Athletics at the 1976 Summer Olympics – Men's hammer throw

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Men's hammer throw
at the Games of the XXI Olympiad
Venue Olympic Stadium
Date 26–28 July
Competitors 20 from 13 nations
Winning distance 77.52 OR
Medalists
Gold medal    Soviet Union
Silver medal    Soviet Union
Bronze medal    Soviet Union
«1972 1980»
Athletics at the
1976 Summer Olympics
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Track events
100 m   men   women
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400 m men women
800 m men women
1500 m men women
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110 m hurdles men
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3000 m
steeplechase
men
4×100 m relay men women
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Marathon men
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Long jump men women
Triple jump men
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Pole vault men
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Combined events
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Decathlon men

The Men's hammer throw competition at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal, Canada took place on 26–28 July.

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  Walter Schmidt (FRG) 79.30 m Frankfurt, West Germany 14 August 1975
Olympic record  Anatoliy Bondarchuk (URS) 75.50 m Munich, West Germany 7 September 1972

Results[edit]

Qualifying round[edit]

Qual. rule: qualification standard 69.00m (Q) or at least best 12 qualified (q).

Rank Group Name Nationality #1 #2 #3 Result Notes
1 A Riehm, Karl-HansKarl-Hans Riehm West Germany 74.46 74.46 Q
2 A Sedykh, YuriyYuriy Sedykh Soviet Union 71.46 71.46 Q
3 A Bondarchuk, AnatoliyAnatoliy Bondarchuk Soviet Union 71.08 71.08 Q
4 A Seidel, ManfredManfred Seidel East Germany 70.84 70.84 Q
5 A Schmidt, WalterWalter Schmidt West Germany 70.76 70.76 Q
5 B Black, ChrisChris Black Great Britain 70.76 70.76 Q
7 B Accambray, JacquesJacques Accambray France 70.72 70.72 Q
8 A Spiridonov, AlekseyAleksey Spiridonov Soviet Union 70.64 70.64 Q
8 A Sachse, JochenJochen Sachse East Germany X 70.64 70.64 Q
10 A Farmer, PeterPeter Farmer Australia 67.50 68.94 69.92 69.92 Q
11 B Murofushi, ShigenobuShigenobu Murofushi Japan 66.22 68.84 68.24 68.84 q
12 A Klein, EdwinEdwin Klein West Germany 68.68 68.36 68.72 68.72 q
13 B Urlando, GiampaoloGiampaolo Urlando Italy X 66.18 68.54 68.54
14 A Dickenson, PaulPaul Dickenson Great Britain 67.52 X 68.52 68.52
15 B Hart, LarryLarry Hart United States 67.74 65.74 X 67.74
16 B Cheater, MurrayMurray Cheater New Zealand 66.30 67.38 X 67.38
17 B Podberschek, EdoardoEdoardo Podberschek Italy 66.56 66.28 X 66.56
18 B Sternad, PeterPeter Sternad Austria 65.80 66.08 66.14 66.14
19 B Keating, MurrayMurray Keating Canada 65.00 65.28 65.68 65.68
20 B Ierissiotis, KleanthisKleanthis Ierissiotis Greece 65.50 X X 65.50

Final[edit]

Rank Name Nationality #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 Result Notes
1st Sedykh, YuriyYuriy Sedykh Soviet Union 75.64 77.52 X X 75.58 76.40 77.52 OR
2nd Spiridonov, AlekseyAleksey Spiridonov Soviet Union 75.74 73.94 75.28 75.60 X 76.08 76.08
3rd Bondarchuk, AnatoliyAnatoliy Bondarchuk Soviet Union 75.48 X 74.64 74.16 X 75.46 75.48
4 Riehm, Karl-HansKarl-Hans Riehm West Germany 75.00 73.08 X 75.46 75.42 74.62 75.46
5 Schmidt, WalterWalter Schmidt West Germany 72.58 74.72 74.36 73.52 74.72 72.42 74.72
6 Sachse, JochenJochen Sachse East Germany 71.90 72.84 72.80 73.14 74.30 73.70 74.30
7 Black, ChrisChris Black Great Britain 70.56 72.38 73.18 X 69.54 X 73.18
8 Klein, EdwinEdwin Klein West Germany 68.14 70.52 70.32 70.36 69.76 71.34 71.34
9 Accambray, JacquesJacques Accambray France X 67.52 70.44 N/A 70.44
10 Seidel, ManfredManfred Seidel East Germany 69.66 X 70.02 N/A 70.02
11 Murofushi, ShigenobuShigenobu Murofushi Japan X 68.62 68.88 N/A 68.88
12 Farmer, PeterPeter Farmer Australia 67.98 67.92 68.00 N/A 68.00

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