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
Gold medal 
Silver medal 
Bronze medal 
1936 1952
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Athletics at the
1948 Summer Olympics
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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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