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20 kilometres Walk, Men

Date24 July 1980 — 17:00
StatusOlympic
LocationBolshaya arena, Tsentralny stadion imeni V.I. Lenina, Moskva
Participants34 from 20 countries

The race was held on a very hot and humid day. The defending champion, Daniel Bautista, led along with Soviet Anatoly Solomin for most of the race. But less than two kilometers from the finish, Bautista was disqualified and Solomin was likewise only a few 100 metres later. Overall, the race saw 136 caution flags and seven DQs. Maurizio Damilano won the race for Italy by over a minute from Pyotr Pochinchuk, in what was considered a major upset.

PosNrWalkerNOCTimeWarnings
1425Maurizio DamilanoITA1-23:35.5ORGold
2722Pyotr PochenchukURS1-24:45.4Silver
3344Roland WieserGDR1-25:58.2Bronze
4748Yevgeny YevsyukovURS1-26:28.3
5156José MarínESP1-26:45.6
6493Raúl GonzálezMEX1-27:48.6
7528Bohdan BułakowskiPOL1-28:36.3
8335Karl-Heinz StadtmüllerGDR1-29:21.7
9215Reima SalonenFIN1-31:32.0
10273Roger MillsGBR1-32:37.8
11424Giorgio DamilanoITA1-33:26.2
12387János SzálasHUN1-34:10.5
13620Alf BrandtSWE1-34:44.0
14652Pavol BlažekTCH1-35:30.8
15347Aris KarageorgosGRE1-36:53.4
16185Hunde ToureETH1-37:16.6
17118Enrique PeñaCOL1-38:00.0
18398Ranjit SinghIND1-38:27.2
19116Ernesto AlfaroCOL1-42:19.7
20663Jozef PribilinecTCH1-42:52.4
2135Martin ToporekAUT1-44:56.0
2231Hans SiegeleAUT1-45:17.8
23181Tekeste MitikuETH1-45:45.7
24600Stefano CasaliSMR1-49:21.3
25464Thipsamay ChanthaphoneLAO2-20:22.0
AC484Lucien FaberLUXDNF
AC32Wilfried SiegeleAUTDNF
AC736Anatoly SolominURSDQ
AC488Daniel BautistaMEXDQ
AC624Bo GustafssonSWEDQ
AC25Dave SmithAUSDQ
AC490Domingo ColínMEXDQ
AC651Juraj BenčíkTCHDQ
AC308Werner HeyerGDRDQ