Athletics at the 1968 Summer Olympics – Men's 50 kilometres walk

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Men's 50 kilometres walk
at the Games of the XIX Olympiad
Venue Estadio Olímpico Universitario
Date October 17
Competitors 36 from 19 nations
Winning time 4:20:13.6
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Christoph Höhne  East Germany
2nd, silver medalist(s) Antal Kiss  Hungary
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Larry Young  United States
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Athletics at the
1968 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 50 kilometres race walk at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City, Mexico was held on October 17.

Records[edit]

Prior to this event, the world and Olympic records stood as follows:

World record  Gennadiy Agapov (URS) 3:55:36 Almaty, Soviet Union October 17, 1965
Olympic record  Abdon Pamich (ITA) 4:11:12 Tokyo, Japan October 18, 1964

Result[edit]

Rank Athlete Nation Time
1st, gold medalist(s) Höhne, ChristophChristoph Höhne  East Germany 4:20:13.6
2nd, silver medalist(s) Kiss, AntalAntal Kiss  Hungary 4:30:17.0
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Young, LarryLarry Young  United States 4:31:55.4
4 Selzer, PeterPeter Selzer  East Germany 4:33:09.8
5 Lindberg, StigStig Lindberg  Sweden 4:34:05.0
6 Visini, VittorioVittorio Visini  Italy 4:36:33.2
7 Eley, BryanBryan Eley  Great Britain 4:37:32.2
8 Pedraza, JoséJosé Pedraza  Mexico 4:37:51.4
9 Merschenz, Karl-HeinzKarl-Heinz Merschenz  Canada 4:37:57.4
10 Klopfer, GoetzGoetz Klopfer  United States 4:39:13.8
11 Magnor, Horst-RüdigerHorst-Rüdiger Magnor  West Germany 4:39:43.2
12 Clark, FrankFrank Clark  Australia 4:40:13.8
13 Andersson, ÖrjanÖrjan Andersson  Sweden 4:40:42.6
14 Weidner, GerhardGerhard Weidner  West Germany 4:43:26.2
15 Grigoryev, SergeySergey Grigoryev  Soviet Union 4:44:39.2
16 Sowa, CharlesCharles Sowa  Luxembourg 4:44:45.2
17 Saito, KazuoKazuo Saito  Japan 4:47:29.6
18 Lightman, ShaunShaun Lightman  Great Britain 4:52:20.0
19 Gardiner, BobBob Gardiner  Australia 4:52:29.0
20 Stütz, ErwinErwin Stütz  Switzerland 4:53:33.8
21 Delerue, HenriHenri Delerue  France 4:57:40.2
22 Rutyna, MieczysławMieczysław Rutyna  Poland 4:58:03.8
23 Cappella, FelixFelix Cappella  Canada 4:58:31.6
24 Ladany, ShaulShaul Ladany  Israel 5:01:06.0
25 Colín, PabloPablo Colín  Mexico 5:01:30.0
26 Romansky, DaveDave Romansky  United States 5:38:03.4
27 Hernández, IsmaelIsmael Hernández  Mexico 5:56:09.2
28 Cruz, RicardoRicardo Cruz  El Salvador 5:56:22.0
Nermerich, BernhardBernhard Nermerich  West Germany DSQ
Pamich, AbdonAbdon Pamich  Italy DNF
Leuschke, BurkhardBurkhard Leuschke  East Germany DNF
Agapov, GennadyGennady Agapov  Soviet Union DNF
Della-Rossa, IhorIhor Della-Rossa  Soviet Union DNF
Kelly, JohnJohn Kelly  Ireland DNF
Nihill, PaulPaul Nihill  Great Britain DNF
Ingvarsson, StefanStefan Ingvarsson  Sweden DNF

References[edit]