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Athletics at the 1988 Seoul Summer Games:

Men's 20 kilometres Walk

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Events:

Host City: Seoul, South Korea
Venue(s): Olympic Stadium, Seoul Sports Complex, Seoul
Date Started: September 23, 1988
Date Finished: September 23, 1988

Gold: TCH Jozef Pribilinec
Silver: GDR Ronald Weigel
Bronze: ITA Maurizio Damilano

Summary

The course was flat and the day was not overly hot. The favorites were [Jozef Pribilinec] (TCH) who had won the 1986 European Championships, [Maurizio Damilano], the 1987 World Champion and 1980 Olympic gold medalist in this race, and the GDR’s [Ronald Weigel], although he was considered better at the longer distance. Eventually this group would win the medals. The finish was very close with Pribilinec and Weigel entered the stadium only a few metres apart, the Czechoslovak in the lead by five metres. But Weigel could never close the gap on the track.

View a Phase of this EventFinal Standings

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal T
1 Jozef Pribilinec 28 Czechoslovakia TCH Gold 1-19:57 OR
2 Ronald Weigel 29 East Germany GDR Silver 1-20:00
3 Maurizio Damilano 31 Italy ITA Bronze 1-20:14
4 José Marín 38 Spain ESP 1-20:34
5 Roman Mrázek 26 Czechoslovakia TCH 1-20:43
6 Mikhail Shchennikov 20 Soviet Union URS 1-20:47
7 Carlos Mercenario 21 Mexico MEX 1-20:53
8 Axel Noack 26 East Germany GDR 1-21:14
9 Giovanni De Benedictis 20 Italy ITA 1-21:18
10 Guillaume LeBlanc 26 Canada CAN 1-21:29
11 Simon Baker 30 Australia AUS 1-21:47
12 Daniel Plaza 22 Spain ESP 1-21:53
13 Ian McCombie 27 Great Britain GBR 1-22:03
14 Aleksey Pershin 26 Soviet Union URS 1-22:32
15 Pavol Blažek 30 Czechoslovakia TCH 1-22:39
16 Martial Fesselier 26 France FRA 1-22:43
17 Jimmy McDonald 24 Ireland IRL 1-22:45
18 Thierry Toutain 26 France FRA 1-22:55
19 Carlo Mattioli 33 Italy ITA 1-22:58
20 Jean-Claude Corre 27 France FRA 1-23:09
21 Sándor Urbanik 23 Hungary HUN 1-23:18
22 Erling Andersen 27 Norway NOR 1-23:30
23 Ricardo Pueyo 21 Spain ESP 1-23:40
24 Chris Maddocks 31 Great Britain GBR 1-23:46
25 Stefan Johansson 21 Sweden SWE 1-23:51
26 Hirofumi Sakai 23 Japan JPN 1-24:08
27 Yevgeny Misyulya 24 Soviet Union URS 1-24:39
28 Andrew Jachno 26 Australia AUS 1-24:52
29 José Urbano 22 Portugal POR 1-24:56
30 Jan Staaf 26 Sweden SWE 1-24:59
31 José Pinto 32 Portugal POR 1-26:33
32 Abdel Wahab Ferguene 29 Algeria ALG 1-26:33
33 Héctor Moreno 25 Colombia COL 1-27:06
34 Mohamed Bouhalla 25 Algeria ALG 1-27:10
35 Godfried De Jonckheere 36 Belgium BEL 1-27:14
36 Zdzisław Szlapkin 27 Poland POL 1-27:23
37 Gary Morgan 28 United States USA 1-27:26
38 Jim Heiring 32 United States USA 1-27:30
39 Hélder Oliveira 28 Portugal POR 1-27:39
40 Santiago Fonseca 34 Honduras HON 1-27:41
41 Li Baojin 28 China CHN 1-27:57
42 Reima Salonen 32 Finland FIN 1-28:25
43 Lyubomir Ivanov 28 Bulgaria BUL 1-28:43
44 Tim Lewis 25 United States USA 1-31:00
45 Marcelo Palma 22 Brazil BRA 1-31:42
46 Jeong Pil-Hwa 33 South Korea KOR 1-32:23
47 Tadahiro Kosaka 28 Japan JPN 1-32:46
48 Rafael Valladares 26 Honduras HON 1-37:09
49 Jeong Myeong-O 24 South Korea KOR 1-40:09
AC Ernesto Canto 28 Mexico MEX DQ
AC Joel Sánchez 24 Mexico MEX DQ
AC Marco Sowa 24 Luxembourg LUX DQ
AC José Querubin Moreno 28 Colombia COL DNF