Athletics — 50 kilometres Walk, Men

Times held 19
Total participants 517
Total countries 66

Participants

Year Event Status Participants NOCs
1932 50 kilometer Walk, Men Olympic 15 10
1936 50 kilometer Walk, Men Olympic 33 16
1948 50 kilometer Walk, Men Olympic 23 11
1952 50 kilometer Walk, Men Olympic 31 16
1956 50 kilometer Walk, Men Olympic 21 10
1960 50 kilometer Walk, Men Olympic 39 20
1964 50 kilometer Walk, Men Olympic 34 19
1968 50 kilometer Walk, Men Olympic 36 19
1972 50 kilometer Walk, Men Olympic 36 18
1980 50 kilometer Walk, Men Olympic 27 14
1984 50 kilometer Walk, Men Olympic 31 16
1988 50 kilometer Walk, Men Olympic 42 22
1992 50 kilometer Walk, Men Olympic 42 20
1996 50 kilometer Walk, Men Olympic 51 27
2000 50 kilometer Walk, Men Olympic 56 28
2004 50 kilometer Walk, Men Olympic 54 29
2008 50 kilometer Walk, Men Olympic 59 32
2012 50 kilometer Walk, Men Olympic 63 35
2016 50 kilometer Walk, Men Olympic 80 39

Medal winners

Year Gold Silver Bronze
1932 Tommy GreenGBR Jānis DāliņšLAT Ugo FrigerioITA
1936 Harold WhitlockGBR Arthur Tell SchwabSUI Adalberts BubenkoLAT
1948 John LjunggrenSWE Gaston GodelSUI Lloyd JohnsonGBR
1952 Pino DordoniITA Josef DoležalTCH Antal RókaHUN
1956 Norman ReadNZL Yevgeny MaskinskovURS John LjunggrenSWE
1960 Don ThompsonGBR John LjunggrenSWE Abdon PamichITA
1964 Abdon PamichITA Paul NihillGBR Ingvar PetterssonSWE
1968 Christoph HöhneGDR Antal KissHUN Larry YoungUSA
1972 Bernd KannenbergFRG Veniamin SoldatenkoURS Larry YoungUSA
1980 Hartwig GauderGDR Jorge LlopartESP Yevgeny IvchenkoURS
1984 Raúl GonzálezMEX Bo GustafssonSWE Sandro BellucciITA
1988 Vyacheslav IvanenkoURS Ronald WeigelGDR Hartwig GauderGDR
1992 Andrey PerlovEUN Carlos MercenarioMEX Ronald WeigelGER
1996 Robert KorzeniowskiPOL Mikhail ShchennikovRUS Valentí MassanaESP
2000 Robert KorzeniowskiPOL Aigars FadejevsLAT Joel SánchezMEX
2004 Robert KorzeniowskiPOL Denis NizhegorodovRUS Aleksey VoyevodinRUS
2008 Alex SchwazerITA Jared TallentAUS Denis NizhegorodovRUS
2012 Jared TallentAUS Si TianfengCHN Robbie HeffernanIRL
2016 Matej TóthSVK Jared TallentAUS Hirooki AraiJPN

Medals by country

NOC Gold Silver Bronze Total
Great Britain GBR 3 1 1 5
Italy ITA 3 0 3 6
Poland POL 3 0 0 3
East Germany GDR 2 1 1 4
Sweden SWE 1 2 2 5
Soviet Union URS 1 2 1 4
Australia AUS 1 2 0 3
Mexico MEX 1 1 1 3
New Zealand NZL 1 0 0 1
Slovakia SVK 1 0 0 1
Unified Team EUN 1 0 0 1
West Germany FRG 1 0 0 1
Russian Federation RUS 0 2 2 4
Latvia LAT 0 2 1 3
Switzerland SUI 0 2 0 2
Hungary HUN 0 1 1 2
Spain ESP 0 1 1 2
Czechoslovakia TCH 0 1 0 1
People's Republic of China CHN 0 1 0 1
United States USA 0 0 2 2
Germany GER 0 0 1 1
Ireland IRL 0 0 1 1
Japan JPN 0 0 1 1

Top medallists

Athlete Nat Gold Silver Bronze Total
Robert Korzeniowski POL 3 0 0 3
Jared Tallent AUS 1 2 0 3
John Ljunggren SWE 1 1 1 3
Hartwig Gauder GDR
GER
1 0 1 2
Abdon Pamich ITA 1 0 1 2

Olympic record progression

Record type
50 kilometres Walk, Men