1971 European Athletics Championships – Men's 50 kilometres walk

Events at the
1971 European
Athletics Championships

Track events
100 m   men   women
200 m men women
400 m men women
800 m men women
1500 m men women
5000 m men
10,000 m men
100 m hurdles women
110 m hurdles men
400 m hurdles men
3000 m
4×100 m relay men women
4×400 m relay men women
Road events
Marathon men
20 km walk men
50 km walk men
Field events
High jump men women
Pole vault men
Long jump men women
Triple jump men
Shot put men women
Discus throw men women
Hammer throw men
Javelin throw men women
Combined events
Pentathlon women
Decathlon men

The men's 50 kilometres race walk at the 1971 European Athletics Championships was held in Helsinki, Finland, on 14 August 1971.[1]


Gold Venyamin Soldatenko
Soviet Union
Silver Christoph Höhne
East Germany
Bronze Peter Selzer
East Germany



14 August
Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
Venyamin Soldatenko Soviet Union 4:02:22.0 CR
Christoph Höhne East Germany 4:04:45.2
Peter Selzer East Germany 4:06:11.0
4 Otto Barch Soviet Union 4:09:14.4
5 Winfried Skotnicki East Germany 4:10:22.0
6 Bernhard Nermerich West Germany 4:11:44.0
7 Igor Della Rossa Soviet Union 4:12:08.6
8 Abdon Pamich Italy 4:14:36.2
9 Stefan Ingvarsson Sweden 4:14:56.0
10 Charles Sowa Luxembourg 4:15:59.0
11 János Dalmati Hungary 4:16:59.6
12 Alexandr Bílek Czechoslovakia 4:17:36.4
13 Gerhard Weidner West Germany 4:17:40.8
14 Örjan Andersson Sweden 4:20:04.8
15 Vittorio Visini Italy 4:20:45.8
16 Robert Dobson United Kingdom 4:21:15.0
17 Daniel Björkgren Sweden 4:26:39.6
18 Antal Kiss Hungary 4:26:53.6
19 Nesty Fischer France 4:28:18.4
20 Manfred Aeberhard Switzerland 4:35:45.6
21 Alfred Badel Switzerland 4:43:12.0
22 Tore Brustad Norway DNF
23 Ronald Wallwork United Kingdom DNF
24 Herbert Meier West Germany DNF
25 Carl Lawton United Kingdom DNF


According to an unofficial count, 25 athletes from 12 countries participated in the event.


  1. ^ European Athletics Championships Zürich 2014 - STATISTICS HANDBOOK, European Athletics Association, pp. 412–420, retrieved 13 August 2014 
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