Athletics at the 1948 Summer Olympics – Men's hammer throw

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Men's hammer throw
at the Games of the XIV Olympiad
Dates July 31 (qualifying and final)
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Imre Nemeth
 Hungary
2nd, silver medalist(s) Ivan Gubijan
 Yugoslavia
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Robert Bennett
 United States
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Athletics at the
1948 Summer Olympics
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Track events
100 m   men   women
200 m men women
400 m men
800 m men
1500 m men
5000 m men
10,000 m men
80 m hurdles women
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
10 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
Decathlon men

The men's hammer throw event was part of the track and field athletics programme at the 1948 Summer Olympics. The competition was held on July 31. The final was won by Hungarian Imre Nemeth.

Records[edit]

Prior to the competition, the existing World and Olympic records were as follows.

World record  Erwin Blask (GER) 59.02 m Stockholm, Sweden 27 August 1938
Olympic record  Karl Hein (GER) 56.49 m Berlin, Germany 3 August 1936

Schedule[edit]

All times are British Summer Time (UTC+1)

Date Time Round
Saturday, 31 July 1948 10:00 Qualifications
Saturday, 31 July 1948 15:30 Finals

Results[edit]

Qualifying Round[edit]

Qual. rule: qualification standard 49.00m (Q) or at least best 12 qualified (q).

Rank Name Nationality Result Notes
1 Imre Németh  Hungary 54.02 Q
2 Einar Söderqvist  Sweden 52.39 Q
3 Bo Ericson  Sweden 52.28 Q
4 Svend Aage Frederiksen  Denmark 51.35 Q
5 Robert Bennett  United States 51.13 Q
6 Teseo Taddia  Italy 51.06 Q
7 Hans Houtzager  Netherlands 50.91 Q
8 Ivan Gubijan  Yugoslavia 50.44 Q
9 Henry Dreyer  United States 50.37 Q
10 Lauri Tamminen  Finland 49.82 Q
11 Duncan Clark  Great Britain 49.76 Q
12 Ging Gang-hwan  South Korea 49.49 Q
13 Sam Felton  United States 49.20 Q
14 Reino Kuivamäki  Finland 48.99
15 Poul Cederquist  Denmark 48.16
16 Ewan Douglas  Great Britain 47.77
17 Norman Drake  Great Britain 47.75
18 Pierre Legrain  France 47.60
19 Dan Coyle  Ireland 47.11
20 Juan Fusé  Argentina 46.95
21 Edmundo Zúñiga  Chile 46.95
22 Jaroslav Knotek  Czechoslovakia 42.46
23 Nat Singh Somnath  India 41.36
24 Francisco González  Mexico 39.50

Final[edit]

Rank Athlete Nationality 1 2 3 4 5 6 Result Notes
1st, gold medalist(s) Imre Németh  Hungary 53.59 55.44 54.94 50.05 x 56.07 56.07
2nd, silver medalist(s) Ivan Gubijan  Yugoslavia x x 54.27 51.76 54.22 x 54.27
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Robert Bennett  United States 52.53 51.11 52.08 53.73 51.21 49.81 53.73
4 Sam Felton  United States 53.66
5 Lauri Tamminen  Finland 53.08
6 Bo Ericson  Sweden 52.98
7 Teseo Taddia  Italy 51.74
8 Einar Söderqvist  Sweden 51.48
9 Henry Dreyer  United States 51.37
10 Svend Aage Frederiksen  Denmark 50.07
11 Duncan Clark  Great Britain 48.35
12 Hans Houtzager  Netherlands 45.69
13 Gin Gang-hwan  South Korea 43.93

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