Athletics at the 1988 Summer Olympics – Men's 50 kilometres walk

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The Men's 50 km Race Walk event at the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, South Korea had an entrylist of 42 competitors. Three athletes were disqualified, while four walkers did not finish the race, held on Friday September 30, 1988.

Medalists[edit]

Gold Vyacheslav Ivanenko
 Soviet Union
Silver Ronald Weigel
 East Germany
Bronze Hartwig Gauder
 East Germany

Abbreviations[edit]

  • All times shown are in hours:minutes:seconds
DNS did not start
NM no mark
OR olympic record
WR world record
AR area record
NR national record
PB personal best
SB season best

Records[edit]

Standing records prior to the 1988 Summer Olympics
World Record  Ronald Weigel (GDR) 3:38.17 May 25, 1986 East Germany Potsdam, East Germany
Olympic Record  Raúl González (MEX) 3:47.26 August 11, 1984 United States Los Angeles, United States
Broken records during the 1988 Summer Olympics
Olympic Record  Vyacheslav Ivanenko (URS) 3:38.29 September 30, 1988 South Korea Seoul, South Korea

Startlist[edit]

Intermediates[edit]

Final ranking[edit]

Rank Athlete Time Note
1st, gold medalist(s)  Vyacheslav Ivanenko (URS) 3:38:29 OR
2nd, silver medalist(s)  Ronald Weigel (GDR) 3:38:56
3rd, bronze medalist(s)  Hartwig Gauder (GDR) 3:39:45
4  Aleksandr Potashov (URS) 3:41:00
5  José Marín (ESP) 3:43:03
6  Simon Baker (AUS) 3:44:07
7  Bo Gustafsson (SWE) 3:44:49
8  Raffaello Ducceschi (ITA) 3:45:43
9  Dietmar Meisch (GDR) 3:46:31
10  Pavol Szikora (TCH) 3:47:04
11  Giovanni Perricelli (ITA) 3:47:14
12  Pavol Blažek (TCH) 3:47:31
13  Jorge Llopart (ESP) 3:48:09
14  François Lapointe (CAN) 3:48:15
15  Martín Bermúdez (MEX) 3:49:22
16  Alain Lemercier (FRA) 3:50:28
17  Roman Mrázek (TCH) 3:50:46
18  Reima Salonen (FIN) 3:51:36
19  Andrew Jachno (AUS) 3:53:23
20  Stefan Johansson (SWE) 3:53:34
21  José Pinto (POR) 3:55:57
22  Marco Evoniuk (USA) 3:56:55
23  Carl Schueler (USA) 3:57:44
24  Jacek Bednarek (POL) 3:58:31
25  Manuel Alcalde (ESP) 3:59:13
26  Vitaly Popovych (URS) 3:59:23
27  Les Morton (GBR) 3:59:30
28  Paul Blagg (GBR) 4:00:07
29  Li Baojin (CHN) 4:00:07
30  Héctor Moreno (COL) 4:01:31
31  Tadahiro Kosaka (JPN) 4:03:12
32  Sandro Bellucci (ITA) 4:04:56
33  Arturo Bravo (MEX) 4:08:08
34  Andrew Kaestner (USA) 4:12:49
35  William Sawe (KEN) 4:25:24
DID NOT FINISH (DNF)
 Erling Andersen (NOR) DNF
 Godfried Dejonckheere (BEL) DNF
 Sándor Urbanik (HUN) DNF
 Jan Staaf (SWE) DNF
DISQUALIFIED (DSQ)
 Jean-Marie Neff (FRA) DSQ
 Eric Neisse (FRA) DSQ
 Hernán Andrade (MEX) DSQ

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