Athletics at the 1972 Summer Olympics – Men's hammer throw

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Men's hammer throw
at the Games of the XX Olympiad
Venue Olympic Stadium
Dates September 4 & 7
Medalists
Gold medal 
Silver medal 
Bronze medal 
«1968 1976»
Athletics at the
1972 Summer Olympics
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The men's hammer throw field event at the 1972 Olympic Games took place on September 4 & 7.[1]

Records[edit]

Prior to this competition, the existing world and Olympic records were as follows:[2]

World record West Germany Walter Schmidt 76.40 m Lahr, Germany September 4, 1971
Olympic record  Gyula Zsivótzky (HUN) 73.63 m Mexico City, Mexico October 17, 1968

Results[edit]

All throwers reaching 66.00 m (216 ft 6 12 in) and the top 12 including ties advanced to the finals. All qualifiers are shown in blue. All distances are listed in metres.

Qualifying[edit]

Rank Name Nationality Group Mark 1st throw 2nd throw 3rd throw
1 Anatoliy Bondarchuk Soviet Union B 72.88 72.88 p p
2 Gyula Zsivótzky Hungary B 71.20 71.20 p p
3 Reinhard Theimer East Germany A 70.66 70.66 p p
4 Vasili Khmelevski Soviet Union A 70.00 70.00 p p
5 Jochen Sachse East Germany B 69.94 69.94 p p
6 Strećko Štiglić Yugoslavia A 69.60 65.52 69.60 p
7 Tom Gage United States B 69.40 65.32 65.14 69.40
8 Mario Vecchiato Italy A 68.12 68.12 p p
9 Jacques Accambray France B 68.00 68.00 p p
10 Karl-Hans Riehm West Germany A 67.64 64.44 67.64 p
11 István Encsi Hungary A 67.38 67.38 p p
12 Shigenobu Murofushi Japan B 67.26 65.94 67.26 p
13 Stavros Moutaftsidis Greece A 67.22 67.22 p p
14 Edwin Klein West Germany A 67.14 67.14 p p
15 Uwe Beyer West Germany B 67.04 67.04 p p
16 Peter Sternad Austria B 66.74 x 66.74 p
17 Iosyp Hamskiy Soviet Union B 66.72 x x 66.72
18 Takeo Sugawara Japan A 66.50 65.94 64.56 66.50
19 Sándor Eckschmiedt Hungary B 66.44 66.44 p p
20 Barry Williams Great Britain A 66.32 x 66.32 p
21 Todor Manolov Bulgaria B 65.62 x x 65.62
22 Al Schoterman United States A 65.18 65.18 63.74 64.06
23 Stanisław Lubiejewski Poland A 64.80 60.34 64.80 x
24 Howard Payne Great Britain B 64.56 63.58 64.56 64.10
25 Yoshihisa Ishida Japan B 63.82 63.00 63.82 x
26 Georgios Georgiadis Greece B 63.58 63.58 x x
27 George Fenn United States A 62.14 57.28 62.14 58.86
28 William Silen Puerto Rico B 62.02 x x 62.02
29 Vladimir Prikhodko France A 61.78 60.80 61.78 59.58
30 José Alberto Vallejo Argentina B 60.08 x 60.08 x
31 Darwin Piñeyrúa Uruguay A 59.84 59.84 x 58.50
- Jorge Nuñez Mexico B DNS

Final[edit]

Rank Name Nationality Mark 1st throw 2nd throw 3rd throw 4th throw 5th throw 6th throw Notes
1 Anatoliy Bondarchuk Soviet Union 75.50 75.50 72.62 71.76 73.78 73.50 72.90 OR
2 Jochen Sachse East Germany 74.96 71.54 x 73.70 71.26 x 74.96
3 Vasili Khmelevski Soviet Union 74.04 68.82 71.62 74.04 68.16 x x
4 Uwe Beyer West Germany 71.52 70.32 71.52 x 68.98 69.90 x
5 Gyula Zsivótzky Hungary 71.38 71.38 70.44 70.48 x 70.66 70.20
6 Sándor Eckschmiedt Hungary 71.20 71.20 x 67.26 69.24 67.90 68.86
7 Edwin Klein West Germany 71.14 71.14 x x 69.70 70.26 x
8 Shigenobu Murofushi Japan 70.88 69.36 70.88 70.32 65.70 69.08 68.54
9 Mario Vecchiato Italy 70.58 x 69.46 70.58
10 Karl-Hans Riehm West Germany 70.12 70.12 68.98 69.44
11 István Encsi Hungary 70.06 66.32 69.82 70.06
12 Tom Gage United States 69.50 66.94 69.50 x
13 Reinhard Theimer East Germany 69.16 x 69.16 x
14 Strećko Štiglić Yugoslavia 68.34 67.60 68.34 67.60
15 Stavros Moutaftsidis Greece 68.30 68.14 68.30 67.04
16 Barry Williams Great Britain 68.18 68.18 66.56 x
17 Peter Sternad Austria 66.64 65.60 65.94 66.64
18 Iosyp Hamskiy Soviet Union 66.26 66.26 x 65.34
19 Jacques Accambray France 65.06 x 65.06 x
20 Takeo Sugawara Japan 64.70 55.82 64.56 64.70

Key: OR = Olympic record; p = pass; x = fault; NM = no mark; DNS = did not start

References[edit]

  1. ^ Official report of the Games of the XXth Olympiad - part 3
  2. ^ The Athletics Site: world record progression - hammer throw men

External links[edit]