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Medal count by country in the Men's 20km Race Walk at the Summer Olympics 1956-2016

The Men's 20 kilometer Race Walk has been included at all Summer Olympics since it was introduced in 1956. Between 1956 and 1980, the Soviet Union was the most successful nation in this event, winning three gold medals and nine total medals. East German and Mexican athletes also performed well in the event in the late twentieth century, and in the past two events, Chinese athletes have won four of the six medals available. The event's most successful athlete is Volodymyr Holubnychy, who won two golds, one silver and one bronze medal for the Soviet Union, between 1960 and 1972. No athlete has ever been stripped of a medal won in this event.

Medal count by country in the Men's 20 kilometer Race Walk at the Summer Olympics from 1956 to 2016

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Sources

Release date

2020

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

1956 to 2016

Supplementary notes

*No longer exists/competes at the Olympics.
**Includes the United Team of Germany (1956-1964), but does not include East or West Germany.
This data was collected using the official Olympic.org site, as well as a spreadsheet from the Guardian that includes data from 1896-2008 (available here), 2012 and 2016 data was compared with that from Encyclopaedia Britannica, and several news outlets were used to update the table when medals were reassigned (i.e. for doping offenses).

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