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Athletics at the 1992 Barcelona Summer Games:

Men's 50 kilometres Walk

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Host City: Barcelona, Spain
Venue(s): Montjuïc Olympic Stadium, Barcelona
Date Started: August 7, 1992
Date Finished: August 7, 1992

Gold: EUN Andrey Perlov
Silver: MEX Carlos Mercenario
Bronze: GER Ronald Weigel

Summary

The two favorites were Andrey Perlov (RUS) and Carlos Mercenario (MEX). Perlov was European Champion in 1990 and runner-up at the 1991 Worlds, and held the world best road times for both 20 and 50K. Mercenario had won the 1991 Lugano Cup race and was ranked #1 in the world. Form held in the race as Perlov won the gold and Mercenario the silver medal. They were together thru 40 km., but then Perlov opened up and dropped Mercenario, and won by almost two minutes. Germany’s Ronald Weigel, one of the dominant walkers in the 80s, held on for the bronze. Poland’s Robert Korzeniowski was with Mercenario as they neared the stadium, but he had already received five cautions during the race, beyond the limit. He was pulled from the race before entering the tunnel. Much more would be heard from him.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal T
1 Andrey Perlov 30 Unified Team EUN Gold 3-50:13
2 Carlos Mercenario 25 Mexico MEX Silver 3-52:09
3 Ronald Weigel 32 Germany GER Bronze 3-53:45
4 Valery Spitsyn 26 Unified Team EUN 3-54:39
5 Roman Mrázek 30 Czechoslovakia TCH 3-55:21
6 Hartwig Gauder 37 Germany GER 3-56:47
7 Valentin Kononen 23 Finland FIN 3-57:21
8 Miguel Ángel Rodríguez 25 Mexico MEX 3-58:26
9 José Marín 42 Spain ESP 3-58:41
10 Jesús Ángel García 22 Spain ESP 3-58:43
11 Stefan Johansson 25 Sweden SWE 3-58:56
12 Giuseppe De Gaetano 25 Italy ITA 3-59:13
13 Massimo Quiriconi 29 Italy ITA 4-00:28
14 Jaime Barroso 24 Spain ESP 4-02:08
15 René Piller 27 France FRA 4-02:40
16 Alain Lemercier 35 France FRA 4-06:31
17 Martial Fesselier 30 France FRA 4-07:30
18 Fumio Imamura 25 Japan JPN 4-07:45
19 Simon Baker 34 Australia AUS 4-08:11
20 Pascal Charrière 27 Switzerland SUI 4-08:32
21 Les Morton 34 Great Britain GBR 4-09:34
22 Takehiro Sonohara 29 Japan JPN 4-13:22
23 Carl Schueler 36 United States USA 4-13:38
24 Tadahiro Kosaka 32 Japan JPN 4-14:24
25 José Urbano 26 Portugal POR 4-16:31
26 Stefan Wögerbauer 32 Austria AUT 4-17:25
27 Pavol Szikora 40 Czechoslovakia TCH 4-17:49
28 José Magalhães 37 Portugal POR 4-20:12
29 Pavol Blažek 34 Czechoslovakia TCH 4-22:33
30 Paul Blagg 32 Great Britain GBR 4-23:10
31 Harold van Beek 30 Netherlands NED 4-24:28
32 Herm Nelson 30 United States USA 4-25:48
AC Giovanni Perricelli 24 Italy ITA DNF
AC Aldo Bertoldi 31 Switzerland SUI DNF
AC Marco Evoniuk 34 United States USA DNF
AC Tim Berrett 27 Canada CAN DQ
AC Godfried De Jonckheere 40 Belgium BEL DQ
AC José Pinto 36 Portugal POR DQ
AC Germán Sánchez 24 Mexico MEX DQ
AC Robert Korzeniowski 23 Poland POL DQ
AC Aleksandr Potashov 30 Unified Team EUN DQ
AC Guillaume LeBlanc 30 Canada CAN DQ