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1991 World Championships in Athletics Tokyo, Japan

1991 3rd IAAF World Championships - Tokyo - Men's 50km Race Walk

 

 

Host City: Tokyo, Japan
Dates: August 23 – September 1
Nations participating: 167
Athletes participating: 1517
    Main venue: Olympic Stadium
Overview by IAAF   tokyo olympic stadium04 
“It was like a sauna with 11 million people in it,” said defending champion Gauder of the conditions. Even with a 7:00 start, the temperature was 25°C and humidity 97%. Potashov and Perlov upped the pace after 20Km (1:33:03), taking with them Gauder and Popovih. The four were all still in contention at halfway, but Potashov and Perlov pulled clear of Gauder, who in turn dropped the third Soviet. The two leaders, friends for 16 years, were together for the rest of the race and decided to attempt a dead heat. “Fifty metres before the finish we thought it would be better not to compete and finish together. It was better for me to walk with Potashov than to walk alone,” said Perlov. The two crossed the line with their arms around each other, but the photograph showed that Potashov had “won” by a margin of 0.01. There were 12 non-finishers in the torrid conditions, including two-time medallist Weigel.
 These are the official results of the Men's 50 km Walk event at the 1991 World Championships held on Saturday August 31, 1991, in Tokyo, Japan, with the start at 07:00h local time. There were a total number of 38 participating athletes.
 
  50km Race Walk 31 August
  Final
1 Aleksandr Potashov URS 12 Mar 62 3.53.09
2 Andrey Perlov URS 12 Dec 61 3.53.09
3 Hartwig Gauder GER 10 Nov 54 3.55.14
4 Vitaliy Popovich URS 22 Oct 62 4.00.10
5 Valentin Kononen FIN 7 Mar 69 4.02.34
6 Giuseppe De Gaetano ITA 4 Oct 66 4.03.43
7 Fumio Imamura JPN 5 Nov 66 4.06.07
8 René Piller FRA 23 Apr 65 4.06.30
9 Godfried De Jonckheere BEL 1 Jul 52 4.07.44
10 Les Morton GBR 1 Jul 58 4.09.18
11 Martín Bermúdez MEX 19 Jul 58 4.11.56
12 José Marín ESP 20 Jan 50 4.13.19
13 Tadahiro Kosaka JPN 10 Feb 60 4.13.32
14 Gyula Dudás HUN 20 Aug 66 4.14.23
15 Tim Berrett CAN 23 Jan 65 4.14.35
16 Pavol Szikora SVK 26 Mar 52 4.14.59
17 Jorge Llopart ESP 5 May 52 4.16.36
18 Hubert Sonnek TCH 4.26.24
19 Torsten Trampeli GER 4.27.23
20 Jaroslav Makovec TCH 4.29.45
21 German Sanchez MEX 4.34.41
22 Paul Blagg GBR 4.35.22
23 Takehiro Sonohara JPN 4.38.09
24 Christopher Maddocks GBR 4.39.15
- Simon Baker AUS DNF
- Sandro Bellucci ITA DNF
- Martial Fesselier FRA DNF
- Robert Korzeniowski POL DNF
- Basilio Labrador ESP DNF
- Veijo Savikko FIN DNF
- Ronald Weigel GER DNF
- Bo Gustafsson SWE DNF
- Giovanni Perricelli ITA DNF
- Hector Moreno COL DNF
- Carl Schueler USA DNF
- Antonio Kohler BRA DNF
- Enrique Vera-Ybanez SWE DQ
- Rodrigo Serrano MEX DQ

31 AUG 1991 07:00 

Order / LaneATHLETECOUNTRYPBSB 1991
1 Jorge Llopart ESP ESP 3:44:33  
2 Fumio Imamura JPN JPN    
3 Martial Fesselier FRA FRA    
4 Antonio Kohler BRA BRA    
5 Sandro Bellucci ITA ITA 3:48:08  
6 Robert Korzeniowski POL POL    
7 Martín Bermúdez MEX MEX 3:43:36  
8 Pavol Szikora TCH TCH 3:42:20  
9 Takehiro Sonohara JPN JPN 4:00:11  
10 Andrey Perlov URS URS 3:37:41  
11 Jaroslav Makovec TCH TCH    
12 Valentin Kononen FIN FIN 3:48:54 3:48:54
13 Ronald Weigel GER GER 3:38:17  
14 Veijo Savikko FIN FIN    
15 Rodrigo Serrano MEX MEX    
16 Carl Schueler USA USA 3:57:09  
17 Germán Sánchez MEX MEX    
18 Hartwig Gauder GER GER 3:39:45  
19 Hector Moreno COL COL 4:01:31  
20 Les Morton GBR GBR    
21 Torsten Trampeli GER GER    
22 Paul Blagg GBR GBR 3:59:55  
23 Simon Baker AUS AUS 3:43:13  
24 Giuseppe De Gaetano ITA ITA    
25 Tim Berrett CAN CAN    
26 Gyula Dudás HUN HUN 3:53:47 3:53:47
27 Hubert Sonnek TCH TCH    
28 Basilio Labrador ESP ESP    
29 Godfried Dejonckheere BEL BEL 3:47:34  
30 Vitaliy Popovich URS URS 3:43:57  
31 Giovanni Perricelli ITA ITA 3:47:14 3:49:40
32 José Marín ESP ESP 3:40:46  
33 Christopher Maddocks GBR GBR 3:51:37  
34 Aleksandr Potashov URS URS 3:40:02  
35 René Piller FRA FRA    
36 Tadahiro Kosaka JPN JPN    
37 Enrique Vera SWE SWE 3:43:59  
38 Bo Gustafsson SWE SWE 3:44:49  
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

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