Athletics at the 1968 Summer Olympics – Men's hammer throw

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Men's hammer throw
at the Games of the XIX Olympiad
Venue Estadio Olímpico Universitario
Date October 16–17
Competitors 22 from 12 nations
Winning distance 73.36 OR
Medalists
Gold medal    Hungary
Silver medal    Soviet Union
Bronze medal    Hungary
«1964 1972»
Athletics at the
1968 Summer Olympics
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Track events
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The Men's hammer throw competition at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City, Mexico took place on October 16–17.

Competition format[edit]

The competition consisted of two rounds, qualification and final. Each athlete receives three throws in the qualifying round. All who achieve the qualifying distance progress to the final. If less than twelve athletes achieve this mark, then the twelve furthest throwing athletes reach the final. Each finalist is allowed three throws in last round, with the top eight athletes after that point being given three further attempts.

Records[edit]

Prior to the competition, the existing World and Olympic records were as follows.

World record  Gyula Zsivótzky (HUN) 73.76 m Budapest, Hungary September 14, 1968
Olympic record  Romuald Klim (URS) 69.74 m Tokyo, Japan October 18, 1964

Results[edit]

Qualifying round[edit]

Qual. rule: qualification standard 66.00m (Q) or at least best 12 qualified (q).

Rank Group Name Nationality #1 #2 #3 Result Notes
1 A Zsivótzky, GyulaGyula Zsivótzky Hungary 72.60 72.60 Q OR
2 A Lovász, LázárLázár Lovász Hungary 68.96 68.96 Q
3 B Eckschmiedt, SándorSándor Eckschmiedt Hungary 68.60 68.60 Q
4 A Baumann, HelmuthHelmuth Baumann East Germany 68.24 68.24 Q
5 A Theimer, ReinhardReinhard Theimer East Germany 65.78 68.12 68.12 Q
6 B Payne, AndrewAndrew Payne Great Britain 65.52 64.80 68.06 68.06 Q
7 A Fahsl, HansHans Fahsl West Germany 65.80 67.90 67.90 Q
8 A Sugawara, TakeoTakeo Sugawara Japan 67.76 67.76 Q
9 A Kondrashov, GennadiyGennadiy Kondrashov Soviet Union 67.56 67.56 Q
10 A Burke, EdwardEdward Burke United States 67.36 67.36 Q
11 B Ishida, YoshihisaYoshihisa Ishida Japan 67.16 67.16 Q
12 A Klim, RomualdRomuald Klim Soviet Union 66.82 66.82 Q
13 A Shchuplyakov, AnatolyAnatoly Shchuplyakov Soviet Union 64.78 66.56 66.56 Q
14 B Hall, AlAl Hall United States X 65.70 58.28 65.70
15 B Caspers, LutzLutz Caspers West Germany X 65.54 64.70 65.54
16 A Beyer, UweUwe Beyer West Germany 65.02 64.88 65.44 65.44
17 B Connolly, HalHal Connolly United States X X 65.00 65.00
18 B Martínez, José LuisJosé Luis Martínez Spain 60.60 63.40 62.84 63.40
19 B Ammann, ErnstErnst Ammann Switzerland X 61.48 62.40 62.40
20 B Kumar, PraveenPraveen Kumar India X 59.80 60.84 60.84
21 B Morales, GustavoGustavo Morales Nicaragua X 43.88 45.76 45.76
22 B Hasbún, CarlosCarlos Hasbún El Salvador X 37.02 37.46 37.46

Final[edit]

Rank Name Nationality #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 Result Notes
1 Zsivótzky, GyulaGyula Zsivótzky Hungary 72.26 72.46 72.54 X 73.36 72.22 73.36 OR
2 Klim, RomualdRomuald Klim Soviet Union 72.24 68.96 72.82 73.28 71.16 71.64 73.28
3 Lovász, LázárLázár Lovász Hungary 64.76 X 69.78 X 69.38 X 69.78 2nd best
69.38
4 Sugawara, TakeoTakeo Sugawara Japan 67.24 68.12 X 69.06 69.78 61.40 69.78 2nd best
69.06
5 Eckschmiedt, SándorSándor Eckschmiedt Hungary 67.84 68.50 69.46 X 67.64 68.08 69.46
6 Kondrashov, GennadiyGennadiy Kondrashov Soviet Union 69.08 67.00 68.64 67.10 67.98 67.70 69.08
7 Theimer, ReinhardReinhard Theimer East Germany 68.82 X 66.16 68.84 67.86 63.54 68.84
8 Baumann, HelmuthHelmuth Baumann East Germany 65.94 66.98 68.26 X 63.76 X 68.26
9 Shchuplyakov, AnatolyAnatoly Shchuplyakov Soviet Union 67.58 67.74 66.90 N/A 67.74
10 Payne, AndrewAndrew Payne Great Britain 65.98 67.62 66.58 N/A 67.62
11 Fahsl, HansHans Fahsl West Germany X 64.00 66.36 N/A 66.36
12 Burke, EdwardEdward Burke United States X 65.72 65.46 N/A 65.72
13 Ishida, YoshihisaYoshihisa Ishida Japan 65.04 63.72 X N/A 65.04

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