2009 World Championships in Athletics – Men's hammer throw

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The Men's Hammer Throw event at the 2009 World Championships in Athletics was held at the Olympic Stadium on August 15 and August 17. With reigning champion Ivan Tsikhan banned from competition for doping offences, the 2008 Olympic gold and silver medallists Primož Kozmus and Krisztián Pars were the favourites in the event. Pars entered the competition with a world-leading throw of 81.43 m and an 18 competition win-streak. Belarusian Yuriy Shayunov and Russian Aleksey Zagornyi, the only other athletes to have thrown over eighty metres twice that season prior to the championships, were identified as possible podium finishers. Nicola Vizzoni, Igor Sokolov, Olli-Pekka Karjalainen, Szymon Ziółkowski, Koji Murofushi, and Libor Charfreitag were all predicted to have an outside chance of a medal.[1]

On the first day of competition, Kozmus was the first to pass the automatic qualifying mark of 77.50 m. Pars had the best effort of the day with 78.68 m, while former world champion Ziółkowski led group A with a throw of 77.89 m. Aspiring medallists Sokolov, Shayunov and Karjalainen all failed to progress to the final of the competition.[2] On the final day of the hammer throw, the favourite Kozmus delivered a best of 80.15 m to take the gold medal, Slovenia's first ever in the World Championships.[3] Ziółkowski's 79.30 m, the best of his season, was enough to take the silver – his first medal at a major championships since 2005. The level of the competition, however, failed to live up to expectations: the world-leader Pars started poorly and, after a number of fouls, he never regained ground and finished in fourth place. Furthermore, the performance of bronze medallist Zagornyi (78.09) was the shortest-ever distance of a medal winner in championship history.[4]

Medalists[edit]

Gold  Primož Kozmus (SLO)
Silver  Szymon Ziółkowski (POL)
Bronze  Aleksey Zagornyi (RUS)

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]

World record  Yuriy Sedykh (URS) 86.74 Stuttgart, West Germany 30 August 1986
Championship record  Ivan Tsikhan (BLR) 83.89 Helsinki, Finland 8 August 2005
World Leading  Krisztián Pars (HUN) 81.43 Veszprém, Hungary 25 April 2009
African record  Chris Harmse (RSA) 80.63 Durban, South Africa 15 April 2004
Asian record  Koji Murofushi (JPN) 84.86 Prague, Czech Republic 29 June 2003
North American record  Lance Deal (USA) 82.52 Milan, Italy 7 September 1996
South American record  Juan Ignacio Cerra (ARG) 76.42 Trieste, Italy 25 July 2001
European record  Yuriy Sedykh (URS) 86.74 Stuttgart, West Germany 30 August 1986
Oceanian record  Stuart Rendell (AUS) 79.29 Varaždin, Croatia 6 July 2002

Qualification standards[edit]

A standard B standard
77.50m 74.30m

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Round
August 15, 2009 12:00 Qualification
August 17, 2009 18:05 Final

Results[edit]

Qualification[edit]

Qualification: Qualifying Performance 77.50 (Q) or at least 12 best performers (q) advance to the final.

