1997 World Championships in Athletics – Men's hammer throw

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These are the official results of the men's hammer throw event at the 1997 World Championships in Athens, Greece. There were a total number of 43 participating athletes, with the final held on Sunday 3 August 1997.

Medalists[edit]

Gold Germany Heinz Weis
Germany (GER)
Silver Ukraine Andriy Skvaruk
Ukraine (UKR)
Bronze Russia Vasiliy Sidorenko
Russia (RUS)

Schedule[edit]

Qualification Round
Group A Group B
02.08.1997 – 08:00h 02.08.1997 – 10:00h
Final Round
03.08.1997 – 17:30h

Abbreviations[edit]

  • 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

Records[edit]

Standing records prior to the 1997 World Athletics Championships
World Record  Yuriy Sedykh (URS) 86.74 m August 30, 1986 West Germany Stuttgart, West Germany
Event Record  Sergey Litvinov (URS) 83.06 m September 1, 1987 Italy Rome, Italy
Season Best  Heinz Weis (GER) 83.04 m June 29, 1997 Germany Frankfurt, Germany

Qualification[edit]

Group A[edit]

Rank Overall Athlete Attempts Distance
1 2 3
1 3  Vasiliy Sidorenko (RUS) 74.42 77.94 77.94 m
2 4  Andriy Skvaruk (UKR) X 77.94 77.94 m
3 5  Heinz Weis (GER) 75.86 77.12 77.12 m
4 9  Raphaël Piolanti (FRA) 74.42 75.04 76.12 76.12 m
5 11  Oleksandr Krykun (UKR) 74.26 75.32 75.26 75.32 m
6 12  Koji Murofushi (JPN) 75.28 74.50 73.50 75.28 m
7 13  Holger Klose (GER) 75.16 X 74.18 75.16 m
8 15  Andrey Abduvaliyev (UZB) 68.92 74.30 74.96 74.96 m
9 17  Stuart Rendell (AUS) 74.28 X X 74.28 m
10 18  Pavel Sedláček (CZE) 73.94 73.84 73.76 73.94 m
11 19  Alexandros Papadimitriou (GRE) 73.92 X 73.48 73.92 m
12 21  Marko Wahlman (FIN) 73.00 72.22 73.60 73.60 m
13 22  Nicola Vizzoni (ITA) 71.52 73.42 72.62 73.42 m
14 23  Kevin McMahon (USA) X 66.92 72.42 72.42 m
15 25  Jud Logan (USA) X 70.66 71.92 71.92 m
16 26  Zsolt Németh (HUN) 71.80 X X 71.80 m
17 28  Maciej Pałyszko (POL) 71.54 71.32 69.02 71.54 m
18 31  David Chaussinand (FRA) 71.20 70.20 68.54 71.20 m
19 33  Aleksandr Krasko (BLR) 70.84 X X 70.84 m
20 38  Nikolaos Gentekos (GRE) 67.36 66.84 67.36 m
21 40  Brentt Jones (GBR) 49.30 53.04 52.60 53.04 m
22 41  Enrique Reina (HON) 47.92 47.92 m

Group B[edit]

Rank Overall Athlete Attempts Distance
1 2 3
1 1  Balázs Kiss (HUN) 80.46 80.46 m
2 2  Igor Astapkovich (BLR) 75.90 77.96 77.96 m
3 6  Vadim Khersontsev (RUS) 76.44 75.58 75.12 76.44 m
4 7  Ilya Konovalov (RUS) 75.86 76.36 74.18 76.36 m
5 8  Karsten Kobs (GER) 72.96 76.20 X 76.20 m
6 10  Ivan Tikhon (BLR) 75.08 75.74 X 75.74 m
7 14  Vadim Kolesnik (UKR) 74.86 75.16 73.12 75.16 m
8 16  Enrico Sgrulletti (ITA) 74.70 73.50 72.84 74.70 m
9 20  Jan Bielecki (DEN) 71.70 73.36 73.82 73.82 m
10 24  Zoltán Fábián (HUN) 69.68 71.92 72.12 72.12 m
11 27  Christos Polychroniou (GRE) 71.56 X X 71.56 m
12 29  David Popejoy (USA) 71.52 71.52 m
13 30  Loris Paoluzzi (ITA) 71.50 X X 71.50 m
14 32  David Smith (GBR) 70.94 70.94 m
15 34  Vladimír Maška (CZE) X X 70.50 70.50 m
16 35  Vítor Costa (POR) 70.04 68.66 X 70.04 m
17 36  Hakim Toumi (ALG) 66.94 68.32 67.62 68.32 m
18 37  Roman Linscheid (IRL) X X 67.96 67.96 m
19 39  Eduardo Acuña (PER) X 57.78 60.14 60.14 m
 Christophe Épalle (FRA) X X X NM
 Naser Al Husaini (KUW) X X X NM

Final[edit]

Rank Athlete Attempts Distance Note
1 2 3 4 5 6
1st, gold medalist(s)  Heinz Weis (GER) X 77.54 80.24 80.52 81.14 81.78 81.78 m
2nd, silver medalist(s)  Andrey Skvaruk (UKR) 76.88 76.94 X 78.04 X 81.46 81.46 m
3rd, bronze medalist(s)  Vasiliy Sidorenko (RUS) 78.26 79.10 79.80 80.38 80.76 78.32 80.76 m
4  Balázs Kiss (HUN) 77.86 78.32 X 79.32 79.96 79.28 79.96 m
5  Igor Astapkovich (BLR) X X 78.12 79.70 77.94 78.72 79.70 m
6  Ilya Konovalov (RUS) 75.18 76.60 76.46 77.36 78.12 78.68 78.68 m
7  Vadim Khersontsev (RUS) 76.24 77.42 77.00 X X X 77.42 m
8  Oleksandr Krykun (UKR) 75.02 76.44 75.26 76.62 77.14 76.76 77.14 m
9  Karsten Kobs (GER) 76.12 74.94 X 76.12 m
10  Koji Murofushi (JPN) 74.82 74.50 X 74.82 m
11  Raphaël Piolanti (FRA) 74.08 73.26 73.44 74.08 m
 Ivan Tikhon (BLR) X X X NM

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