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Athletics at the 1952 Helsinki Summer Games:

Men's 50 kilometres Walk

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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.

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