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20 kilometres Walk, Men

Date23 July 1976 — 17:30
LocationStade olympique, Parc olympique, Montréal, Québec
Participants38 from 21 countries

Volodymyr Holubnychiy was back and had been European Champion in 1974. But the favorites were the three East Germans, Peter Frenkel, Hans-Georg Reimann, and Karl-Heinz Stadtmüller, 1975 Lugano Trophy champion. The GDR walkers went out as a team in the lead. But they could not drop Mexico’s Daniel Bautista. He had produced some top times early in the year but his only major international championships had been the 1975 Pan-American Games gold medal. At 17 km. Bautista put the hammer down and dropped the East German trio, eventually winning by over a minute. This was the first gold medal won by a Mexican athlete. Volodymyr Holubnychiy, who had won four consecutive medals in the event from 1960-72, placed seventh in his fifth Olympics.

1642Daniel BautistaMEX1-24:40.6ORGold
2396Hans-Georg ReimannGDR1-25:13.8Silver
3388Peter FrenkelGDR1-25:29.4Bronze
4403Karl-Heinz StadtmüllerGDR1-26:50.6
5647Raúl GonzálezMEX1-28:18.2
6569Armando ZambaldoITA1-28:25.2
7881Vladimir GolubnichyURS1-29:24.6
8568Vittorio VisiniITA1-29:31.6
9325Gérard LelièvreFRA1-29:53.6
10539Roberto BuccioneITA1-30:40.0
11350Brian AdamsGBR1-30:46.2
1258Ross HaywoodAUS1-30:59.2
13874Otto BarchURS1-31:12.4
14362Olly FlynnGBR1-31:42.4
15902Viktor SemyonovURS1-31:59.0
16506Imre StankovicsHUN1-32:06.6
17727Jan OrnochPOL1-32:19.2
18445Gerhard WeidnerFRG1-32:56.8
19196Ernesto AlfaroCOL1-33:13.8
20938Ron LairdUSA1-33:27.6
21707Bogusław DudaPOL1-33:53.4
22966Larry WalkerUSA1-34:19.4
23157Marcel JobinCAN1-34:33.4
24977Vinko GalušićYUG1-34:46.8
2587Godfried De JonckheereBEL1-35:03.8
26823Bengt SimonsenSWE1-35:31.8
27489Santiago FonsecaHON1-36:07.0
28633Lucien FaberLUX1-36:21.2
29958Todd ScullyUSA1-36:37.4
30373Paul NihillGBR1-36:40.4
31201Rafael VegaCOL1-37:27.4
32637Khoo Chong BengMAS1-40:16.8
33150Pat FarrellyCAN1-41:36.2
34583Yoshio MorikawaJPN1-42:20.6
35165Alex OakleyCAN1-44:08.8
36531Hank KleinISV1-50:50.4
AC423Bernd KannenbergFRGDNF
AC644Domingo ColínMEXDQ