Athletics at the 1956 Summer Olympics – Men's hammer throw

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Men's hammer throw
at the Games of the XVI Olympiad
Venue Stadio Olimpico
Dates November 24
Medalists
Gold medal    United States
Silver medal    Soviet Union
Bronze medal    Soviet Union
«1952 1960»
Athletics at the
1956 Summer Olympics
Athletics pictogram.svg
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
steeplechase
men
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 Hammer Throw event at the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne, Australia. The qualifying round and the final both were held on Saturday November 24, 1956.

Final classification[edit]

RANK NAME ATHLETE DISTANCE
Med 1.png  Harold Connolly (USA) 63.19 m
Med 2.png  Mikhail Krivonosov (URS) 63.03 m
Med 3.png  Anatoli Samotsvetov (URS) 62.56 m
4.  Al Hall (USA) 61.96 m
5.  Jozsef Csermak (HUN) 60.70 m
6.  Krešimir Račić (YUG) 60.36 m
7.  Dmitry Egorov (URS) 60.22 m
8.  Sverre Strandli (NOR) 59.21 m
9.  Peter Allday (GBR) 58.00 m
10.  Alfons Niklas (POL) 57.70 m
11.  Muhamad Iqbal (PAK) 56.97 m
12.  Donald Anthony (GBR) 56.72 m
13.  Guy Husson (FRA) 55.02 m
14.  Tadeusz Rut (POL) 53.43 m
 Birger Asplund (SWE) DNQ
 Charlie Morris (AUS) DNQ
 Alejandro Díaz (CHI) DNQ
 Martin Crowe (AUS) DNQ
 Fumio Kamamoto (JPN) DNQ
 Song Kyo-Sik (KOR) DNQ
 Neville Gadsen (AUS) DNQ
 Yoshio Kojima (JPN) DNQ

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