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1992 Olympic Games Barcelona - Men's 50 km walk

 

 

Host City: Barcelona, Spain
Date Started: August 7, 1992
Date Finished: August 7, 1992
(Competitors: 42; Countries: 20)
Venue(s): Montjuïc Olympic Stadium, Barcelona
Overview by IAAF  1992_olympic_stadium.jpg
Mercenario and Perlov, who had finished 1-2 in the 1991 World Cup, were considered the best walkers in the event. The field of 43 was still a group of 13 at 20Km, but by 30Km Finland’s Valentin Kononen had broken away to lead by more than 40 seconds. He was caught by Korzeniowski, Perlov and Mercenario within 5Km, and just after 40Km Perlov broke away. He led by more than 40 seconds from Korzeniowski and Mercenario with 5Km to go, with Ronald Weigel nearly two minutes behind. Korzeniowski was disqualified not long after 45Km but was not stopped by officials until reaching the entrance to the stadium. Perlov, the European Champion, added another title with a winning margin of nearly two minutes over Mercenario, as Weigel picked up his third Olympic medal, a bronze, after two silvers.
Summary by Sports-reference.com
The two favorites were Andrey Perlov (RUS) and Carlos Mercenario (MEX). Perlov was European Champion in 1990 and runner-up at the 1991 Worlds, and held the world best road times for both 20 and 50K. Mercenario had won the 1991 Lugano Cup race and was ranked #1 in the world. Form held in the race as Perlov won the gold and Mercenario the silver medal. They were together thru 40 km., but then Perlov opened up and dropped Mercenario, and won by almost two minutes. Germany’s Ronald Weigel, one of the dominant walkers in the 80s, held on for the bronze. Poland’s Robert Korzeniowski was with Mercenario as they neared the stadium, but he had already received five cautions during the race, beyond the limit. He was pulled from the race before entering the tunnel. Much more would be heard from him.
 

Records

Standing records prior to the 1992 Summer Olympics
World Record  Andrey Perlov (URS) 3:37.41 August 5, 1989 Soviet Union Leningrad, Soviet Union
Olympic Record  Vyacheslav Ivanenko (URS) 3:38.29 September 30, 1988 South Korea Seoul, South Korea
 
Results
50 km walk Men Final 7 August
Rank Mark Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records
1 3.50.13 Andrey Perlov Russia RUS 12 Dec 61
2 3.52.09 Carlos Mercenário Mexico MEX 23 May 67
3 3.53.45 Ronald Weigel Germany GER 8 Aug 59
4 3.54.39 Valeriy Spitsyn Russia RUS 5 Dec 65
5 3.55.21 Roman Mrázek Slovakia SVK 21 Jan 62
6 3.56.47 Hartwig Gauder Germany GER 10 Nov 54
7 3.57.21 Valentin Kononen Finland FIN 7 Mar 69
8 3.58.26 Miguel Angel Rodríguez Mexico MEX 15 Jan 67
9 3.58.41 José Marín Spain ESP 20 Jan 50
10 3.58.43 Jesús Ángel García Spain ESP 17 Oct 69
11 3.58.56 Stefan Johansson Sweden SWE 11 Apr 67
12 3.59.13 Giuseppe De Gaetano Italy ITA 4 Oct 66
13 4.00.28 Massimo Quiriconi Italy ITA 8 Jan 63
14 4.02.08 Jaime Barroso Spain ESP 15 May 68
15 4.02.40 René Piller France FRA 23 Apr 65
16 4.06.31 Alain Lemercier France FRA 11 Jan 57
17 4.07.30 Martial Fesselier France FRA 9 Oct 61
18 4.07.45 Fumio Imamura Japan JPN 5 Nov 66
19 4.08.11 Simon Baker Australia AUS 6 Feb 58
20 4.08.32 Pascal Charrière Switzerland SUI 14 Nov 64
21 4.09.34 Les Morton Great Britain GBR 1 Jul 58
22 4.13.22 Takehiro Sonohara Japan JPN 9 Nov 62
23 4.13.38 Carl Schueler United States USA 26 Feb 56
24 4.14.24 Tadahiro Kosaka Japan JPN 10 Feb 60
25 4.16.31 José Urbano Portugal POR 1 Mar 66
26 4.17.25 Stefan Wögerbauer Austria AUT 3 Nov 59
27 4.17.49 Pavol Szikora Slovakia SVK 26 Mar 52
28 4.20.12 José Magalhães Portugal POR 30 Oct 54
29 4.22.33 Pavol Blazek Slovakia SVK 9 Jul 58
30 4.23.10 Paul Blagg Great Britain GBR 23 Jan 60
31 4.24.18 Harold van Beek Netherlands NED 14 Apr 62
32 4.25.49 Herman Nelson United States USA 20 Sep 61
DQ Germán Sánchez Mexico MEX 31 Jul 67
DQ Godfried De Jonckheere Belgium BEL 1 Jul 52
DQ Aleksandr Potashov Belarus BLR 12 Mar 62
DNF Giovanni Perricelli Italy ITA 25 Aug 67
DQ Robert Korzeniowski Poland POL 30 Jul 68
DQ José Pinto Portugal POR 19 Jun 56
DNF Aldo Bertoldi Switzerland SUI 5 Mar 61
DQ Guillaume Leblanc Canada CAN 14 Apr 62
DQ Tim Berrett Canada CAN 23 Jan 65
DNF Marco Evoniuk United States USA 30 Sep 57
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

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