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Athletics at the 1964 Tokyo Summer Games:

Men's 50 kilometres Walk

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Host City: Tokyo, Japan
Venue(s): National Stadium, Shinjuku, Tokyo
Date Started: October 18, 1964
Date Finished: October 18, 1964

Gold: ITA Abdon Pamich
Silver: GBR Paul Nihill
Bronze: SWE Ingvar Pettersson

Summary

Abdon Pamich had hoped to win this event in 1960 in his home country, but had to settle for a bronze medal. By 1964 he was favored, having won the 1962 European Championships, and he would win that title again in 1966. The race was fairly close. Pamich was in the lead group from the beginning but did not open a gap until 40 km. Paul Nihill (GBR) could not be shaken and won the silver medal only 19 seconds behind.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal T
1 Abdon Pamich 31 Italy ITA Gold 4-11:12.4 OB
2 Paul Nihill 25 Great Britain GBR Silver 4-11:31.2
3 Ingvar Pettersson 38 Sweden SWE Bronze 4-14:17.4
4 Burkhard Leuschke 24 Germany GER 4-15:26.8
5 Bob Gardiner 28 Australia AUS 4-17:06.8
6 Christoph Höhne 23 Germany GER 4-17:41.6
7 Anatoly Vedyakov 33 Soviet Union URS 4-19:55.8
8 Kurt Sakowski 33 Germany GER 4-20:31.0
9 Charel Sowa 31 Luxembourg LUX 4-20:37.2
10 Don Thompson 31 Great Britain GBR 4-22:39.4
11 Ronald Crawford 28 Australia AUS 4-24:19.6
12 Gennady Agapov 30 Soviet Union URS 4-24:34.0
13 Ray Middleton 28 Great Britain GBR 4-25:49.2
14 Alex Oakley 38 Canada CAN 4-27:24.6
15 Henri Delerue 24 France FRA 4-27:47.6
16 John Ljunggren 45 Sweden SWE 4-29:09.2
17 Ted Allsopp 38 Australia AUS 4-31:07.8
18 Yevgeny Lyungin 26 Soviet Union URS 4-32:01.6
19 István Havasi 33 Hungary HUN 4-34:14.0
20 Alexandr Bílek 23 Czechoslovakia TCH 4-34:54.2
21 Chris McCarthy 33 United States USA 4-35:41.6
22 Tadamasa Ejiri 30 Japan JPN 4-37:31.8
23 Erwin Stütz 28 Switzerland SUI 4-40:45.0
24 Roy Syversson 24 Sweden SWE 4-41:47.6
25 Kazuo Saito 22 Japan JPN 4-43:01.0
26 Bruce MacDonald 36 United States USA 4-45:10.4
27 Sumio Miwa 32 Japan JPN 4-52:00.6
28 Ilie Popa 24 Romania ROU 4-57:40.8
29 Mike Brodie 23 United States USA 4-57:41.0
30 Chedli El-Marghni 25 Tunisia TUN 4-59:13.0
31 So Kam Tong 27 Hong Kong HKG 5-07:53.2
AC Mieczysław Rutyna 33 Poland POL DQ
AC Naceur Ben Messaoud 26 Tunisia TUN DQ
AC Maung Rajan 29 Myanmar MYA DNF