Athletics — 20 kilometres Walk, Men

Times held 17
Total participants 495
Total countries 77

Participants

Year Event Status Participants NOCs
1956 20 kilometres Walk, Men Olympic 21 10
1960 20 kilometres Walk, Men Olympic 36 18
1964 20 kilometres Walk, Men Olympic 30 15
1968 20 kilometres Walk, Men Olympic 34 20
1972 20 kilometres Walk, Men Olympic 24 12
1976 20 kilometres Walk, Men Olympic 38 21
1980 20 kilometres Walk, Men Olympic 34 20
1984 20 kilometres Walk, Men Olympic 38 22
1988 20 kilometres Walk, Men Olympic 53 28
1992 20 kilometres Walk, Men Olympic 42 23
1996 20 kilometres Walk, Men Olympic 60 33
2000 20 kilometres Walk, Men Olympic 47 28
2004 20 kilometres Walk, Men Olympic 48 28
2008 20 kilometres Walk, Men Olympic 51 30
2012 20 kilometres Walk, Men Olympic 56 34
2016 20 kilometres Walk, Men Olympic 74 40
2020 20 kilometres Walk, Men Olympic 57 28

Medal winners

Year Gold Silver Bronze
1956 Leonid SpirinURS Antanas MikėnasURS Bruno JunkURS
1960 Vladimir GolubnichyURS Noel FreemanAUS Stan VickersGBR
1964 Ken MatthewsGBR Dieter LindnerGER Vladimir GolubnichyURS
1968 Vladimir GolubnichyURS José PedrazaMEX Nikolay SmagaURS
1972 Peter FrenkelGDR Vladimir GolubnichyURS Hans-Georg ReimannGDR
1976 Daniel BautistaMEX Hans-Georg ReimannGDR Peter FrenkelGDR
1980 Maurizio DamilanoITA Pyotr PochenchukURS Roland WieserGDR
1984 Ernesto CantoMEX Raúl GonzálezMEX Maurizio DamilanoITA
1988 Jozef PribilinecTCH Ronald WeigelGDR Maurizio DamilanoITA
1992 Daniel PlazaESP Guillaume LeBlancCAN Giovanni De BenedictisITA
1996 Jefferson PérezECU Ilya MarkovRUS Bernardo SeguraMEX
2000 Robert KorzeniowskiPOL Noé HernándezMEX Vladimir AndreyevRUS
2004 Ivano BrugnettiITA Francisco Javier FernándezESP Nathan DeakesAUS
2008 Valery BorchinRUS Jefferson PérezECU Jared TallentAUS
2012 Chen DingCHN Erick BarrondoGUA Wang ZhenCHN
2016 Wang ZhenCHN Cai ZelinCHN Dane Bird-SmithAUS
2020 Massimo StanoITA Koki IkedaJPN Toshikazu YamanishiJPN

Medals by country

NOC Gold Silver Bronze Total
Soviet Union URS 3 3 3 9
Italy ITA 3 0 3 6
Mexico MEX 2 3 1 6
People's Republic of China CHN 2 1 1 4
East Germany GDR 1 2 3 6
Russian Federation RUS 1 1 1 3
Ecuador ECU 1 1 0 2
Spain ESP 1 1 0 2
Great Britain GBR 1 0 1 2
Czechoslovakia TCH 1 0 0 1
Poland POL 1 0 0 1
Australia AUS 0 1 3 4
Japan JPN 0 1 1 2
Canada CAN 0 1 0 1
Germany GER 0 1 0 1
Guatemala GUA 0 1 0 1

Top medallists

Athlete Nat Gold Silver Bronze Total
Vladimir Golubnichy URS
UKR
2 1 1 4
Jefferson Pérez ECU 1 1 0 2
Maurizio Damilano ITA 1 0 2 3
Peter Frenkel GDR 1 0 1 2
Wang Zhen CHN 1 0 1 2