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Athletics at the 1956 Summer Olympics - Men's 50 kilometre walk

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Athletics at the 1956 Summer Olympics - Men's 50 kilometre walk

Track events
100 m   men   women
200 m men women
400 m men
800 m men
1500 m men
5000 m men
10,000 m men
80 m hurdles women
110 m hurdles men
400 m hurdles men
3000 m
4×100 m relay men women
4×400 m relay men
Road events
Marathon men
20 km walk men
50 km walk men
Field events
Long jump men women
Triple jump men
High jump men women
Pole vault men
Shot put men women
Discus throw men women
Javelin throw men women
Hammer throw men
Combined events
Decathlon men

These are the official results of the Men's 50 km Walk at the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne, Australia, on Saturday November 24, 1956. There were a total number of 21 participants from 10 nations.

Final classification

 Norman Read (NZL) 4:30:42.8
 Yevgeniy Maskinskov (URS) 4:32:57.0
 John Ljunggren (SWE) 4:35:02.0
4.  Abdon Pamich (ITA) 4:39:00.0
5.  Antal Róka (HUN) 4:50:09.0
6.  Raymond Smith (AUS) 4:56:08.0
7.  Adolf Weinacker (USA) 5:00:16.0
8.  Albert Johnson (GBR) 5:02:19.0
9.  Eric Hall (GBR) 5:03:59.0
10.  Ion Barbu (ROU) 5:08:33.6
11.  Elliott Denman (USA) 5:12:14.0
12.  Leo Sjögren (SWE) 5:12:34.0
13.  Ronald Crawford (AUS) 5:22:36.0
 Milan Skront (TCH) DNF
 Josef Dolezal (TCH) DNF
 Grigory Klimov (URS) DNF
 Janos Somogyi (HUN) DNF
 Dumitru Parachivescu (ROU) DNF
 Donald Thomson (GBR) DNF
 Ted Allsopp (AUS) DSQ
 Mikhail Lavrov (URS) DSQ


  • Official Report
  • Results
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