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Athletics at the 1980 Moskva Summer Games:

Men's 20 kilometres Walk

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Host City: Moskva, Soviet Union
Venue(s): Grand Arena, Central Lenin Stadium Area, Moskva
Date Started: July 24, 1980
Date Finished: July 24, 1980

Gold: ITA Maurizio Damilano
Silver: URS Pyotr Pochinchuk
Bronze: GDR Roland Wieser

Summary

The race was held on a very hot and humid day. The defending champion, Daniel Bautista, led along with Soviet Anatoly Solomin for most of the race. But less than two kilometers from the finish, Bautista was disqualified and Solomin was likewise only a few 100 metres later. Overall, the race saw 136 caution flags and seven DQs. Maurizio Damilano won the race for Italy by over a minute from Pyotr Pochinchuk, in what was considered a major upset.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal T
1 Maurizio Damilano 23 Italy ITA Gold 1-23:35.5 OR
2 Pyotr Pochinchuk 25 Soviet Union URS Silver 1-24:45.4
3 Roland Wieser 24 East Germany GDR Bronze 1-25:58.2
4 Yevgeny Yevsyukov 30 Soviet Union URS 1-26:28.3
5 José Marín 30 Spain ESP 1-26:45.6
6 Raúl González 28 Mexico MEX 1-27:48.6
7 Bohdan Bułakowski 30 Poland POL 1-28:36.3
8 Karl-Heinz Stadtmüller 27 East Germany GDR 1-29:21.7
9 Reima Salonen 24 Finland FIN 1-31:32.0
10 Roger Mills 32 Great Britain GBR 1-32:37.8
11 Giorgio Damilano 23 Italy ITA 1-33:26.2
12 János Szálas 24 Hungary HUN 1-34:10.5
13 Alf Brandt 21 Sweden SWE 1-34:44.0
14 Pavol Blažek 22 Czechoslovakia TCH 1-35:30.8
15 Aris Karageorgos 28 Greece GRE 1-36:53.4
16 Hunde Toure 37 Ethiopia ETH 1-37:16.6
17 Enrique Peña 38 Colombia COL 1-38:00.0
18 Ranjit Singh 22 India IND 1-38:27.2
19 Ernesto Alfaro 34 Colombia COL 1-42:19.7
20 Jozef Pribilinec 20 Czechoslovakia TCH 1-42:52.4
21 Martin Toporek 19 Austria AUT 1-44:56.0
22 Hans Siegele 31 Austria AUT 1-45:17.8
23 Tekeste Mitiku 18 Ethiopia ETH 1-45:45.7
24 Stefano Casali 17 San Marino SMR 1-49:21.3
25 Thipsamay Chanthaphone 18 Laos LAO 2-20:22.0
AC Lucien Faber 28 Luxembourg LUX DNF
AC Wilfried Siegele 22 Austria AUT DNF
AC Anatoly Solomin 28 Soviet Union URS DQ
AC Bo Gustafsson 25 Sweden SWE DQ
AC Daniel Bautista 27 Mexico MEX DQ
AC David Smith 24 Australia AUS DQ
AC Domingo Colín 27 Mexico MEX DQ
AC Juraj Benčík 35 Czechoslovakia TCH DQ
AC Werner Heyer 23 East Germany GDR DQ