2008 in hammer throw

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This page lists the World Best Year Performance in the year 2008 in both the men's and the women's hammer throw. The main event during this season were the Olympic Games in Beijing, PR China, where the final of the men's competition was held on August 17, 2008. The women had their final three days later, on August 20, 2008 in the Beijing National Stadium.

Men[edit]

Records[edit]

Standing records prior to the 2008 season in track and field
World Record  Yuriy Sedykh (URS) 86.74 m August 30, 1986 West Germany Stuttgart, West Germany


2008 World Year Ranking[edit]

Rank Mark Athlete Venue Date Note
1 84.51 m  Ivan Tsikhan (BLR) Hrodna, Belarus 2008-07-09
2 82.02 m  Primož Kozmus (SLO) Beijing, PR China 2008-08-17
3 81.96 m  Krisztián Pars (HUN) Lahti, Finland 2008-07-09
4 81.87 m  Koji Murofushi (JPN) Toyota, Japan 2008-07-21
5 81.70 m  Vadim Devyatovskiy (BLR) Stayki, Belarus 2008-07-19
6 81.39 m  Aleksey Zagornyi (RUS) Zhukovskiy, Russia 2008-06-15
7 81.37 m  Valeriy Sviatokha (BLR) Stayki, Belarus 2008-07-27
8 81.31 m  Andrey Vorontsov (BLR) Minsk, Belarus 2008-06-29
9 80.80 m  Sergey Kirmasov (RUS) Bryansk, Russia 2008-05-30
10 80.73 m  Vyacheslav Svyatokho (BLR) Hrodna, Belarus 2008-07-09
11 80.58 m  Yevgeniy Vinogradov (UKR) Kiev, Ukraine 2008-07-02
12 80.45 m  Libor Charfreitag (SVK) Vila Real de Santo António, Portugal 2008-05-25
13 80.36 m  Eşref Apak (TUR) Izmir, Turkey 2008-06-04
14 80.12 m  Aleksandr Vashchyla (BLR) Minsk, Belarus 2008-06-07
15 80.02 m  Pavel Krivitskiy (BLR) Stayki, Belarus 2008-07-19
16 79.97 m  Marco Lingua (ITA) Bydgoszcz, Poland 2008-07-01 PB
79.97 m  Markus Esser (GER) Leverkusen, Germany 2008-02-03
18 79.95 m  Igor Vinichenko (RUS) Podolsk, Russia 2008-06-20
79.75 m  Artem Rubanko (UKR) Kiev, Ukraine 2008-07-02
20 79.59 m  Olli-Pekka Karjalainen (FIN) Beijing, PR China 2008-08-17
21 79.55 m  Szymon Ziółkowski (POL) Beijing, PR China 2008-08-15
22 79.46 m  Ihor Tuhay (UKR) Kiev, Ukraine 2008-07-02 PB
23 79.20 m  Kirill Ikonnikov (RUS) Zhukovskiy, Russia 2008-06-15 PB
24 79.13 m  James Steacy (CAN) Lethbridge, Canada 2008-05-16 PB
25 79.05 m  Dilshod Nazarov (TJK) Almaty, Kazakhstan 2008-06-08 PB


Women[edit]

Records[edit]

Standing records prior to the 2008 season in track and field
World Record  Tatyana Lysenko (RUS) 77.80 m August 15, 2006 Estonia Tallinn, Estonia


2008 World Year Ranking[edit]

Rank Mark Athlete Venue Date Note
1 77.32 m  Aksana Miankova (BLR) Minsk, Belarus 2008-06-29 PB
2 76.82 m  Martina Hrašnová (SVK) Reims, France 2008-07-08
3 76.62 m  Yipsi Moreno (CUB) Zagreb, Croatia 2008-09-09
4 76.33 m  Darya Pchelnik (BLR) Minsk, Belarus 2008-06-29
5 74.89 m  Ivana Brkljačić (CRO) Villeneuve d'Ascq, France 2008-06-27
6 74.81 m  Yelena Konevtseva (RUS) Kazan, Russia 2008-07-19
7 74.75 m  Olga Tsander (BLR) Stayki, Belarus 2008-07-19
8 74.65 m  Mariya Smolyachkova (BLR) Stayki, Belarus 2008-07-19 PB
9 74.52 m  Iryna Sekachova (UKR) Kiev, Ukraine 2008-07-02 PB
10 74.40 m  Manuela Montebrun (FRA) Castres, France 2008-07-15
11 74.32 m  Zhang Wenxiu (CHN) Beijing, PR China 2008-08-20
12 74.11 m  Betty Heidler (GER) Wiesbaden, Germany 2008-06-01
13 73.83 m  Yelena Matoshko (BLR) Stayki, Belarus 2008-07-19
14 73.79 m  Anna Bulgakova (RUS) Krasnodar, Russia 2008-06-05 PB
15 73.50 m  Kamila Skolimowska (POL) Warsaw, Poland 2008-06-15
16 73.40 m  Stéphanie Falzon (FRA) Albi, France 2008-07-26
17 72.80 m  Anita Włodarczyk (POL) Biberach, Germany 2008-06-28
18 72.75 m  Eileen O'Keefe (IRL) Dublin, Ireland 2008-07-19
19 72.46 m  Clarissa Claretti (ITA) Cagliari, Italy 2008-07-19 PB
20 72.10 m  Stiliani Papadopoulou (GRE) Sithonia, Greece 2008-07-20
21 71.92 m  Yelena Priyma (RUS) Tula, Russia 2008-07-05
22 71.82 m  Iryna Novozhylova (UKR) Kiev, Ukraine 2008-07-02
23 71.56 m  Inna Sayenko (UKR) Mykolaiv, Ukraine 2008-06-17 PB
24 71.36 m  Amélie Perrin (FRA) Strasbourg, France 2008-07-02
25 70.94 m  Sultana Frizell (CAN) Windsor, Canada 2008-07-05 PB


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