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Athletics at the 1976 Montréal Summer Games:

Men's 20 kilometres Walk

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Host City: Montréal, Canada
Venue(s): Olympic Stadium, Olympic Park, Montréal, Québec
Date Started: July 23, 1976
Date Finished: July 23, 1976

Gold: MEX Daniel Bautista
Silver: GDR Hans-Georg Reimann
Bronze: GDR Peter Frenkel

Summary

[Vladimir Golubnichy] was back and had been European Champion in 1974. But the favorites were the three East Germans, [Peter Frenkel], [Hans-Georg Reimann], and [Karl-Heinz Stadtmüller], 1975 Lugano Trophy champion. The GDR walkers went out as a team in the lead. But they could not drop Mexico’s [Daniel Bautista]. He had produced some top times early in the year but his only major international championships had been the 1975 Pan-American Games gold medal. At 17 km. Bautista put the hammer down and dropped the East German trio, eventually winning by over a minute. This was the first gold medal won by a Mexican athlete. [Vladimir Golubnichy], who had won four consecutive medals in the event from 1960-72, placed seventh in his fifth Olympics.

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Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal T
1 Daniel Bautista 23 Mexico MEX Gold 1-24:40.6 OR
2 Hans-Georg Reimann 34 East Germany GDR Silver 1-25:13.8
3 Peter Frenkel 37 East Germany GDR Bronze 1-25:29.4
4 Karl-Heinz Stadtmüller 23 East Germany GDR 1-26:50.6
5 Raúl González 24 Mexico MEX 1-28:18.2
6 Armando Zambaldo 32 Italy ITA 1-28:25.2
7 Volodymyr Holubnychiy 40 Soviet Union URS 1-29:24.6
8 Vittorio Visini 31 Italy ITA 1-29:31.6
9 Gérard Lelièvre 26 France FRA 1-29:53.6
10 Roberto Buccione 24 Italy ITA 1-30:40.0
11 Brian Adams 27 Great Britain GBR 1-30:46.2
12 Ross Haywood 29 Australia AUS 1-30:59.2
13 Otto Barch 32 Soviet Union URS 1-31:12.4
14 Olly Flynn 26 Great Britain GBR 1-31:42.4
15 Viktor Semyonov 27 Soviet Union URS 1-31:59.0
16 Imre Stankovics 26 Hungary HUN 1-32:06.6
17 Jan Ornoch 24 Poland POL 1-32:19.2
18 Gerhard Weidner 43 West Germany FRG 1-32:56.8
19 Ernesto Alfaro 30 Colombia COL 1-33:13.8
20 Ron Laird 38 United States USA 1-33:27.6
21 Bogusław Duda 23 Poland POL 1-33:53.4
22 Larry Walker 33 United States USA 1-34:19.4
23 Marcel Jobin 34 Canada CAN 1-34:33.4
24 Vinko Galušić 22 Yugoslavia YUG 1-34:46.8
25 Godfried De Jonckheere 24 Belgium BEL 1-35:03.8
26 Bengt Simonsen 18 Sweden SWE 1-35:31.8
27 Santiago Fonseca 22 Honduras HON 1-36:07.0
28 Lucien Faber 24 Luxembourg LUX 1-36:21.2
29 Todd Scully 27 United States USA 1-36:37.4
30 Paul Nihill 36 Great Britain GBR 1-36:40.4
31 Rafael Vega 24 Colombia COL 1-37:27.4
32 Khoo Chong Beng 27 Malaysia MAS 1-40:16.8
33 Pat Farrelly 41 Canada CAN 1-41:36.2
34 Yoshio Morikawa 30 Japan JPN 1-42:20.6
35 Alex Oakley 50 Canada CAN 1-44:08.8
36 Hank Klein 23 United States Virgin Islands ISV 1-50:50.4
AC Bernd Kannenberg 33 West Germany FRG DNF
AC Domingo Colín 23 Mexico MEX DQ