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

The men's 50 kilometres race walk at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City, Mexico was held on October 17. It was won by Christoph Höhne of East Germany.[1]

Men's 50 kilometres walk
at the Games of the XIX Olympiad
VenueEstadio Olímpico Universitario
DateOctober 17
Competitors36 from 19 nations
Winning time4:20:13.6
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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RecordsEdit

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

ResultEdit

Rank Athlete Nation Time
  Christoph Höhne   East Germany 4:20:13.6
  Antal Kiss   Hungary 4:30:17.0
  Larry Young   United States 4:31:55.4
4 Peter Selzer   East Germany 4:33:09.8
5 Stig Lindberg   Sweden 4:34:05.0
6 Vittorio Visini   Italy 4:36:33.2
7 Bryan Eley   Great Britain 4:37:32.2
8 José Pedraza   Mexico 4:37:51.4
9 Karl-Heinz Merschenz   Canada 4:37:57.4
10 Goetz Klopfer   United States 4:39:13.8
11 Horst-Rüdiger Magnor   West Germany 4:39:43.2
12 Frank Clark   Australia 4:40:13.8
13 Örjan Andersson   Sweden 4:40:42.6
14 Gerhard Weidner   West Germany 4:43:26.2
15 Sergey Grigoryev   Soviet Union 4:44:39.2
16 Charles Sowa   Luxembourg 4:44:45.2
17 Kazuo Saito   Japan 4:47:29.6
18 Shaun Lightman   Great Britain 4:52:20.0
19 Bob Gardiner   Australia 4:52:29.0
20 Erwin Stütz   Switzerland 4:53:33.8
21 Henri Delerue   France 4:57:40.2
22 Mieczysław Rutyna   Poland 4:58:03.8
23 Felix Cappella   Canada 4:58:31.6
24 Shaul Ladany   Israel 5:01:06.0
25 Pablo Colín   Mexico 5:01:30.0
26 Dave Romansky   United States 5:38:03.4
27 Ismael Hernández   Mexico 5:56:09.2
28 Ricardo Cruz   El Salvador 5:56:22.0
Bernhard Nermerich   West Germany DSQ
Abdon Pamich   Italy DNF
Burkhard Leuschke   East Germany DNF
Gennady Agapov   Soviet Union DNF
Ihor Della-Rossa   Soviet Union DNF
John Kelly   Ireland DNF
Paul Nihill   Great Britain DNF
Stefan Ingvarsson   Sweden DNF

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Athletics at the 1968 Mexico City Summer Games: Men's 50 kilometres Walk". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 9 December 2017.

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