Athletics at the 1984 Summer Olympics – Men's hammer throw

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1984 Summer Olympics
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These are the official results of the men's hammer throw event at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, California. There were a total number of 23 participating athletes. The eight highest-ranked competitors after three rounds qualified for the final three throws to decide the medals. The qualification mark was set at 72.00 metres.

Medalists[edit]

Gold  Juha Tiainen
Finland (FIN)
Silver  Karl-Hans Riehm
West Germany (FRG)
Bronze  Klaus Ploghaus
West Germany (FRG)

Schedule[edit]

Qualification Round
Group A Group B
05.08.1984 – 09:30h 05.08.1984 – 10:30h
Final Round
06.08.1984 – 18:15h

Abbreviations[edit]

  • All results shown are in metres
Q automatic qualification
q qualification by rank
DNS did not start
NM no mark
OR olympic record
WR world record
AR area record
NR national record
PB personal best
SB season best

Records[edit]

Standing records prior to the 1984 Summer Olympics
World Record  Yuriy Sedykh (URS) 86.34 m July 3, 1984 Republic of Ireland Cork, Ireland
Olympic Record  Yuriy Sedykh (URS) 81.80 m July 31, 1980 Soviet Union Moscow, Soviet Union
Season Best  Yuriy Sedykh (URS) 86.34 m July 3, 1984 Republic of Ireland Cork, Ireland

Qualification[edit]

Group A[edit]

Rank Overall Athlete Attempts Distance Note
1 2 3
1 2  Klaus Ploghaus (FRG) 74.68 74.68 m
2 4  Christoph Sahner (FRG) 73.88 73.88 m
3 8  Juha Tiainen (FIN) 70.86 72.68 72.68 m
4  Giampaolo Urlando (ITA) 72.42 72.42 m
5 9  Matthew Mileham (GBR) 71.80 X X 71.80 m
6 10  Bill Green (USA) 71.38 70.96 70.80 71.38 m
7 12  Johann Lindner (AUT) 70.44 71.28 X 71.28 m
8 13  Jud Logan (USA) 71.14 X 71.18 71.18 m
9 16  Declan Hegarty (IRL) X 70.56 X 70.56 m
10 19  Raúl Jimeno (ESP) 66.38 65.92 65.86 66.38 m
11 21  Conor McCullough (IRL) 62.12 65.56 65.12 65.56 m

Group B[edit]

Rank Overall Athlete Attempts Distance Note
1 2 3
1 1  Karl-Hans Riehm (FRG) 75.50 75.50 m
2 3  Orlando Bianchini (ITA) 74.02 74.02 m
3 5  Harri Huhtala (FIN) 73.78 73.78 m
4 6  Walter Ciofani (FRA) 68.80 73.10 73.10 m
5 7  Robert Weir (GBR) 71.34 71.30 73.04 73.04 m
6 8  Martin Girvan (GBR) 72.66 72.66 m
7 14  Shigenobu Murofushi (JPN) 70.92 70.24 70.74 70.92 m
8 15  Lucio Serrani (ITA) 69.72 70.64 69.64 70.64 m
9 17  Hakim Toumi (ALG) 67.68 X 65.84 67.68 m
10 18  Ed Burke (USA) X 67.52 X 67.52 m
11 20  Tore Johnsen (NOR) 65.16 63.24 65.72 65.72 m
 Dominique Bechard (MRI) X X X NM

Final[edit]

Rank Athlete Attempts Distance Note
1 2 3 4 5 6
1st  Juha Tiainen (FIN) 70.56 72.64 78.08 74.54 75.26 75.82 78.08 m
2nd  Karl-Hans Riehm (FRG) 73.68 74.70 77.98 X 76.46 X 77.98 m
3rd  Klaus Ploghaus (FRG) 75.48 75.96 72.16 75.18 X 76.68 76.68 m
4  Orlando Bianchini (ITA) 72.18 72.12 74.40 73.42 75.94 73.78 75.94 m
5  Bill Green (USA) X 72.68 74.76 67.70 75.60 72.12 75.60 m
6  Harri Huhtala (FIN) 74.34 74.44 73.86 74.72 73.10 75.28 75.28 m
7  Walter Ciofani (FRA) X 71.86 73.46 X 71.20 68.86 73.46 m
8  Robert Weir (GBR) 71.16 X 72.62 72.62 m
9  Martin Girvan (GBR) X 72.32 68.00 72.32 m
 Christoph Sahner (FRG) X X X NM
 Matthew Mileham (GBR) X X X NM
 Giampaolo Urlando (ITA) 70.26 74.82 X 73.14 75.96 75.64 DSQ

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