1986 European Athletics Championships – Men's hammer throw

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Events at the 1986 European
Athletics Championships

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Track events
100 m   men   women
200 m men women
400 m men women
800 m men women
1500 m men women
3000 m women
5000 m men
10,000 m men women
100 m hurdles women
110 m hurdles men
400 m hurdles men women
3000 m
4×100 m relay men women
4×400 m relay men women
Road events
Marathon men women
10 km walk women
20 km walk men
50 km walk men
Field events
Long jump men women
Triple jump men
High jump men women
Pole vault men
Shot put men women
Discus throw men women
Javelin throw men women
Hammer throw men
Combined events
Heptathlon women
Decathlon men

The final of the Men's hammer throw event at the 1986 European Championships in Stuttgart, West Germany was held on August 30, 1986. The qualification round was staged a day earlier, on August 29, 1986.[1]


Gold Soviet Union Yuriy Sedykh
Soviet Union (URS)
Silver Soviet Union Sergey Litvinov
Soviet Union (URS)
Bronze Soviet Union Igor Nikulin
Soviet Union (URS)


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


Standing records prior to the 1986 European Athletics Championships
World Record  Yuriy Sedykh (URS) 86.66 m June 22, 1986 Soviet Union Tallinn, Soviet Union
Championship Record  Yuriy Sedykh (URS) 81.66 m September 10, 1982 Greece Athens, Greece
Broken records during the 1986 European Athletics Championships
Championship Record  Yuriy Sedykh (URS) 82.90 m August 29, 1986 West Germany Stuttgart, West Germany
Championship Record  Yuriy Sedykh (URS) 83.94 m August 30, 1986 West Germany Stuttgart, West Germany
Championship Record  Sergey Litvinov (URS) 85.74 m August 30, 1986 West Germany Stuttgart, West Germany
World Record
Event Record
 Yuriy Sedykh (URS) 86.74 m August 30, 1986 West Germany Stuttgart, West Germany


  • Qualification Distance = 76.00 metres (or top 12 to final)

Overall Ranking[edit]

Rank Group Athlete Attempts Distance Note
1 2 3
1 B  Yuriy Sedykh (URS) 82.90 m CR
2 A  Igor Nikulin (URS) 77.54 m
3 B  Johann Lindner (AUT) 77.48 m
4 A  Christoph Sahner (FRG) 77.32 m
5 B  Klaus Ploghaus (FRG) 77.30 m
6 B  Günther Rodehau (GDR) 77.12 m
7 A  Harri Huhtala (FIN) 77.04 m
8 A  Ralf Haber (GDR) 76.84 m
9 A  Sergey Litvinov (URS) 76.34 m
10 B  Jörg Schäfer (FRG) 76.24 m
11 A  Tore Gustafsson (SWE) 75.78 m
12 A  Matthias Moder (GDR) 75.46 m
13 A  Michael Beierl (AUT) 75.38 m
14 A  Ivan Tanev (BUL) 75.02 m
15 B  Emanuil Dyulgerov (BUL) 73.80 m
16 B  Dave Smith (GBR) 73.58 m
17 B  Henryk Królak (POL) 71.76 m
18 B  Juha Tiainen (FIN) 71.16 m
19 B  Walter Ciofani (FRA) 70.84 m
20 A  Kjell Bystedt (SWE) 68.32 m
21 B  Raúl Jimeno (ESP) 65.62 m


Rank Athlete Attempts Distance Note
1 2 3 4 5 6
1st, gold medalist(s)  Yuri Sedykh (URS) 86.74 m WR
2nd, silver medalist(s)  Sergey Litvinov (URS) 85.74 m
3rd, bronze medalist(s)  Igor Nikulin (URS) 82.00 m
4  Günther Rodehau (GDR) 79.84 m
5  Jörg Schäfer (FRG) 79.68 m
6  Ralf Haber (GDR) 78.74 m
7  Matthias Moder (GDR) 78.70 m
8  Christoph Sahner (FRG) 77.12 m
9  Klaus Ploghaus (FRG) 75.36 m
10  Harri Huhtala (FIN) 74.94 m
11  Johann Lindner (AUT) 74.32 m
12  Tore Gustafsson (SWE) 69.94 m


According to an unofficial count, 21 athletes from 11 countries participated in the event.

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