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Athletics at the 1972 Summer Olympics – Men's 50 kilometres walk

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Athletics at the 1972 Summer Olympics – Men's 50 kilometres walk

Men's 50 kilometres walk
at the Games of the XX Olympiad
Venue Olympic Stadium, Munich, West Germany
Date 3 September 1972
Competitors 36 from 18 nations
Gold medal    West Germany
Silver medal    Soviet Union
Bronze medal    United States
Athletics at the
1972 Summer Olympics
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
Long jump men women
Triple jump men
High jump men women
Pole vault men
Shot put men women
Discus throw men women
Javelin throw men women
Hammer throw men
Combined events
Pentathlon women
Decathlon men

These are the official results of the Men's 50 kilometres walk event at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich. The competition was held on 3 September. This distance was removed from the program following these Olympics, it was included back in the 1980 Summer Olympics. There were no heats with this event, it was held as a finals only event.


Rank Name Nationality Time
1st Bernd Kannenberg West Germany 3:56:11.6
2nd Veniamin Soldatenko Soviet Union 3:58:24.0
3rd Larry Young United States 4:00:46.0
4 Otto Barch Soviet Union 4:01:35.4
5 Peter Selzer East Germany 4:04:05.4
6 Gerhard Weidner West Germany 4:06:26.0
7 Vittorio Visini Italy 4:08:31.4
8 Gabriel Hernández Mexico 4:12:09.0
9 Paul Nihill Great Britain 4:14:09.4
10 Charles Sowa Luxembourg 4:14:21.2
11 Karl-Heinz Stadtmüller East Germany 4:14:28.8
12 Hans Tenggren Sweden 4:16:37.6
13 Daniel Björkgren Sweden 4:20:00.0
14 Christoph Höhne East Germany 4:20:43.8
15 Stefan Ingvarsson Sweden 4:21:01.0
16 Horst-Rüdiger Magnor West Germany 4:21:53.4
17 William Weigle United States 4:22:52.2
18 John Warhurst Great Britain 4:23:21.6
19 Shaul Ladany Israel 4:24:38.6
20 Raúl González Mexico 4:26:13.4
21 Alex Oakley Canada 4:28:42.6
22 János Dalmati Hungary 4:32:23.2
23 Domenico Carpentieri Italy 4:33:10.6
24 Kjell Georg Lund Norway 4:34:23.4
25 Howard Timms Great Britain 4:34:43.8
26 Antal Kiss Hungary 4:34:45.0
27 Steve Hayden United States 4:36:07.2
28 Adalberto Scorza Argentina 4:42:41.4
29 Ole David Jensen Denmark 4:57:13.8
- Abdon Pamich Italy DQ
- Sergey Grigoryev Soviet Union DQ
- Alfred Badel Switzerland DNF
- Jan Ornoch Poland DNF
- Jean-Claude Decosse France DNF
- José Oliveros Mexico DNF
- Karl-Heinz Merschenz Canada DNF
- Ion Benga Romania DNS
- Andrzej Siennicki Poland DNS
- Winicjusz Nowosielski Poland DNS
- Vasile Dumitrescu Romania DNS
- Yuri Penalba Nicaragua DNS
- Ilia Popov Bulgaria DNS


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