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10 Kilometer Walk at Olympics


The 10 Kilometer walk at Olympics was introduced in the 1948 Summer Olympics held in London. During that time, 10 Kilometer walk was an event only for men. A number of participants from 53 countries of the world participated in the event.

In the 1948 Summer Olympics, the 10 Kilometer walk was won by John Mikaelsson of Sweden followed by another Swedish athlete Ingemar Johansson in the second position. Fritz Schwab of Switzerland finished third.

The 10 Kilometer walk at Olympics was held for the second time in the 1952 Summer Olympics, held in Helsinki. This time there were participants from 58 countries of the world. This time Mikaelsson defended his title as he bagged the gold medal. Schwab, who finished third at the 1948 Summer Games, came second while the bronze medal was won by Bruno Junk, representing the Soviet Union.

The 1952 Summer Olympics was the last to host the 10 Kilometer walk event. It was replaced by the 20 kilometer walk from the following Olympics.

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