Athletics at the 1964 Summer Olympics – Men's 50 kilometres walk

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Men's 50 kilometres walk
at the Games of the XVIII Olympiad
Paul Nihill, Abdon Pamich, Ingvar Pettersson 1964.jpg
Paul Nihill, Abdon Pamich and Ingvar Pettersson
Venue Olympic Stadium
Dates 18 October
Competitors 39 from 20 nations
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Abdon Pamich  Italy
2nd, silver medalist(s) Paul Nihill  Great Britain
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Ingvar Pettersson  Sweden
← 1960
1968 →
Athletics at the
1964 Summer Olympics
Athletics pictogram.svg
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 50 kilometres walk was the longer of the two men's race walking events on the Athletics at the 1964 Summer Olympics program in Tokyo, as well as the longest event on the program. It was held on 18 October 1964. 39 athletes from 20 nations entered, with 34 starting and 31 finishing.

Results[edit]

12 walkers beat the old Olympic record.

Place Athlete Nation Time
1 Abdon Pamich  Italy 4:11:12.4 OR
2 Paul Nihill  Great Britain 4:11:31.2
3 Ingvar Pettersson  Sweden 4:14:17.4
4 Burkhard Leuschke  United Team of Germany 4:15:26.8
5 Bob Gardiner  Australia 4:17:06.8
6 Christoph Höhne  United Team of Germany 4:17:41.6
7 Anatoly Vediakov  Soviet Union 4:19:55.8
8 Kurt Sakowski  United Team of Germany 4:20:31.0
9 Charles Sowa  Luxembourg 4:20:37.2
10 Don Thompson  Great Britain 4:22:39.4
11 Ronald Crawford  Australia 4:24:19.6
12 Gennady Agapov  Soviet Union 4:24:34.0
13 Ray Middleton  Great Britain 4:25:49.2
14 Alex Oakley  Canada 4:27:24.6
15 Henri Delerue  France 4:27:47.6
16 John Ljunggren  Sweden 4:29:09.2
17 Ted Allsopp  Australia 4:31:07.8
18 Eugeny Liungin  Soviet Union 4:32:01.6
19 István Havasi  Hungary 4:34:14.0
20 Alexander Bilek  Czechoslovakia 4:34:54.2
21 Christopher McCarthy  United States 4:35:41.6
22 Ejiri Tadamasa  Japan 4:37:31.8
23 Erwin Stutz  Switzerland 4:40:45.0
24 Malkolm Roy Syversson  Sweden 4:41:47.6
25 Saito Kazuo  Japan 4:43:01.0
26 Bruce Macdonald  United States 4:45:10.4
27 Miwa Sumio  Japan 4:52:00.6
28 Ilie Popa  Romania 4:57:40.8
29 Michael Warren Brodie  United States 4:57:41.0
30 Chedli El Marghni  Tunisia 4:59:13.0
31 So Kam Tong  Hong Kong 5:07:53.2
Rajan (athlete)  Burma Did not finish
1:48:39 at 20 km
Mieczysław Rutyna  Poland Disqualified
1:17:08 at 15 km
Naceur Ben Messaoud  Tunisia Disqualified
0:24:34 at 5 km
Emil Dragan  Romania Did not start
Istvan Gori  Hungary Did not start
Kim Tai Koo  North Korea Did not start
Antal Kiss  Hungary Did not start
Pak Tai Keun  North Korea Did not start

References[edit]

  • Official Report