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1960 Olympic Games Roma, Italy - Men's 20 km Walk

 

 

Host City: Roma, Italy
Date Started: September 2, 1960
Date Finished: September 2, 1960
(Competitors: 36; Countries: 18)
Venue(s): Olympic Stadium, Roma
Overview by IAAF  1960_olympico_stadio1.jpg
Golubnichiy had been the world’s second-fastest over 20Km in 1955, while still a teenager, but missed the 1956 Games due to a debilitating liver infection. He was a surprise selection in 1960 after placing fifth in the Soviet championships, but he had prepared for warm weather conditions. Noel Freeman was first out of the stadium, but by 5Km Ken Matthews (GBR) was seven seconds clear of Freeman with Golubnichiy third. The Ukrainian was ahead of Matthews by 20 seconds at halfway, and at the three-quarters point Golubnichiy and Soviet Champion Gennadiy Solodov were 1:05 ahead of Freeman. Matthews was out of the race with leg trouble. Solodov retired shortly after 15Km, and Golubnichiy got home by just nine seconds from the fastclosing Freeman.
Summary by Sports-reference.com
Vladimir Golubnichy of the Soviet Union, but a native Ukrainian, started his Olympic career at Roma. In the shorter walk he would be among the dominant walkers for the next five Olympics, and never entered the 50 km. Olympic race. In Roma Golubnichy was in the lead group throughout. Noel Freeman (AUS) was well back in the early stages but closed very quickly and finished only nine seconds down to Golubnichy at the finish.
 
 
Results
20 km Walk Men Final 7 September
Rank Mark Athlete Country NOC Age Records Notes
1 1-34.07.2 Volodymyr Holubnychiy Soviet Union URS 24
2 1-34.16.4 Noel Freeman Australia AUS 21
3 1-34.56.4 Stan Vickers Great Britain GBR 28
4 1-35.33.8 Dieter Lindner Germany GER 23
5 1-36.59.0 Norman Read New Zealand NZL 29
6 1-37.17.0 Lennart Back Sweden SWE 27
7 1-37.59.0 John Ljunggren Sweden SWE 40
8 1-38.32.4 Ladislav Moc Czechoslovakia TCH 28
9 1-38.46.0 Alex Oakley Canada CAN 34
10 1-38.54.0 Eric Hall Great Britain GBR 27
11 1-39.16.2 Ronald Crawford Australia AUS 24
12 1-39.37.6 Henri Delerue France FRA 20
13 1-40.16.2 George Hazle South Africa RSA 35
14 1-40;25.0 Lennart Carlsson Sweden SWE 27
15 1-41.07.6 Tommy Kristensen Denmark DEN 20
16 1-41.53.4 Hannes Koch Germany GER 25
17 1-41.59.6 Louis Marquis Switzerland SUI 30
18 1-42.43.8 Charel Sowa Luxembourg LUX 27
19 1-42.47.0 Ron Zinn United States USA 21
20 1-43.19.8 Zora Singh India IND 31
21 1-43.58.6 Stefano Serchinich Italy ITA 30
22 1-45.04.2 Luigi De Rosso Italy ITA 25
23 1-45.09.0 Bob Mimm United States USA 35
24 1-45.11.0 Rudy Haluza United States USA 29
25 1-46.35.8 Leo Rosschou Denmark DEN 31
26 1-46.47.2 Gianni Corsaro Italy ITA 35
27 1-47.09.6 Khalifa Bahrouni Tunisia TUN 23
28 1-55.21.0 Naoui Zlassi Tunisia TUN 30
AC DQ Ajit Singh India IND 23
AC DQ Anatoly Vedyakov Soviet Union URS 29
AC DQ Mohamed Ben Lazhar Tunisia TUN 31
AC DQ Gabriel Reymond Switzerland SUI 37
AC DQ Gennady Solodov Soviet Union URS 25
AC DQ Siegfried Lefanczik Germany GER 30
AC DQ Tibor Balajcza Hungary HUN 23
AC DNF Ken Matthews Great Britain GBR 26
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

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