1961 IAAF World Race Walking Cup
OrganisersIAAF
Edition1st
Date14–16 July
Host cityLugano, Ticino, Switzerland Switzerland
Events2
Participation24 athletes from
4 nations

The 1961 IAAF World Race Walking Cup was held in Lugano, Ticino, Switzerland, on October 15–16, 1961. The event was also known as Lugano Trophy.

Complete results were published.[1]

Medallists

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men
20 km walk  Ken Matthews (GBR) 1:30:55  Lennart Back (SWE) 1:32:12  George Williams (GBR) 1:34:02
50 km walk  Abdon Pamich (ITA) 4:25:38  Don Thompson (GBR) 4:30:35  Åke Söderlund (SWE) 4:36:48
Men (Team)
Team  United Kingdom 53 pts  Sweden 53 pts  Italy 28 pts

Results

Men's 20 km

Place Athlete Nation Time
1st place, gold medalist(s) Ken Matthews  Great Britain (GBR) 1:30:55
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Lennart Back  Sweden (SWE) 1:32:12
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) George Williams  Great Britain (GBR) 1:34:02
4 John Ljunggren  Sweden (SWE) 1:34:22
5 Erik Söderlund  Sweden (SWE) 1:35:17
6 Tibor Balajcza  Hungary (HUN) 1:36:17
7 Bob Clark  Great Britain (GBR) 1:36:52
8 Giuseppe Dordoni  Italy (ITA) 1:37:17
9 Antal Kiss  Hungary (HUN) 1:37:39
10 István Göri  Hungary (HUN) 1:39:06
11 Gianni Corsaro  Italy (ITA) 1:42:46
Stefano Serchinich  Italy (ITA) DNF

Men's 50 km

Place Athlete Nation Time
1st place, gold medalist(s) Abdon Pamich  Italy (ITA) 4:25:38
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Don Thompson  Great Britain (GBR) 4:30:35
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Åke Söderlund  Sweden (SWE) 4:36:48
4 Ray Middleton  Great Britain (GBR) 4:39:24
5 Ingvar Green  Sweden (SWE) 4:42:27
6 Evert Leonardsson  Sweden (SWE) 4:43:25
7 István Havasi  Hungary (HUN) 4:46:59
8 Luigi De Rosso  Italy (ITA) 4:49:22
9 Charley Fogg  Great Britain (GBR) 4:49:22
10 Antonio De Gaetano  Italy (ITA) 5:05:02
11 Géza Szabó  Hungary (HUN) 5:12:57
12 Béla Dinesz  Hungary (HUN) 5:13:03

Team

From this edition up to 1997, the team ranking was named Lugano Trophy and combined the results of the 20km and 50km races..[2]

Place Country Points
1st place, gold medalist(s)  United Kingdom 53 pts
2nd place, silver medalist(s)  Sweden 53 pts
3rd place, bronze medalist(s)  Italy 28 pts
4  Hungary 23 pts

Participation

Qualifying Rounds

From 1961 to 1985 there were qualifying rounds with the winners proceeding to the final.

  Countries qualifying for the final are highlighted in green

References

  1. ^ IAAF WORLD RACE WALKING CUP - SARANSK 2012 - FACTS & FIGURES (PDF), IAAF, retrieved July 29, 2013
  2. ^ "IAAF WORLD RACE WALKING CUP - TAICANG 2014 - FACTS & FIGURES" (PDF). iaaf.org. Retrieved 5 August 2017.