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

The Men's 50 km Race Walk event at the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, South Korea had an entry list of 42 competitors. Three athletes were disqualified, while four walkers did not finish the race, held on Friday September 30, 1988.[1]

Men's 50 kilometres walk
at the Games of the XXIV Olympiad
VenueSeoul Olympic Stadium
DateSeptember 30
Competitors42 from 22 nations
Winning time3:38:29 OR
Medalists
1st place, gold medalist(s) Vyacheslav Ivanenko
 Soviet Union
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Ronald Weigel
 East Germany
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Hartwig Gauder
 East Germany
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MedalistsEdit

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

AbbreviationsEdit

  • 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

RecordsEdit

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

Final rankingEdit

Rank Athlete Time Note
    Vyacheslav Ivanenko (URS) 3:38:29 OR
    Ronald Weigel (GDR) 3:38:56
    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   Vitaliy 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

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Athletics at the 1988 Seoul Summer Games: Men's 50 kilometres Walk". sports-reference.com. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 9 December 2017.

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