Olympics
List of all Olympics Men's 50 KM Walk winners including gold, silver and bronze medalists.

Men's 50 KM Walk

The 50 kilometer walk for men in Olympics has been part of the Games since 1932 Los Angeles Summer Games. An event demanding extreme physical stamina, it has been part of all subsequent Olympics. The athletes have to undergo tough physical training and conditioning to compete well in the competition.

Rules and Regulations
Rules and regulations specified by the International Association of Athletics Federations or the IAAF are implemented during the 50 kilometer walk in Olympics.
  • Any athlete who is served three red cards is disqualified.
  • Athletes must not sever contact with the ground during the race.
  • An athlete can leave the race course only with the prior permission of the judge. During his off time he is kept under strict observation of a judge.
  • An athlete has to leave the race course on the order of an official medical practitioner.
  • Advancing leg has to be straight. If the forward leg is bent, the athlete is served a warning.
  • During a race walk the number of judges appointed should not be less than six.
  • For a major violation of the rules, the athlete is shown a red card. The judge who has noticed the violation informs the chief judge, who shows the red card.
  • To warn an athlete, a yellow card is shown by the judge. However, a judge cannot warn the same athlete twice.
  • The athletes are allowed to take refreshments at specified places. For violating this rule, they could be instantly disqualified.
Top Performers
Athletes who have performed will in the event are Yucheng Han, Chengliang Zhao, Yu Caohong, Robert Korzeniowski, Abdon Pamich, Don Thompson, Norman Read, Giuseppe Dordoni, John Ljunggren, Harold Whitlock, Thomas Green, Denis Nizhegorodov, Shucai Xing, Andreas Erm, Andrey Perlov, Valeriy Spitsyn, German Skurygin, Vyacheslav Ivanenko, Raul Gonzalez, Hartwig Gauder, Bernd Kannenberg and Christoph Hohne.

Men's 50 KM Walk Winners at Olympics

Year
Gold Silver Bronze
1932 Tommy Green
Great Britain
Janis Dalinš
Latvia
Ugo Frigerio
Italy
1936 Harold WHITLOCK
Great Britain
Arthur Tell Schwab
Switzerland
Adalberts Bubenko
Latvia
1948 John Ljunggren
Sweden
Gaston GODEL
Switzerland
Tebbs Lloyd Johnson
Great Britain
1952 Pino Dordoni
Italy
Josef Dolezal
Czechoslovakia
Antal Róka
Hungary
1956 Norman Read
New Zealand
Yevgeniy Maskinskov
Soviet Union
John Ljunggren
Sweden
1960 Don Thompson
Great Britain
John Ljunggren
Sweden
Abdon Pamich
Italy
1964 Abdon Pamich
Italy
Paul Nihill
Great Britain
Ingvar Pettersson
Sweden
1968 Christoph Höhne
East Germany
Antal Kiss
Hungary
Larry Young
United States
1972 Bernd Kannenberg
West Germany
Veniamin Soldatenko
Soviet Union
Larry Young
United States
1980 Hartwig Gauder
East Germany
Jorge Llopart
Spain
Evgeni Ivchenko
Soviet Union
1984 Raúl González
Mexico
Bo Gustafsson
Sweden
Sandro Bellucci
Italy
1988 Vyacheslav Ivanenko
Soviet Union
Ronald Weigel
East Germany
Hartwig Gauder
East Germany
1992 Andrey PERLOV
Unified Team
Carlos Mercenario
Mexico
Ronald Weigel
Germany
1996 Robert Korzeniowski
Poland
Mikhail Shchennikov
Russia
Valentí Massana
Spain
2000 Robert Korzeniowski
Poland
Aigars Fadejevs
Latvia
Joel Sánchez
Mexico
2004 Robert Korzeniowski
Poland
Denis Nizhegorodov
Russia
Aleksey Voyevodin
Russia
2008 Alex Schwazer
Italy
Jared Tallent
Australia
Denis Nizhegorodov
Russia
2012 Jared Tallent
Australia
Si Tianfeng
China
Robert Heffernan
Ireland
2016 Matej Tóth
Slovakia
Jared Tallent
Australia
Hirooki Arai
Japan