Athletics at the 1960 Summer Olympics – Men's hammer throw

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Men's hammer throw
at the Games of the XVII Olympiad
Venue Stadio Olimpico
Dates September 2 (qualifications)
September 3 (final)
Competitors 33 from 26 nations
Medalists
Gold medal    Soviet Union
Silver medal    Hungary
Bronze medal    Poland
«1956 1964»
Athletics at the
1960 Summer Olympics
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The Men's hammer throw at the 1960 Summer Olympics took place on September 2 (qualifications) and September 3 (final) at the Stadio Olimpico.

The qualifying standards for the 1960 event were 60 m (196 ft 10 in).

Records[edit]

Prior to this competition, the existing world and Olympic records were as follows:

World record United States Harold Connolly 70.33 m Walnut, United States June 20, 1960
Olympic record  Harold Connolly (USA) 63.19 m Melbourne, Australia November 24, 1956

Results[edit]

Qualifying round[edit]

Qualification: Qualifying Performance 60.00 m (Q) advance to the Final.

Athlete Nationality #1 #2 #3 Result Notes
Eduardo Martins Portugal 53.26 54.31 54.92 54.92
Tadeusz Rut Poland 60.73 60.73 Q
Takeo Sugawara Japan 58.40 59.32 57.66 59.32
Manfred Losch Germany x 58.85 59.38 59.38
Gyula Zsivótzky Hungary 64.80 64.80 Q
Albert Hall United States 57.43 x 60.76 60.76 Q
Antun Bezjak Yugoslavia 60.90 60.90 Q
Heinz Thun Austria 62.73 62.73 Q
József Csermák Hungary x x 62.73 59.72
Harold Connolly United States 63.02 63.02 Q
Sverre Strandli Norway 58.67 61.41 61.41 Q
Michael Ellis Great Britain 63.21 63.21 Q
José Falcón Echegoyen Spain 51.26 57.24 x 57.24
Yuriy Nikulin Soviet Union 60.40 60.40 Q
Karl Birger Asplund Sweden 57.27 x x 57.27
Klaus Peter Germany x 59.83 x 59.83
Krešimir Račić Yugoslavia 57.27 x x 57.27
Siegfried Lorenz Germany x 59.06 x 59.06
Edward Bagdonas United States x 59.48 x 59.48
Muhammad Iqbal Pakistan 57.84 60.86 60.86 Q
John Lawlor Ireland x 62.10 62.10 Q
Andreas Kouveloyannis Greece 53.43 x 55.18 55.18
Noboru Okamoto Japan x x 61.95 61.95 Q
Olgierd Cieply Poland 60.61 60.61 Q
Vasily Rudenkov Soviet Union 67.03 67.03 Q, OR
Anatoli Samotsvetov Soviet Union 64.67 64.67 Q
Guy Husson France 59.31 x 59.83 59.83
Hans Jost Switzerland 55.09 57.07 59.12 59.12
Erman Bastian India x x x x DNC
Q - Qualified with score of 60.00 or higher
x - Fault
OR - Olympic Record
DNC - Did not compete

Finals[edit]

The six highest-ranked competitors after three rounds qualified for the final three throws to decide the medals.

Rank Athlete Nationality 1 2 3 4 5 6 Result Notes
1 Vasily Rudenkov Soviet Union 65.60 64.98 67.10 66.62 64.58 66.23 67.10 OR
2 Gyula Zsivótzky Hungary 60.83 63.83 64.87 65.79 x 65.11 65.79
3 Tadeusz Rut Poland 64.51 65.64 64.95 x 64.85 63.54 65.64
4 John Lawlor Ireland x 62.59 64.09 64.95 x x 64.95
5 Olgierd Cieply Poland 60.03 64.07 62.27 64.57 62.48 62.06 64.57
6 Antun Bezjak Yugoslavia 61.96 64.21 63.54 63.95 62.86 x 64.21
7 Anatoli Samotsvetov Soviet Union x 63.60 x 63.60
8 Harold Connolly United States 63.05 62.57 63.59 63.59
9 Heinz Thun Austria 62.23 x 63.53 63.53
10 Yuriy Nikulin Soviet Union 61.56 63.10 62.23 63.10
11 Sverre Strandli Norway x 62.02 63.05 63.05
12 Muhammad Iqbal Pakistan 60.55 61.79 60.80 61.79
13 Noboru Okamoto Japan x 60.08 x 60.08
14 Albert Hall United States 59.64 x 59.76 59.76
15 Michael Ellis Great Britain x 54.22 x 54.22

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