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Men's 50 kilometres Walk

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Host City: Los Angeles, United States
Venue(s): Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, California
Date Started: August 11, 1984
Date Finished: August 11, 1984

Gold: MEX Raúl González
Silver: SWE Bo Gustafsson
Bronze: ITA Sandro Bellucci


The day was hot as the race started and it only got hotter for the 4 hours it was contested. [Raúl González] was the world record holder but had not won gold at the Olympics nor at the 1983 World Championship. He went out very hard, taking a chance in the heat, but broke the field open and had dropped everybody by 40 km. He eventually won by almost six minutes. The field was depleted by the absence of the East Germans, notably [Ronald Weigel] and [Hartwig Gauder], the defending champion.

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Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal T
1 Raúl González 32 Mexico MEX Gold 3-47:26 OB
2 Bo Gustafsson 29 Sweden SWE Silver 3-53:19
3 Sandro Bellucci 29 Italy ITA Bronze 3-53:45
4 Reima Salonen 28 Finland FIN 3-58:30
5 Raffaello Ducceschi 22 Italy ITA 3-59:26
6 Carl Schueler 28 United States USA 3-59:46
7 Jorge Llopart 32 Spain ESP 4-03:09
8 José Pinto 28 Portugal POR 4-04:42
9 Manuel Alcalde 27 Spain ESP 4-05:47
10 Ernesto Canto 24 Mexico MEX 4-07:59
11 Mike Harvey 21 Australia AUS 4-09:18
12 Dominique Guebey 32 France FRA 4-13:34
13 Lars Ove Moen 24 Norway NOR 4-15:12
14 Vince O'Sullivan 27 United States USA 4-22:51
15 Zhang Fuxin 22 China CHN 4-23:39
16 Chris Maddocks 27 Great Britain GBR 4-26:33
17 José Víctor Alonzo 25 Guatemala GUA 4-36:35
AC Andrew Jachno 22 Australia AUS DNF
AC Gérard Lelièvre 34 France FRA DNF
AC Guillaume LeBlanc 22 Canada CAN DNF
AC José Querubin Moreno 24 Colombia COL DNF
AC Marcel Jobin 42 Canada CAN DNF
AC Marco Evoniuk 26 United States USA DNF
AC Maurizio Damilano 27 Italy ITA DNF
AC Osvaldo Morejón 24 Bolivia BOL DNF
AC Willi Sawall 42 Australia AUS DNF
AC Bengt Simonsen 26 Sweden SWE DQ
AC Erling Andersen 23 Norway NOR DQ
AC François Lapointe 22 Canada CAN DQ
AC Martín Bermúdez 26 Mexico MEX DQ
AC Roland Nilsson 35 Sweden SWE DQ