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20 kilometres Walk, Men

Date 3 August 1984 — 17:15
StatusOlympic
LocationLos Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, California
Participants38 from 22 countries

The race began with five laps of the Coliseum track and the racers then walked seven laps of a 2.5 km circuit on Exposition Boulevard, before finishing with 1½ laps on the track. The favorites were Ernesto Canto (MEX), the 1983 World Champion, and 1982 European Champion José Marín (ESP). Defending champion Maurizio Damilano was back and he forced the pace, leading thru 15 km., with Marin unable to stay with the leaders. As they neared the tunnel entrance the medals were pretty much decided with Canto leading his teammate, Raúl González, by 30 metres, Damilano another 25 metres back, and it remained that way to the finish. The Mexicans enjoyed somewhat of a hometown advantage because of the large Mexican population in Los Angeles that cheered them throughout the race.

PosNrWalkerNOCTimeWarnings
1632Ernesto CantoMEX1-23:13ORGold
2639Raúl GonzálezMEX1-23:20Silver
3500Maurizio DamilanoITA1-23:26Bronze
4128Guillaume LeBlancCAN1-24:29
5509Carlo MattioliITA1-25:07
6233José MarínESP1-25:32
7897Marco EvoniukUSA1-25:42
8675Erling AndersenNOR1-25:54
9189José Querubín MorenoCOL1-26:04
10995Dave SmithAUS1-26:48
11127François LapointeCAN1-27:06
12188Héctor MorenoCOL1-27:12
13399Philip VestyGBR1-27:28
14994Simon BakerAUS1-27:43
15292Gérard LelièvreFRA1-27:50
1637Willi SawallAUS1-28:24
17634Marcelino ColínMEX1-28:26
18192Francisco VargasCOL1-28:46
19382Ian McCombieGBR1-28:53
20285Martial FesselierFRA1-29:46
21125Marcel JobinCAN1-29:49
22455Siri Chand RamIND1-30:06
23907Jim HeiringUSA1-30:20
24352Steve BarryGBR1-30:46
25726José PintoPOR1-30:54
267Abdel Wahab FergueneALG1-31:24
27174Zhang FuxinCHN1-32:10
28517Alessandro PezzatiniITA1-32:27
2945Martin ToporekAUT1-33:58
308Benamar KechkoucheALG1-34:12
31970Santiago FonsecaHON1-34:47
32587Pius MunyasiaKEN1-34:53
33928Dan O'ConnorUSA1-35:12
34433José Víctor AlonzoGUA1-35:32
35769Stefano CasaliSMR1-35:48
3684Osvaldo MorejónBOL1-44:42
37216Luis CamposESA1-48:45
38556Amjad TawalbehJOR1-49:35
DNS317Dieter HoffmannFRG
DNS265Reima SalonenFIN
DNS288Dominique GuebeyFRA
DNS684Lars Ove MoenNOR