Athletics at the 1988 Summer Olympics – Men's hammer throw

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The Men's Hammer Throw at the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, South Korea had an entrylist of 30 competitors, with two qualifying groups before the final (12) took place on Monday September 26, 1988. In the final round the eight highest-ranked competitors after three rounds qualified for the final three throws to decide the medals.

Medalists[edit]

Gold  Sergey Litvinov
Soviet Union (URS)
Silver  Yuri Sedykh
Soviet Union (URS)
Bronze  Jüri Tamm
Soviet Union (URS)

Abbreviations[edit]

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 1988 Summer Olympics
World Record  Yuriy Sedykh (URS) 86.74 m August 30, 1986 West Germany Stuttgart, West Germany
Olympic Record  Yuriy Sedykh (URS) 81.80 m July 31, 1980 Soviet Union Moscow, Soviet Union
Season Best  Yuriy Sedykh (URS) 85.14 m September 4, 1988 Soviet Union Moscow, Soviet Union
Broken records during the 1988 Summer Olympics
Olympic Record  Sergey Litvinov (URS) 84.76 m September 26, 1988 South Korea Seoul, South Korea
84.80 m

Qualification[edit]

Group A[edit]

Rank Overall Athlete Attempts Distance
1 2 3
1 2  Jüri Tamm (URS) 79.68 79.68 m
2 3  Yuriy Sedykh (URS) 78.48 78.48 m
3 4  Ralf Haber (GDR) 75.64 78.16 78.16 m
4 5  Günther Rodehau (GDR) X 78.12 78.12 m
5 6  Harri Huhtala (FIN) 75.98 77.34 77.34 m
6 8  Tibor Gécsek (HUN) X 77.12 77.12 m
7 12  Imre Szitás (HUN) 74.98 76.24 73.82 76.24 m
8 16  Juha Tiainen (FIN) 72.44 73.74 X 73.24 m
9 20  Viktor Apostolov (BUL) X X 71.10 71.10 m
10 23  Dave Smith (GBR) X X 69.12 69.12 m
11 26  Hakim Toumi (ALG) 65.78 65.72 X 65.78 m
12 28  Matthew Mileham (GBR) 59.94 62.42 X 62.42 m
13 29  Lee Joo-Hyong (KOR) X X 55.98 55.98 m
 Kjell Bystedt (SWE) X X X NM

Group B[edit]

Rank Overall Athlete Attempts Distance
1 2 3
1 1  Sergey Litvinov (URS) 81.24 81.24 m
2 7  Heinz Weis (FRG) 76.40 76.70 77.24 77.24 m
3 9  Ivan Tanev (BUL) 76.84 X X 76.84 m
4 10  Johann Lindner (AUT) 76.60 74.54 X 76.60 m
5 11  Tore Gustafsson (SWE) 72.90 73.14 76.44 76.44 m
6 13  Christoph Sahner (FRG) 75.84 72.42 72.46 75.84 m
7 14  Plamen Minev (BUL) 74.46 70.22 X 74.46 m
8 15  József Vida (HUN) 70.60 74.30 72.50 74.30 m
9 17  Lance Deal (USA) X 71.72 73.66 73.66 m
10 18  Kenneth Flax (USA) X 72.70 72.24 72.70 m
11 19  Jud Logan (USA) 69.46 72.46 72.64 72.64 m
12 21  Lucio Serrani (ITA) 70.50 X 70.00 70.50 m
13 22  Michael Jones (GBR) 70.38 X 68.94 70.38 m
14 24  Connor McCullagh (IRL) X X 68.66 68.66 m
15 25  Andrés Charadia (ARG) 66.86 66.02 68.26 68.26 m
16 27  Waleed Al-Bekheet (KUW) 62.78 60.14 63.86 63.86 m

Final[edit]

Rank Athlete Attempts Distance
1 2 3 4 5 6
1  Sergey Litvinov (URS) 84.76 OR 83.82 83.86 83.98 84.80 OR 83.80 84.80 m OR
2  Yuriy Sedykh (URS) 80.96 83.62 83.44 83.44 X 83.76 83.76 m
3  Jüri Tamm (URS) 80.94 81.16 X X X X 81.16 m
4  Ralf Haber (GDR) 78.92 78.72 79.18 X 78.88 80.44 80.44 m
5  Heinz Weis (FRG) 78.50 76.80 X 77.70 78.98 79.16 79.16 m
6  Tibor Gécsek (HUN) 78.18 76.52 74.36 77.82 X 78.36 78.36 m
7  Imre Szitás (HUN) 76.00 76.40 76.20 75.66 76.10 77.04 77.04 m
8  Ivan Tanev (BUL) 75.56 75.76 X 75.28 75.54 76.08 76.08 m
9  Harri Huhtala (FIN) 75.26 75.38 75.08 75.38 m
10  Johann Lindner (AUT) 75.36 75.14 75.28 75.36 m
11  Tore Gustafsson (SWE) 74.24 73.32 X 74.24 m
12  Günther Rodehau (GDR) X X 72.36 72.36 m

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