Athletics at the 1952 Summer Olympics – Men's hammer throw

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Men's hammer throw
at the Games of the XV Olympiad
Venue Helsinki Olympic Stadium
Dates July 24
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) József Csermák
 Hungary
2nd, silver medalist(s) Karl Storch
 Germany
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Imre Németh
 Hungary
← 1948
1956 →

The Men's Hammer Throw event at the 1952 Summer Olympics took place on 24 July at the Helsinki Olympic Stadium.

Medalists[edit]

Gold  József Csermák (HUN)
Silver  Karl Storch (GER)
Bronze  Imre Németh (HUN)

Records[edit]

Standing records prior to the 1952 Summer Olympics
World Record  Imre Németh (HUN) 59.88 m May 19, 1950 Hungary Budapest, Hungary
Olympic Record  Karl Hein (GER) 56.49 m August 3, 1936 Germany Berlin, Germany

The following Olympic and world records were set during this competition.

Date Event Athlete Distance OR WR
24 July Final  József Csermák (HUN) 60.34 m OR WR

Results[edit]

Qualifying round[edit]

Qualification: Qualifying Performance 49.00 advance to the Final.

Rank Group Athlete Nationality Result Notes
1 A József Csermák  Hungary 57.20 OR
2 A Karl Storch  Germany 55.35
3 B Sverre Strandli  Norway 54.96
4 A Ivan Gubijan  Yugoslavia 54.76
5 A Karl Wolf  Germany 53.86
6 B Teseo Taddia  Italy 53.85
7 A Miloš Máca  Czechoslovakia 53.72
8 B Heorhiy Dybenko  Soviet Union 53.70
9 A Jiří Dadák  Czechoslovakia 53.66
10 A Imre Németh  Hungary 53.59
11 B Mykola Redkin  Soviet Union 53.58
12 A Oiva Halmetoja  Finland 52.55
13 B Mikhail Krivonosov  Soviet Union 51.15
14 B Constantin Dumitru  Romania 50.92
15 A Sam Felton  United States 50.89
16 B Poul Cederquist  Denmark 50.77
17 A Duncan Clark  Great Britain 50.69
18 B Peter Allday  Great Britain 50.59
19 B Reino Kuivamäki  Finland 50.58
20 A Marty Engel  United States 50.00
21 B Rudolf Galin  Yugoslavia 49.98
22 B Pierre Legrain  France 49.75
23 B Bob Backus  United States 49.39
24 B Henri Haest  Belgium 49.08
25 A Lauri Tamminen  Finland 49.05
26 B Aivo Lucioli  Italy 48.74
27 A Roger Veeser  Switzerland 48.60
28 A Fazal Hussain  Pakistan 48.36
29 A Ewan Douglas  Great Britain 48.25
30 A André Osterberger  France 47.87
31 A Muhammad Igbal  Pakistan 47.45
32 A Arturo Melcher  Chile 45.55
A Jaime Annexy  Puerto Rico NM

Final[edit]

Rank Athlete Nationality 1 2 3 4 5 6 Result Notes
1st, gold medalist(s) József Csermák  Hungary 58.45 57.28 60.34 49.68 x x 60.34 WR
2nd, silver medalist(s) Karl Storch  Germany x 56.45 58.18 58.86 57.80 58.34 58.86
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Imre Németh  Hungary 54.92 55.05 56.82 54.95 57.74 56.30 57.74
4 Jiří Dadák  Czechoslovakia 54.00 56.81 x 51.72 55.61 54.04 56.81
5 Mykola Redkin  Soviet Union 53.08 56.55 52.30 53.55 x 54.16 56.55
6 Karl Wolf  Germany 56.49 54.98 53.79 53.60 x 56.41 56.49
7 Sverre Strandli  Norway 56.36 53.77 55.07 56.36
8 Heorhiy Dybenko  Soviet Union 55.03 x 53.68 55.03
9 Ivan Gubijan  Yugoslavia 53.53 53.82 54.54 54.54
10 Teseo Taddia  Italy x x 54.27 54.27
11 Sam Felton  United States 53.10 x 53.32 53.32
12 Constantin Dumitru  Romania 52.77 x 50.62 52.77
13 Bob Backus  United States x 52.11 x 52.11
14 Reino Kuivamäki  Finland 51.85 x 51.59 51.85
15 Miloš Máca  Czechoslovakia 51.78 46.89 48.99 51.78
16 Poul Cederquist  Denmark x 46.58 51.60 51.60
17 Rudolf Galin  Yugoslavia 51.37 x 50.21 51.37
18 Duncan Clark  Great Britain 51.07 x 48.95 51.07
19 Oiva Halmetoja  Finland 50.75 50.82 x 50.82
20 Lauri Tamminen  Finland x x 50.05 50.05
21 Peter Allday  Great Britain 44.20 49.70 x 49.70
22 Henri Haest  Belgium x 48.78 48.50 48.78
23 Pierre Legrain  France 44.83 x 46.38 46.38
Marty Engel  United States x x x NM
Mikhail Krivonosov  Soviet Union x x x NM

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