Athletics at the 1972 Summer Olympics – Men's 20 kilometres walk

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Men's 20 kilometres walk
at the Games of the XX Olympiad
Venue Olympic Stadium, Munich, West Germany
Date 31 August 1972
Competitors 24 from 12 nations
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Peter Frenkel  East Germany
2nd, silver medalist(s) Volodymyr Holubnychy  Soviet Union
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Hans-Georg Reimann  East Germany
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These are the official results of the Men's 20 kilometres walk event at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich. The competition was held on 31 August. There were no heats with this event, it was held as a finals only event.

Final[edit]

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1st, gold medalist(s) Peter Frenkel  East Germany 1:26:42.4 OR
2nd, silver medalist(s) Volodymyr Holubnychy  Soviet Union 1:26:55.2
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Hans-Georg Reimann  East Germany 1:27:16.6
4 Gerhard Sperling  East Germany 1:27:55.0
5 Nikolay Smaga  Soviet Union 1:28:16.6
6 Paul Nihill  Great Britain 1:28:44.4
7 Jan Ornoch  Poland 1:32:01.6
8 Vittorio Visini  Italy 1:32:30.0
9 José Oliveros  Mexico 1:32:40.6
10 Larry Young  United States 1:32:53.4
11 Jan Rolstad  Norway 1:33:03.2
12 Pedro Aroche  Mexico 1:33:05.0
13 Heinz Mayr  West Germany 1:33:13.8
14 Phil Embleton  Great Britain 1:33:22.2
15 Tom Dooley  United States 1:34:58.8
16 Wilfried Wesch  West Germany 1:35:20.6
17 Peter Marlow  Great Britain 1:35:38.8
18 Charles Sowa  Luxembourg 1:36:23.8
19 Goetz Klopfer  United States 1:38:33.6
20 Hunde Toure  Ethiopia 1:43:11.6
21 José Esteban Valle  Nicaragua 1:45:09.4
22 Ismael Avila  Mexico 1:45:45.4
- Bernd Kannenberg  West Germany DNF
- Yevgeniy Ivchenko  Soviet Union DQ
- Tadeusz Gorzechowski  Poland DNS
- Ludomir Nitkowski  Poland DNS
- Shaul Ladany  Israel DNS
- Teodor Ionescu  Romania DNS
- Ioan Mureşanu  Romania DNS
- Daniel Björkgren  Sweden DNS
- Stefan Ingvarsson  Sweden DNS
- Hans Tenggren  Sweden DNS
- Fernando Ielli  Italy DNS
- Oscar Barletta  Italy DNS
- Kjell Georg Lund  Norway DNS
- Aram Levonian  Bulgaria DNS
- János Dalmati  Hungary DNS
- Antal Kiss  Hungary DNS

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