Athletics at the 1960 Summer Olympics – Men's hammer throw

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Men's hammer throw
at the Games of the XVII Olympiad
Venue Stadio Olimpico
Dates September 2 (qualifications)
September 3 (final)
Competitors 28 from 18 nations
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Vasily Rudenkov  Soviet Union
2nd, silver medalist(s) Gyula Zsivótzky  Hungary
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Tadeusz Rut  Poland
← 1956
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Athletics at the
1960 Summer Olympics
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Track events
100 m   men   women
200 m men women
400 m men
800 m men women
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
20 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 at the 1960 Summer Olympics took place on September 2 (qualifications) and September 3 (final) at the Stadio Olimpico.

The qualifying standards for the 1960 event were 60 m (196 ft 10 in).

Records[edit]

Prior to this competition, the existing world and Olympic records were as follows:

World record United States Harold Connolly 70.33 m Walnut, United States June 20, 1960
Olympic record  Harold Connolly (USA) 63.19 m Melbourne, Australia November 24, 1956

Results[edit]

Qualifying round[edit]

Qualification: Qualifying Performance 60.00 m (Q) advance to the Final.

Athlete Nationality #1 #2 #3 Result Notes
Eduardo Martins  Portugal 53.26 54.31 54.92 54.92
Tadeusz Rut  Poland 60.73 60.73 Q
Takeo Sugawara  Japan 58.40 59.32 57.66 59.32
Manfred Losch  United Team of Germany x 58.85 59.38 59.38
Gyula Zsivótzky  Hungary 64.80 64.80 Q
Albert Hall  United States 57.43 x 60.76 60.76 Q
Antun Bezjak  Yugoslavia 60.90 60.90 Q
Heinz Thun  Austria 62.73 62.73 Q
József Csermák  Hungary x x 62.73 59.72
Harold Connolly  United States 63.02 63.02 Q
Sverre Strandli  Norway 58.67 61.41 61.41 Q
Michael Ellis  Great Britain 63.21 63.21 Q
José Falcón Echegoyen  Spain 51.26 57.24 x 57.24
Yuriy Nikulin  Soviet Union 60.40 60.40 Q
Karl Birger Asplund  Sweden 57.27 x x 57.27
Klaus Peter  United Team of Germany x 59.83 x 59.83
Krešimir Račić  Yugoslavia 57.27 x x 57.27
Siegfried Lorenz  United Team of Germany x 59.06 x 59.06
Edward Bagdonas  United States x 59.48 x 59.48
Muhammad Iqbal  Pakistan 57.84 60.86 60.86 Q
John Lawlor  Ireland x 62.10 62.10 Q
Andreas Kouveloyannis  Greece 53.43 x 55.18 55.18
Noboru Okamoto  Japan x x 61.95 61.95 Q
Olgierd Cieply  Poland 60.61 60.61 Q
Vasily Rudenkov  Soviet Union 67.03 67.03 Q, OR
Anatoli Samotsvetov  Soviet Union 64.67 64.67 Q
Guy Husson  France 59.31 x 59.83 59.83
Hans Jost  Switzerland 55.09 57.07 59.12 59.12
Erman Bastian  India x x x x DNC
Q - Qualified with score of 60.00 or higher
x - Fault
OR - Olympic Record
DNC - Did not compete

Finals[edit]

The six highest-ranked competitors after three rounds qualified for the final three throws to decide the medals.

Rank Athlete Nationality 1 2 3 4 5 6 Result Notes
1st, gold medalist(s) Vasily Rudenkov  Soviet Union 65.60 64.98 67.10 66.62 64.58 66.23 67.10 OR
2nd, silver medalist(s) Gyula Zsivótzky  Hungary 60.83 63.83 64.87 65.79 x 65.11 65.79
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Tadeusz Rut  Poland 64.51 65.64 64.95 x 64.85 63.54 65.64
4 John Lawlor  Ireland x 62.59 64.09 64.95 x x 64.95
5 Olgierd Cieply  Poland 60.03 64.07 62.27 64.57 62.48 62.06 64.57
6 Antun Bezjak  Yugoslavia 61.96 64.21 63.54 63.95 62.86 x 64.21
7 Anatoli Samotsvetov  Soviet Union x 63.60 x 63.60
8 Harold Connolly  United States 63.05 62.57 63.59 63.59
9 Heinz Thun  Austria 62.23 x 63.53 63.53
10 Yuriy Nikulin  Soviet Union 61.56 63.10 62.23 63.10
11 Sverre Strandli  Norway x 62.02 63.05 63.05
12 Muhammad Iqbal  Pakistan 60.55 61.79 60.80 61.79
13 Noboru Okamoto  Japan x 60.08 x 60.08
14 Albert Hall  United States 59.64 x 59.76 59.76
15 Michael Ellis  Great Britain x 54.22 x 54.22

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