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50 kilometres Walk, Men

Date18 October 1964
StatusOlympic
LocationKokuritsu Kyogijo, Shinjuku, Tokyo
Participants34 from 19 countries

Abdon Pamich had hoped to win this event in 1960 in his home country, but had to settle for a bronze medal. By 1964 he was favored, having won the 1962 European Championships, and he would win that title again in 1966. The race was fairly close. Pamich was in the lead group from the beginning but did not open a gap until 40 km. Paul Nihill (GBR) could not be shaken and won the silver medal only 19 seconds behind.

PosNrWalkerNOCTimeWarnings
1364Abdon PamichITA4-11:12.4OBGold
2192Paul NihillGBR4-11:31.2Silver
3577Ingvar PetterssonSWE4-14:17.4Bronze
4260Burkhard LeuschkeGER4-15:26.8
525Bob GardinerAUS4-17:06.8
6259Christoph HöhneGER4-17:41.6
7697Anatoly VedyakovURS4-19:55.8
8261Kurt SakowskiGER4-20:31.0
9410Charel SowaLUX4-20:37.2
10193Don ThompsonGBR4-22:39.4
1123Ronald CrawfordAUS4-24:19.6
12698Gennady AgapovURS4-24:34.0
13191Ray MiddletonGBR4-25:49.2
1464Alex OakleyCAN4-27:24.6
15148Henri DelerueFRA4-27:47.6
16575John LjunggrenSWE4-29:09.2
1726Ted AllsoppAUS4-31:07.8
18696Yevgeny LyunginURS4-32:01.6
19303István HavasiHUN4-34:14.0
2092Alexander BílekTCH4-34:54.2
21765Chris McCarthyUSA4-35:41.6
22836Tadamasa EjiriJPN4-37:31.8
23591Erwin StützSUI4-40:45.0
24578Roy SyverssonSWE4-41:47.6
25834Kazuo SaitoJPN4-43:01.0
26764Bruce MacDonaldUSA4-45:10.4
27835Sumio MiwaJPN4-52:00.6
28543Ilie PopaROU4-57:40.8
29763Mike BrodieUSA4-57:41.0
30620Chedli El-MarghniTUN4-59:13.0
31285So Kam TongHKG5-07:53.2
AC55Maung RajanMYADNF
AC519Mieczysław RutynaPOLDQ
AC619Naceur Ben MessaoudTUNDQ
DNSKim Tai-KooPRK
DNSPak Tai-KeunPRK
DNS542Emil DraganROU
DNS305István GöriHUN
DNS304Antal KissHUN