Athletics at the 1928 Summer Olympics – Men's hammer throw

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Men's hammer throw
at the Games of the IX Olympiad
Date July 30
Competitors 16 from 11 nations
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Pat O'Callaghan
 Ireland
2nd, silver medalist(s) Ossian Skiöld
 Sweden
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Edmund Black
 United States
← 1924
1932 →
Athletics at the
1928 Summer Olympics
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Track events
100 m   men   women
200 m men
400 m men
800 m men women
1500 m men
5000 m men
10,000 m men
110 m hurdles men
400 m hurdles men
3000 m
steeplechase
men
4×100 m relay men women
4×400 m relay men
Road events
Marathon men
Field events
Long jump men
Triple jump men
High jump men women
Pole vault men
Shot put men
Discus throw men women
Javelin throw men
Hammer throw men
Combined events
Decathlon men

The men's hammer throw event was part of the track and field athletics programme at the 1928 Summer Olympics. The competition was held on Monday, July 30, 1928.

Sixteen hammer throwers from eleven nations competed.

Medalists[edit]

Gold Silver Bronze
Pat O'Callaghan
 Ireland
Ossian Skiöld
 Sweden
Edmund Black
 United States

Records[edit]

These were the standing world and Olympic records (in metres) prior to the 1928 Summer Olympics.

World Record 57.77 United States Patrick Ryan New York (USA) August 17, 1913
Olympic Record 54.74 United States Matt McGrath Stockholm (SWE) July 14, 1912

Results[edit]

Qualification[edit]

The best six throwers, both groups counted together, qualified for the final. The throwing order and the throwing series are not available.

Group 1

Place Athlete Distance Overall Rank Qual.
1  Edmund Black (USA) 49.03 2 Q
2  Armando Poggioli (ITA) 46.96 5 Q
3  Frank Connor (USA) 46.75 6 Q
4  Federico Kleger (ARG) 46.61 7
5  Ricardo Bayer (CHI) 46.34 8
6  Henk Kamerbeek (NED) 46.02 10
7  Carl Johan Lind (SWE) 44.46 14
8  Harald Stenerud (NOR) 41.06 16

Group 2

Place Athlete Distance Overall Rank Qual.
1  Ossian Skiöld (SWE) 51.29 1 Q
2  Pat O'Callaghan (IRL) 47.49 3 Q
3  Don Gwinn (USA) 47.15 4 Q
4  Erik Eriksson (FIN) 46.22 9
5  Malcolm Nokes (GBR) 45.37 11
6  Kenneth Caskey (USA) 44.80 12
7  Camillo Zemi (ITA) 44.47 13
8  Yoshio Okita (JPN) 44.41 15

Final[edit]

The final was held on the same day.

Place Athlete Qual. Width Final Width Distance
1  Pat O'Callaghan (IRL) 47.49 51.39 51.39
2  Ossian Skiöld (SWE) 51.29 51.29
3  Edmund Black (USA) 49.03 49.03
4  Armando Poggioli (ITA) 46.96 48.37 48.37
5  Don Gwinn (USA) 47.15 47.15
6  Frank Connor (USA) 46.75 46.75

References[edit]