1961 IAAF World Race Walking Cup

The 1961 IAAF World Race Walking Cup was held in Lugano, Ticino, Switzerland, on October 15–16, 1961. The event was also known as Lugano Trophy.

1961 IAAF World Race Walking Cup
OrganisersIAAF
Edition1st
Date14–16 July
Host cityLugano, Ticino, Switzerland Switzerland
Events2
Participation24 athletes from
4 nations

Complete results were published.[1]

MedallistsEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men
20 km walk   Ken Matthews (GBR) 1:30:55   Lennart Back (SWE) 1:32:12   George Williams (GBR) 1:34:02
50 km walk   Abdon Pamich (ITA) 4:25:38   Don Thompson (GBR) 4:30:35   Åke Söderlund (SWE) 4:36:48
Men (Team)
Team   United Kingdom 53 pts   Sweden 53 pts   Italy 28 pts

ResultsEdit

Men's 20 kmEdit

Place Athlete Nation Time
  Ken Matthews   Great Britain (GBR) 1:30:55
  Lennart Back   Sweden (SWE) 1:32:12
  George Williams   Great Britain (GBR) 1:34:02
4 John Ljunggren   Sweden (SWE) 1:34:22
5 Erik Söderlund   Sweden (SWE) 1:35:17
6 Tibor Balajcza   Hungary (HUN) 1:36:17
7 Bob Clark   Great Britain (GBR) 1:36:52
8 Giuseppe Dordoni   Italy (ITA) 1:37:17
9 Antal Kiss   Hungary (HUN) 1:37:39
10 István Göri   Hungary (HUN) 1:39:06
11 Gianni Corsaro   Italy (ITA) 1:42:46
Stefano Serchinich   Italy (ITA) DNF

Men's 50 kmEdit

Place Athlete Nation Time
  Abdon Pamich   Italy (ITA) 4:25:38
  Don Thompson   Great Britain (GBR) 4:30:35
  Åke Söderlund   Sweden (SWE) 4:36:48
4 Ray Middleton   Great Britain (GBR) 4:39:24
5 Ingvar Green   Sweden (SWE) 4:42:27
6 Evert Leonardsson   Sweden (SWE) 4:43:25
7 István Havasi   Hungary (HUN) 4:46:59
8 Luigi De Rosso   Italy (ITA) 4:49:22
9 Charley Fogg   Great Britain (GBR) 4:49:22
10 Antonio De Gaetano   Italy (ITA) 5:05:02
11 Géza Szabó   Hungary (HUN) 5:12:57
12 Béla Dinesz   Hungary (HUN) 5:13:03

TeamEdit

From this edition up to 1997, the team ranking was named Lugano Trophy and combined the results of the 20km and 50km races..[2]

Place Country Points
    United Kingdom 53 pts
    Sweden 53 pts
    Italy 28 pts
4   Hungary 23 pts

ParticipationEdit

Qualifying roundsEdit

From 1961 to 1985 there were qualifying rounds with the winners proceeding to the final.

  Countries qualifying for the final are highlighted in green

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ IAAF WORLD RACE WALKING CUP - SARANSK 2012 - FACTS & FIGURES (PDF), IAAF, retrieved July 29, 2013
  2. ^ "IAAF WORLD RACE WALKING CUP - TAICANG 2014 - FACTS & FIGURES" (PDF). iaaf.org. Retrieved 5 August 2017.