Athletics at the 1964 Summer Olympics – Men's 20 kilometres walk

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Men's 20 kilometres walk
at the Games of the XVIII Olympiad
Venue Olympic Stadium
Dates 15 October
Competitors 35 from 15 nations
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Ken Matthews  Great Britain
2nd, silver medalist(s) Dieter Lindner  United Team of Germany
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Vladimir Golubnichy  Soviet Union
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Athletics at the
1964 Summer Olympics
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Track events
100 m   men   women
200 m men women
400 m men women
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
Pentathlon women
Decathlon men

The men's 20 kilometres walk was the shorter of the two men's racewalking events on the Athletics at the 1964 Summer Olympics program in Tokyo. It was held on 15 October 1964. 35 athletes from 15 nations entered, with 30 starting and 26 finishing.

Results[edit]

Matthews and Lindner both beat the old best Olympic time.

Place Athlete Nation Time
1 Ken Matthews  Great Britain 1:29:34.0 OB
2 Dieter Lindner  United Team of Germany 1:31:13.2
3 Vladimir Golubnichy  Soviet Union 1:31:59.4
4 Noel Frederick Freeman  Australia 1:32:06.8
5 Gennady Solodov  Soviet Union 1:32:33.0
6 Ron Zinn  United States 1:32:43.0
7 Boris Khrolovich  Soviet Union 1:32:45.4
8 John William Edgington  Great Britain 1:32:46.0
9 Gerhard Sperling  United Team of Germany 1:33:15.8
10 John Chester Paddick  Great Britain 1:33:28.4
11 Alexander Bilek  Czechoslovakia 1:33:45
12 Hans-Georg Reimann  United Team of Germany 1:34:51.0
13 Henri Delerue  France 1:34:58
14 Tommy Kristensen  Denmark 1:35:30
15 István Gori  Hungary 1:35:38
16 Charles Sowa  Luxembourg 1:36:16
17 John Eggert Mortland  United States 1:36:35
18 Åke Söderlund  Sweden 1:36:53
19 John Artur Ljunggren  Sweden 1:37:03
20 Roine Karlsson  Sweden 1:37:07
21 Antal Kiss  Hungary 1:38:27
22 Ronald John Crawford  Australia 1:38:47
23 Ishiguro Noboru  Japan 1:39:40
24 Chedli El Marghni  Tunisia 1:41:11
25 Kuribayashi Kiue  Japan 1:43:07
26 Mieczyslaw Rutyna  Poland 1:48:41
Robert Charles Gardiner  Australia Did not finish
1:12:29 at 15 km
Alex Harold Oakley  Canada Did not finish
0:47:25 at 10 km
Ronald Owen Laird  United States Disqualified
1:11:31 at 15 km
Naito Yasuo  Japan Disqualified
0:23:43 at 5 km
Naceur Ben Messaoud  Tunisia Did not start
Elias Baruh  Romania Did not start
István Havasi  Hungary Did not start
Andrei Savescu  Romania Did not start

References[edit]

  • Official Report