Rank Group Athlete Nationality #1 #2 #3 Result Notes
1 B Krisztián Pars  Hungary (HUN) 72.94 78.68 78.68 Q
2 A Szymon Ziółkowski  Poland (POL) 77.89 77.89 Q
3 B Pavel Kryvitski  Belarus (BLR) 70.70 72.14 77.85 77.85 Q
4 A Sergey Lytvynov Jr.  Germany (GER) 77.68 77.68 Q
5 A Primož Kozmus  Slovenia (SLO) 77.55 77.55 Q
6 A Igor Vinichenko  Russia (RUS) 77.54 77.54 Q
7 A Nicola Vizzoni  Italy (ITA) 76.71 x 76.95 76.95 q
8 B Markus Esser  Germany (GER) 76.81 76.67 x 76.81 q
9 A András Haklits  Croatia (CRO) 75.50 76.39 75.73 76.39 q
10 B Libor Charfreitag  Slovakia (SVK) 69.71 75.39 76.29 76.29 q
11 A Dilshod Nazarov  Tajikistan (TJK) 73.84 74.73 75.83 75.83 q
12 B Aleksey Zagornyi  Russia (RUS) 75.38 74.93 73.75 75.38 q
13 A Ali Al-Zinkawi  Kuwait (KUW) x 73.82 75.10 75.10
14 B Lukáš Melich  Czech Republic (CZE) 74.40 72.98 74.47 74.47
15 B Thomas J. Freeman  United States (USA) 71.38 74.19 72.58 74.19
16 A Olli-Pekka Karjalainen  Finland (FIN) x 73.25 74.09 74.09
17 B Igors Sokolovs  Latvia (LAT) 73.96 73.97 73.12 73.97
18 B David Söderberg  Finland (FIN) 73.69 73.14 73.56 73.69
19 B Jérôme Bortoluzzi  France (FRA) x 73.09 70.69 73.09
20 A Mohsen El Anany  Egypt (EGY) 71.42 72.68 72.05 72.68
21 A Michael Mai  United States (USA) 72.58 x 67.47 72.58
22 B Olexiy Sokyrskiyy  Ukraine (UKR) 70.67 x 72.56 72.56
23 B Alexandros Papadimitriou  Greece (GRE) x x 72.02 72.02
24 B Javier Cienfuegos  Spain (ESP) 69.60 71.63 72.01 72.01
25 B Dzmitry Shako  Belarus (BLR) 71.80 70.57 x 71.80
26 A Yury Shayunou  Belarus (BLR) 71.37 x x 71.37
27 B Eşref Apak  Turkey (TUR) x 70.70 x 70.70
28 A A. G. Kruger  United States (USA) 67.40 x 70.19 70.19
29 A Artem Rubanko  Ukraine (UKR) x 69.81 x 69.81
30 B Juan Ignacio Cerra  Argentina (ARG) 66.77 67.98 69.37 69.37
31 B Bergur Ingi Pétursson  Iceland (ISL) 67.32 68.62 x 68.62
32 A Ainārs Vaičulens  Latvia (LAT) 65.70 66.89 x 66.89
33 A Amanmurad Hommadov  Turkmenistan (TKM) 57.39 56.46 x 57.39
A Chris Harmse  South Africa (RSA) x x x NM

Key: NM = no mark (i.e. no valid result), Q = qualification by place in heat, q = qualification by overall place

Final[edit]

Rank Athlete Nationality #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 Result Notes
1st, gold medalist(s) Primož Kozmus  Slovenia (SLO) 75.14 79.74 77.21 79.28 80.15 80.84 80.84 SB
2nd, silver medalist(s) Szymon Ziółkowski  Poland (POL) 77.44 79.30 77.85 77.66 78.09 76.89 79.30 SB
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Aleksey Zagornyi  Russia (RUS) 76.11 x 77.42 x 75.11 78.09 78.09
4 Krisztián Pars  Hungary (HUN) 75.51 x x 77.45 x x 77.45
5 Sergej Litvinov  Germany (GER) 74.50 74.49 75.88 76.58 76.00 74.45 76.58
6 Markus Esser  Germany (GER) 68.07 76.27 74.07 x x x 76.27
7 András Haklits  Croatia (CRO) 72.60 75.12 75.09 x 74.82 76.26 76.26
8 Pavel Kryvitski  Belarus (BLR) 73.72 x 72.73 x x 76.00 76.00
9 Nicola Vizzoni  Italy (ITA) x x 73.70 73.70
10 Libor Charfreitag  Slovakia (SVK) x 72.63 x 72.63
11 Dilshod Nazarov  Tajikistan (TJK) x x 71.69 71.69
Igor Vinichenko  Russia (RUS) x x x NM

Key: NM = no mark (i.e. no valid result), SB = Seasonal best

See also[edit]

References[edit]

General
Specific
  1. ^ Mulkeen, Jon (2009-08-15). Men's Hammer Throw - PREVIEW. IAAF. Retrieved on 2009-08-15. Archived 2009-09-08.
  2. ^ Mulkeen, Jon (2009-08-15). Event Report - Men's Hammer Throw - Qualification Archived 2012-03-11 at the Wayback Machine. IAAF. Retrieved on 2009-08-16.
  3. ^ Butcher, Mike (2009-08-17). For Kozmus, number 17 is lucky indeed Archived 2012-03-25 at the Wayback Machine. IAAF. Retrieved on 2009-08-18.
  4. ^ Mulkeen, Jon (2009-08-17). Event Report - Men's Hammer Throw - Final Archived 2012-03-25 at the Wayback Machine. IAAF. Retrieved on 2009-08-18.