DQ
- Guillermo Weller  Argentina DQ
- Kurt Sakowski  United Team of Germany DQ
- Noel Freeman  Australia DQ
- Ronald Crawford  Australia DQ
- Erik Söderlund  Sweden DNF
- Åke Söderlund  Sweden DNF
- Norman Read  New Zealand DNF
- Naoui Zlassi  Tunisia DNF
- Béla Dinesz  Hungary DNF

Key: OR = Olympic record; DQ = disqualified; DNF = did not finish

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