Athletics at the 1964 Summer Olympics – Men's 20 kilometres walk

The men's 20 kilometres walk was the shorter of the two men's racewalking events on the Athletics at the 1964 Summer Olympics program in Tokyo. It was held on 15 October 1964. 35 athletes from 15 nations entered, with 30 starting and 26 finishing.[1]

Men's 20 kilometres walk
at the Games of the XVIII Olympiad
VenueOlympic Stadium
Dates15 October
Competitors35 from 15 nations
Medalists
1st place, gold medalist(s) Ken Matthews  Great Britain
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Dieter Lindner  United Team of Germany
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Vladimir Golubnichy  Soviet Union
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ResultsEdit

Matthews and Lindner both beat the old best Olympic time.

Place Athlete Nation Time
1 Ken Matthews   Great Britain 1:29:34.0 OB
2 Dieter Lindner   United Team of Germany 1:31:13.2
3 Vladimir Golubnichy   Soviet Union 1:31:59.4
4 Noel Frederick Freeman   Australia 1:32:06.8
5 Gennady Solodov   Soviet Union 1:32:33.0
6 Ron Zinn   United States 1:32:43.0
7 Boris Khrolovich   Soviet Union 1:32:45.4
8 John Edgington   Great Britain 1:32:46.0
9 Gerhard Sperling   United Team of Germany 1:33:15.8
10 John Chester Paddick   Great Britain 1:33:28.4
11 Alexander Bílek   Czechoslovakia 1:33:45
12 Hans-Georg Reimann   United Team of Germany 1:34:51.0
13 Henri Delerue   France 1:34:58
14 Tommy Kristensen   Denmark 1:35:30
15 István Göri   Hungary 1:35:38
16 Charles Sowa   Luxembourg 1:36:16
17 Jack Mortland   United States 1:36:35
18 Åke Söderlund   Sweden 1:36:53
19 John Artur Ljunggren   Sweden 1:37:03
20 Roine Karlsson   Sweden 1:37:07
21 Antal Kiss   Hungary 1:38:27
22 Ronald John Crawford   Australia 1:38:47
23 Noboru Ishiguro   Japan 1:39:40
24 Chedli El-Marghni   Tunisia 1:41:11
25 Kiue Kuribayashi   Japan 1:43:07
26 Mieczysław Rutyna   Poland 1:48:41
Robert Charles Gardiner   Australia Did not finish
1:12:29 at 15 km
Alex Harold Oakley   Canada Did not finish
0:47:25 at 10 km
Ronald Owen Laird   United States Disqualified
1:11:31 at 15 km
Yasuo Naito   Japan Disqualified
0:23:43 at 5 km
Naceur Ben Messaoud   Tunisia Did not start
Elias Baruh   Romania Did not start
István Havasi   Hungary Did not start
Andrei Savescu   Romania Did not start

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Athletics at the 1964 Tokyo Summer Games: Men's 20 kilometres Walk". sports-reference.com. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 29 November 2017.