Athletics at the 2012 Summer Olympics – Men's hammer throw

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Men's hammer throw
at the Games of the XXX Olympiad
Venue Olympic Stadium
Date 3–5 August
Competitors 41 from 31 nations
Winning distance 80.59
Medalists
Gold medal    Hungary
Silver medal    Slovenia
Bronze medal    Japan
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The Men's hammer throw competition at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, United Kingdom was held at the Olympic Stadium on 3–5 August.[1] 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.[2]

After a retesting of his 2004 sample, 2012 world leader Ivan Tsikhan's entry was withdrawn.[3]

In the preliminary round, Primož Kozmus only needed one throw to make the automatic qualifier, while Krisztián Pars threw the best qualifying effort 79.37 on his second attempt. Koji Murofushi was the only other automatic qualifier, also in his second attempt. It took 74.69 to make the final.

Pars entered the final with the best 2012 performance among the finalists and took the lead with his first throw. Immediately before him, Kozmus threw far enough to win silver. Olexiy Sokyrskiyy put himself in third place with his second effort. That lasted until the third round when Murofushi's best effort put him in the bronze medal position. But one throw before, Pars let loose the only plus 80 metre throw, solidifying his grasp on the gold medal. After three fouls, in the fifth round Kozmus improved his hold on silver, but was still 1.23 behind the winner.

A great deal of photojournalist attention was devoted to the mini Cooper vehicles being used to retrieve the implements during the competition.[4] The vehicles were used throughout the Olympics, but first appeared in the preliminary round of the hammer.

Schedule[edit]

All times are British Summer Time (UTC+1)

Date Time Round
Friday, 3 August 2012 11:20 Qualifications
Sunday, 5 August 2012 20:20 Finals

Records[edit]

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

World record  Yuriy Sedykh (URS) 86.74 m Stuttgart, West Germany 30 August 1986
Olympic record  Sergey Litvinov (URS) 84.80 m Seoul, South Korea 26 September 1988
2012 World leading  Ivan Tsikhan (BLR) 82.81 m Brest, Belarus 25 May 2012

Results[edit]

Qualifying Round[edit]

  • Entrants as of 27 July 2012.[5]

Qual. rule: qualification standard 78.00m (Q) or at least best 12 qualified (q).

Rank Group Name Nationality #1 #2 #3 Result Notes
1 B Krisztián Pars Hungary 77.11 79.37 79.37 Q
2 A Koji Murofushi Japan 77.18 78.48 78.48 Q, SB
3 A Primož Kozmus Slovenia 78.12 78.12 Q, SB
4 A Olexiy Sokyyrskiyy Ukraine X X 77.65 77.65 q
5 A Kibwe Johnson United States X X 77.17 77.17 q, SB
6 A Kirill Ikonnikov Russia X 76.43 76.85 76.85 q
7 A Szymon Ziółkowski Poland 76.22 X 75.68 76.22 q
8 A Dilshod Nazarov Tajikistan 73.90 X 75.91 75.91 q
9 A Lukáš Melich Czech Republic 75.88 75.29 72.49 75.88 q
10 A Nicola Vizzoni Italy 74.79 73.88 74.12 74.79 q
11 A Alexander Smith Great Britain 72.59 74.71 73.21 74.71 q
12 B Valeriy Sviatokha Belarus 73.11 73.07 74.69 74.69 q
13 B Eivind Henriksen Norway 72.67 X 74.62 74.62
14 B Jérôme Bortoluzzi France X 70.36 74.15 74.15
15 B Marcel Lomnicky Slovakia X 74.00 X 74.00
16 B Javier Cienfuegos Spain X 63.79 73.73 73.73
17 A Eşref Apak Turkey X X 73.47 73.47
18 B Ali Al-Zinkawi Kuwait 70.67 73.40 X 73.40
19 B Roberto Janet Cuba 72.52 73.34 70.19 73.34
20 B Dzmitry Marshin Azerbaijan 72.06 X 72.85 72.85
21 A Igors Sokolovs Latvia X 71.77 72.76 72.76
22 B Kaveh Mousavi Iran 67.25 71.42 72.70 72.70
23 B Aleksey Zagornyi Russia 71.02 72.52 X 72.52
24 A Quentin Bigot France 69.22 68.17 72.42 72.42
25 B A. G. Kruger United States X 72.13 X 72.13
26 B David Söderberg Finland X 71.26 71.76 71.76
27 B Lorenzo Povegliano Italy 71.55 68.77 X 71.55
28 A Pavel Kryvitski Belarus 71.49 X X 71.49
29 A Mostafa Al-Gamel Egypt X 70.23 71.36 71.36
30 A András Haklits Croatia X 70.61 X 70.61
31 A Serghei Marghiev Moldova 67.17 67.32 69.76 69.76
32 B Nicolas Figère France 69.74 X X 69.74
33 B Constantinos Stathelakos Cyprus 69.65 X X 69.65
34 A Oleksandr Dryhol Ukraine X 68.02 69.57 69.57
35 B Mergen Mamedov Turkmenistan 68.39 66.99 67.23 68.39
36 B Juan Ignacio Cerra Argentina 68.20 68.20
37 A Alexandros Papadimitriou Greece X 66.91 67.19 67.19
38 A Suhrob Khodjaev Uzbekistan 65.88 64.74 X 65.88
B Paweł Fajdek Poland X X X NM
B Artem Rubanko Ukraine X X X NM
B James Steacy Canada X X X NM

Final[edit]

[6]

Rank Athlete Nationality 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th Result Notes
1st Krisztián Pars Hungary 79.14 78.33 80.59 79.70 79.28 78.88 80.59
2nd Primož Kozmus Slovenia 78.97 X X X 79.36 78.59 79.36 SB
3rd Koji Murofushi Japan X 78.16 78.71 78.09 77.12 76.47 78.71 SB
4 Olexiy Sokyyrskiyy Ukraine 76.51 78.25 X X X 76.99 78.25
5 Kirill Ikonnikov Russia 77.86 X 77.81 74.60 X 77.46 77.86
6 Lukáš Melich Czech Republic 76.73 75.67 77.17 76.28 18.90 X 77.17
7 Szymon Ziółkowski Poland 75.69 74.95 76.30 76.88 77.10 75.86 77.10
8 Nicola Vizzoni Italy 75.75 75.84 75.41 76.07 75.79 X 76.07
9 Kibwe Johnson United States 73.31 74.95 X N/A N/A N/A 74.95
10 Dilshod Nazarov Tajikistan 70.00 70.88 73.80 N/A N/A N/A 73.80
11 Valeriy Sviatokha Belarus 73.13 72.78 72.42 N/A N/A N/A 73.13
12 Alexander Smith Great Britain 69.74 72.87 71.47 N/A N/A N/A 72.87

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