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Athletics at the 1952 Helsinki Summer Games:

Men's 50 kilometres Walk

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Events:

Host City: Helsinki, Finland
Venue(s): Helsinki Olympic Stadium, Helsinki
Date Started: July 21, 1952
Date Finished: July 21, 1952

Gold: ITA Pino Dordoni
Silver: TCH Josef Doležal
Bronze: HUN Antal Róka

Summary

Defending champion [John Ljunggren] led out at the start but faded and would eventually finish ninth. By the halfway point, the lead had been taken by [Giuseppe )Pino) Dordoni], the 1950 European Champion, who was leading by three minutes. He did not extend the lead from there but held on to win comfortably.

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Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal T
1 Pino Dordoni 26 Italy ITA Gold 4-28:07.8 OB
2 Josef Doležal 31 Czechoslovakia TCH Silver 4-30:17.8
3 Antal Róka 25 Hungary HUN Bronze 4-31:27.2
4 Rex Whitlock 41 Great Britain GBR 4-32:21.0
5 Sergey Lobastov 26 Soviet Union URS 4-32:34.2
6 Vladimir Ukhov 28 Soviet Union URS 4-32:51.6
7 Dumitru Paraschivescu 29 Romania ROU 4-41:05.2
8 Ion Baboe 38 Romania ROU 4-41:52.8
9 John Ljunggren 32 Sweden SWE 4-43:45.2
10 Giuseppe Kressevich 36 Italy ITA 4-44:30.2
11 Harold Whitlock 48 Great Britain GBR 4-45:12.6
12 Sándor László 27 Hungary HUN 4-45:55.8
13 Rudi Lüttge 29 Germany GER 4-47:28.6
14 Pekka Viljanen 31 Finland FIN 4-49:16.4
15 Donald Tunbridge 31 Great Britain GBR 4-50:40.4
16 Raymond Lesage 35 France FRA 4-52:37.8
17 Edgar Bruun 46 Norway NOR 4-52:48.4
18 Claude Hubert 38 France FRA 4-55:28.2
19 Salvatore Cascino 34 Italy ITA 4-56:46.0
20 Harry Kristensen 37 Denmark DEN 4-57:35.8
21 Jean Strunc 41 France FRA 4-59:08.2
22 Adolf Weinacker 23 United States USA 5-01:00.4
23 Pavel Kazankov 26 Soviet Union URS 5-02:37.8
24 Gilbert Marquis 28 Switzerland SUI 5-02:56.2
25 Ferd Hayward 40 Canada CAN 5-04:40.4
26 René Charrière 28 Switzerland SUI 5-08:59.0
27 Gerhard Winther 39 Norway NOR 5-11:40.2
28 Åke Söderlund 27 Sweden SWE 5-30:56.6
AC Guillermo Weller 39 Argentina ARG DNF
AC John Deni 49 United States USA DNF
AC Leo Sjogren 38 United States USA DNF