Athletics at the 1964 Summer Olympics – Men's hammer throw

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Men's hammer throw
at the Games of the XVIII Olympiad
Venue Olympic Stadium
Dates 17–18 October
Competitors 25 from 14 nations
Medalists
Gold medal    Soviet Union
Silver medal    Hungary
Bronze medal    Germany
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Athletics at the
1964 Summer Olympics
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The men's hammer throw was one of four men's throwing events on the Athletics at the 1964 Summer Olympics program in Tokyo. It was held on 17 October and 18 October 1964, with the qualification on the first day and the final the next. 25 athletes from 14 nations entered, with 1 not starting in the qualification round.

Results[edit]

Qualification[edit]

The qualification standard was 63.00 metres. Each thrower had three attempts to reach that standard.

Place Athlete Nation Best mark Throw 1 Throw 2 Throw 3
1 Gyula Zsivótzky Hungary 67.99 metres OR 67.99
2 Harold Vincent Connolly United States 67.40 metres 67.40
3 Romuald Klim Soviet Union 67.10 metres 67.10
4 Zdzislaw Smolinski Poland 66.00 metres 66.00
5 Yury Nikulin Soviet Union 65.64 metres 65.64
6 Tadeusz Rut Poland 65.03 metres 65.03
7 Uwe Beyer Germany 65.01 metres 65.01
8 Edward Burke United States 64.94 metres 62.23 64.94
9 Heinrich Thun Austria 64.73 metres 64.73
10 Sandor Eckschmiedt Hungary 64.64 metres 64.64
11 Albert William Hall United States 64.31 metres 64.31
12 Yury Bakarinov Soviet Union 63.86 metres 63.86
13 Takeo Sugawara Japan 63.84 metres 63.84
14 Olgierd Cieply Poland 63.66 metres X 63.66
15 Josef Matousek Czechoslovakia 63.53 metres 59.61 63.53
16 Hans Fahsl Germany 62.35 metres 58.90 X 62.35
17 Howard Payne Great Britain 61.90 metres 61.90 X 61.74
18 Martin Lotz Germany 61.88 metres 60.97 61.88 58.66
19 Shohei Kasahara Japan 61.87 metres 56.38 61.87 X
20 Noboru Okamoto Japan 61.51 metres 58.99 60.78 61.51
21 Karl Birger Asplund Sweden 61.15 metres 60.60 61.15 60.91
22 Guy Husson France 60.04 metres 60.04 59.86 X
23 John Francis Lawlor Ireland 59.12 metres X 58.22 59.12
24 Rim Dong Sil South Korea 56.43 metres X 53.71 56.43
Nicolae Murafa Romania Did not start

Final[edit]

Zsivótzky threw 69.09 in the first throw, beating his own Olympic record from the qualifier. Klim's fourth throw overtook that record and held for the gold medal distance.

Place Athlete Nation Best mark Throw 1 Throw 2 Throw 3 Throw 4 Throw 5 Throw 6
1 Romuald Klim Soviet Union 69.74 metres OR 67.19 64.64 68.59 69.74 68.81 68.17
2 Gyula Zsivótzky Hungary 69.09 metres 69.09 66.20 68.47 67.41 67.85 67.32
3 Uwe Beyer Germany 68.09 metres 68.09 65.64 62.91 X 65.71 X
4 Yury Nikulin Soviet Union 67.69 metres 67.08 67.01 67.69 X X 65.61
5 Yury Bakarinov Soviet Union 66.72 metres 65.91 66.50 65.39 65.25 66.72 X
6 Harold Vincent Connolly United States 66.65 metres X 62.95 66.65 X 64.73 X
7 Edward Burke United States 65.55 metres 65.66 65.06 62.68
8 Olgierd Cieply Poland 64.83 metres 64.83 X X
9 Josef Matousek Czechoslovakia 64.59 metres 64.49 64.59 63.29
10 Tadeusz Rut Poland 64.52 metres 61.03 61.94 64.52
11 Sandor Eckschmiedt Hungary 63.83 metres 63.83 63.19 X
12 Albert William Hall United States 63.82 metres 59.72 62.35 63.82
13 Takeo Sugawara Japan 63.69 metres X 62.66 63.69
14 Zdzislaw Smolinski Poland 62.90 metres X X 62.90
15 Heinrich Thun Austria 62.76 metres 62.76 62.42 X

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