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Athletics at the 1988 Summer Olympics – Men's 20 kilometres walk


Athletics at the 1988 Summer Olympics – Men's 20 kilometres walk

Athletics at the
1988 Summer Olympics
Track events
100 m   men   women
200 m men women
400 m men women
800 m men women
1500 m men women
3000 m women
5000 m men
10,000 m men women
100 m hurdles women
110 m hurdles men
400 m hurdles men women
3000 m
4×100 m relay men women
4×400 m relay men women
Road events
Marathon men women
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
Heptathlon women
Decathlon men
Wheelchair races

The Men's 20 km Race Walk event at the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, South Korea had an entrylist of 53 competitors. Three athletes were disqualified, while one walker did not finish the race. The race was held on Friday September 23, 1988.


Gold  Jozef Pribilinec
Czechoslovakia (TCH)
Silver  Ronald Weigel
East Germany (GDR)
Bronze  Maurizio Damilano
Italy (ITA)


  • All times shown are in hours:minutes:seconds
DNS did not start
NM no mark
OR olympic record
WR world record
AR area record
NR national record
PB personal best
SB season best


Standing records prior to the 1988 Summer Olympics
World Record  Mikhail Shchennikov (URS) 1:19.08 July 30, 1988 Kiev, Soviet Union
Olympic Record  Ernesto Canto (MEX) 1:23.13 August 3, 1984 Los Angeles, United States
Broken records during the 1988 Summer Olympics
Olympic Record  Jozef Pribilinec (TCH) 1:19.57 September 23, 1988 Seoul, South Korea



Final ranking

Rank Athlete Time Note
1st  Jozef Pribilinec (TCH) 1:19:57 OR
2nd  Ronald Weigel (GDR) 1:20:00
3rd  Maurizio Damilano (ITA) 1:20:14
4  José Marín (ESP) 1:20:34
5  Roman Mrázek (TCH) 1:20:43
6  Mikhail Shchennikov (URS) 1:20:47
7  Carlos Mercenario (MEX) 1:20:53
8  Axel Noack (GDR) 1:21:14
9  Giovanni De Benedictis (ITA) 1:21:18
10  Guillaume Leblanc (CAN) 1:21:29
11  Simon Baker (AUS) 1:21:47
12  Daniel Plaza (ESP) 1:21:53
13  Ian McCombie (GBR) 1:22:03
14  Aleksey Pershin (URS) 1:22:32
15  Pavol Blažek (TCH) 1:22:39
16  Martial Fesselier (FRA) 1:22:43
17  Jimmy McDonald (IRL) 1:22:45
18  Thierry Toutain (FRA) 1:22:55
19  Carlo Mattioli (ITA) 1:22:58
20  Jean-Claude Corré (FRA) 1:23:09
21  Sándor Urbanik (HUN) 1:23:18
22  Erling Andersen (NOR) 1:23:30
23  Ricardo Pueyo (ESP) 1:23:40
24  Chris Maddocks (GBR) 1:23:46
25  Stefan Johansson (SWE) 1:23:51
26  Hirofumi Sakai (JPN) 1:24:08
27  Yevgeniy Misyulya (URS) 1:24:39
28  Andrew Jachno (AUS) 1:24:52
29  José Urbano (POR) 1:24:56
30  Jan Staaf (SWE) 1:24:59
31  José Pinto (POR) 1:26:33
32  Abdelouahab Ferguene (ALG) 1:26:33
33  Héctor Moreno (COL) 1:27:06
34  Mohamed Bouhalla (ALG) 1:27:10
35  Godfried Dejonckheere (BEL) 1:27:14
36  Zdzisław Szlapkin (POL) 1:27:23
37 (USA) 1:27:26
38  Jim Heiring (USA) 1:27:30
39  Helder Oliveira (POR) 1:27:39
40  Santiago Fonseca (HON) 1:27:41
41  Li Baojin (CHN) 1:27:57
42  Reima Salonen (FIN) 1:28:25
43  Lyubomir Ivanov (BUL) 1:28:43
44  Timothy Lewis (USA) 1:31:00
45  Marcelo Palma (BRA) 1:31:42
46  Chung Pil-Hwa (KOR) 1:32:23
47  Tadahiro Kosaka (JPN) 1:32:46
48  Rafael Valladares (HON) 1:37:09
49  Jung Myong-Oh (KOR) 1:40:09
 Querubín Moreno (COL) DNF
 Ernesto Canto (MEX) DSQ
 Joel Sánchez (MEX) DSQ
 Marc Sowa (LUX) DSQ

See also


  • (English) Official Report
  • (English) sports-reference

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