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20 kilometres Walk, Men

Date31 July 1992 — 19:15
StatusOlympic
LocationEstadio Olímpico de Montjuïc, Barcelona
Participants42 from 23 countries

The course had a crazy finish, with the last 1,500 metres climbing almost straight up Montjuíc to Estadi Olímpic, on a hill that had been deemed too steep for the marathon. And the weather was brutal for distance walkers with temperatures starting at 70° F. (21° C.) amidst high humidity (88%), and getting progressively hotter during the race, reaching near 80° F. (26° C.) at the finish. Spain’s Daniel Plaza was the hometown favorite, living only 10 km. from the stadium. He also had extra incentive as he had been disqualified at the 1991 World Championships. By 15 km. he had taken control of the race and would eventually win by 40 seconds over Canada’s Guillaume LeBlanc.

PosNrWalkerNOCTimeWarnings
1445Daniel PlazaESP1-21:45Gold
2229Guillaume LeBlancCAN1-22:25Silver
31000Giovanni De BenedictisITA1-23:11Bronze
4999Maurizio DamilanoITA1-23:39
5269Chen ShaoguoCHN1-24:06
6954Jimmy McDonaldIRL1-25:16
71235Daniel GarcíaMEX1-25:35
8932Sándor UrbanikHUN1-26:08
9323Héctor MorenoCOL1-26:23
10446Miguel PrietoESP1-26:38
11813Robert IhlyGER1-26:56
12497Mikhail ShchennikovEUN1-27:17
13477Vladimir AndreyevEUN1-28:25
14205Tim BerrettCAN1-28:25
151571Stefan JohanssonSWE1-28:37
16734Chris MaddocksGBR1-28:45
171593Pavol BlažekTCH1-29:23
18989Walter ArenaITA1-29:34
191598Igor KollárTCH1-29:38
20833Axel NoackGER1-29:55
211247Joel SánchezMEX1-30:12
2232Nick A'HernAUS1-31:39
23748Andy PennGBR1-31:40
24756Martin RushGBR1-31:56
25467Shemisu HassanETH1-32:39
261187Viktoras MeškauskasLTU1-33:24
27161Sérgio GaldinoBRA1-33:32
281608Ján ZáhončíkTCH1-33:37
291228Ernesto CantoMEX1-33:51
301714Allen JamesUSA1-35:12
3151Andrew JachnoAUS1-36:49
32149Marcelo PalmaBRA1-40:11
AC280Li MingcaiCHNDNF
AC1374Robert KorzeniowskiPOLDNF
AC571Oleg TroshinEUNDNF
AC145Ademar KammlerBRADNF
AC387Jefferson PérezECUDNF
AC434Valentí MassanaESPDQ
AC671Thierry ToutainFRADQ
AC1420José UrbanoPORDQ
AC957Bobby O'LearyIRLDQ
AC1167Saleumphone SopraseutLAODQ