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1988 Olympic Games Seoul - Men's 50 km walk

 

 

Host City: Seoul, South Korea
Date Started: September 30, 1988
Date Finished: September 30, 1988
(Competitors: 42; Countries: 22)
Venue(s): Olympic Stadium, Seoul Sports Complex, Seoul
Overview by IAAF  1988_olympic_stadium.jpg
The pace was set by veteran Martin Bermudez (MEX) and his teammate Hernan Andrade, with Andrade leading at 20Km by 14 seconds in 1:29:47. The pack was another half minute behind. Andrade was disqualified at 22Km, leaving Bermudez a minute ahead at halfway in 1:51:58. The pack began to increase their pace, and were just six seconds behind Bermudez (2:14:25) at 30Km. The Mexican was soon engulfed by the leaders, and eventually finished 15th in a solid 3:49:22. Moscow winner Gauder, Weigel and Ivanenko then opened up a 30m gap, with Ivanenko taking a 10m lead at 40Km. The little (1.64/58Kg) Russian went away from the Germans in the last 10Km, producing a final 20Km of 1:23:58 to win by 27 seconds from Weigel, with Gauder third, well ahead of Potashov. The Russian summed up his position succinctly: “I am very satisfied.”
Summary by Sports-reference.com
The East Germany pair of Hartwig Gauder and Ronald Weigel had dominated many of the major championships in the 1980s. Gauder won the 1980 gold medal and the 1987 World Championships, while Weigel was the 1983 World Champion, and held the world record in 1988. By 30 km. the race had come down to a pack of five – Gauder and Weigel, Soviets Vyacheslav Ivanenko and Aleksandr Potashov, and Spain’s José Marín. By 40 km., Ivanenko had opened a small lead, and he gradually increased that lead over the closing 10 km. He had negatively split the race in the extreme, walking the second 25 km. 7½ minutes faster than the first.
 

Records

Standing records prior to the 1988 Summer Olympics
World Record  Ronald Weigel (GDR) 3:38.17 May 25, 1986 East Germany Potsdam, East Germany
Olympic Record  Raúl González (MEX) 3:47.26 August 11, 1984 United States Los Angeles, United States
Broken records during the 1988 Summer Olympics
Olympic Record  Vyacheslav Ivanenko (URS) 3:38.29 September 30, 1988 South Korea Seoul, South Korea
 
Results
50 km walk Men Final 30 September
Rank Mark Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records
1 3.38.29 Vyacheslav Ivanenko Soviet Union URS 1 Mar 61
2 3.38.56 Ronald Weigel East Germany GDR 8 Aug 59
3 3.39.45 Hartwig Gauder East Germany GDR 10 Nov 54
4 3.41.00 Aleksandr Potashov Soviet Union URS 12 Mar 62
5 3.43.03 José Marín Spain ESP 20 Jan 50
6 3.44.07 Simon Baker Australia AUS 6 Feb 58
7 3.44.49 Bo Gustafsson Sweden SWE 29 Sep 54 NR
8 3.45.43 Raffaello Ducceschi Italy ITA 25 Feb 62
9 3.46.31 Dietmar Meisch East Germany GDR 10 Feb 59
10 3.47.04 Pavol Szikora Czechoslovakia TCH 26 Mar 52
11 3.47.14 Giovanni Perricelli Italy ITA 25 Aug 67
12 3.47.31 Pavol Blazek Czechoslovakia TCH 9 Jul 58
13 3.48.09 Jorge Llopart Spain ESP 5 May 52
14 3.48.15 François Lapointe Canada CAN 23 Aug 61
15 3.49.22 Martín Bermúdez Mexico MEX 19 Jul 58
16 3.50.28 Alain Lemercier France FRA 11 Jan 57
17 3.50.46 Roman Mrázek Czechoslovakia TCH 21 Jan 62
18 3.51.36 Reima Salonen Finland FIN 19 Nov 55
19 3.53.23 Andrew Jachno Australia AUS 13 Apr 62
20 3.53.34 Stefan Johansson Sweden SWE 11 Apr 67 NUR
21 3.55.57 José Pinto Portugal POR 19 Jun 56
22 3.56.55 Marco Evoniuk United States USA 30 Sep 57
23 3.57.44 Carl Schueler United States USA 26 Feb 56
24 3.58.31 Jacek Bednarek Poland POL 27 Jan 64
25 3.59.13 Manuel Alcalde Spain ESP 31 Dec 56
26 3.59.23 Vitaliy Popovich Soviet Union URS 22 Oct 62
27 3.59.30 Les Morton Great Britain GBR 1 Jul 58
28 4.00.07 Paul Blagg Great Britain GBR 23 Jan 60
29 4.00.07 Li Baojin China CHN 23 Nov 59
30 4.01.31 Héctor Moreno Colombia COL 8 Jun 63
31 4.03.12 Tadahiro Kosaka Japan JPN 10 Feb 60
32 4.04.56 Sandro Bellucci Italy ITA 21 Feb 55
33 4.08.08 Arturo Bravo Mexico MEX
34 4.12.49 Andy Kaestner United States USA 25 Aug 64
35 4.25.24 William Sawe Kenya KEN 5 Sep 55
DQ Herman Andrede Mexico MEX 1 Nov 60
DNF Godfried De Jonckheere Belgium BEL 1 Jul 52
DQ Eric Neisse France FRA 27 Nov 64
DQ Jean-Marie Neff France FRA 29 Sep 61
DNF Sándor Urbanik Hungary HUN 15 Dec 64
DNF Erling Andersen Norway NOR 22 Sep 60
DNF Jan Staaf Sweden SWE 11 Feb 62
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

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