Athletics at the 1972 Summer Olympics – Men's hammer throw

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Men's hammer throw
at the Games of the XX Olympiad
Venue Olympic Stadium
Dates September 4 & 7
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Anatoliy Bondarchuk
 Soviet Union
2nd, silver medalist(s) Jochen Sachse
 East Germany
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Vasiliy Khmelevskiy
 Soviet Union
1968
1976
Athletics at the
1972 Summer Olympics
Athletics pictogram.svg
Track events
100 m   men   women
200 m men women
400 m men women
800 m men women
1500 m men women
5000 m men
10,000 m men
100 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 women
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
Pentathlon women
Decathlon men

The men's hammer throw field event at the 1972 Olympic Games took place on September 4 & 7.[1]

Records[edit]

Prior to this competition, the existing world and Olympic records were as follows:[2]

World record West Germany Walter Schmidt 76.40 m Lahr, Germany September 4, 1971
Olympic record  Gyula Zsivótzky (HUN) 73.63 m Mexico City, Mexico October 17, 1968

Results[edit]

All throwers reaching 66.00 m (216 ft 6 12 in) and the top 12 including ties advanced to the finals. All qualifiers are shown in blue. All distances are listed in metres.

Qualifying[edit]

Rank Name Nationality Group Mark 1st throw 2nd throw 3rd throw
1 Anatoliy Bondarchuk  Soviet Union B 72.88 72.88 p p
2 Gyula Zsivótzky  Hungary B 71.20 71.20 p p
3 Reinhard Theimer  East Germany A 70.66 70.66 p p
4 Vasiliy Khmelevskiy  Soviet Union A 70.00 70.00 p p
5 Jochen Sachse  East Germany B 69.94 69.94 p p
6 Strećko Štiglić  Yugoslavia A 69.60 65.52 69.60 p
7 Tom Gage  United States B 69.40 65.32 65.14 69.40
8 Mario Vecchiato  Italy A 68.12 68.12 p p
9 Jacques Accambray  France B 68.00 68.00 p p
10 Karl-Hans Riehm  West Germany A 67.64 64.44 67.64 p
11 István Encsi  Hungary A 67.38 67.38 p p
12 Shigenobu Murofushi  Japan B 67.26 65.94 67.26 p
13 Stavros Moutaftsidis  Greece A 67.22 67.22 p p
14 Edwin Klein  West Germany A 67.14 67.14 p p
15 Uwe Beyer  West Germany B 67.04 67.04 p p
16 Peter Sternad  Austria B 66.74 x 66.74 p
17 Iosyp Hamskiy  Soviet Union B 66.72 x x 66.72
18 Takeo Sugawara  Japan A 66.50 65.94 64.56 66.50
19 Sándor Eckschmiedt  Hungary B 66.44 66.44 p p
20 Barry Williams  Great Britain A 66.32 x 66.32 p
21 Todor Manolov  Bulgaria B 65.62 x x 65.62
22 Al Schoterman  United States A 65.18 65.18 63.74 64.06
23 Stanisław Lubiejewski  Poland A 64.80 60.34 64.80 x
24 Howard Payne  Great Britain B 64.56 63.58 64.56 64.10
25 Yoshihisa Ishida  Japan B 63.82 63.00 63.82 x
26 Georgios Georgiadis  Greece B 63.58 63.58 x x
27 George Fenn  United States A 62.14 57.28 62.14 58.86
28 William Silen  Puerto Rico B 62.02 x x 62.02
29 Vladimir Prikhodko  France A 61.78 60.80 61.78 59.58
30 José Alberto Vallejo  Argentina B 60.08 x 60.08 x
31 Darwin Piñeyrúa  Uruguay A 59.84 59.84 x 58.50
- Jorge Nuñez  Mexico B DNS

Final[edit]

Rank Name Nationality Mark 1st throw 2nd throw 3rd throw 4th throw 5th throw 6th throw Notes
1st, gold medalist(s) Anatoliy Bondarchuk  Soviet Union 75.50 75.50 72.62 71.76 73.78 73.50 72.90 OR
2nd, silver medalist(s) Jochen Sachse  East Germany 74.96 71.54 x 73.70 71.26 x 74.96
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Vasiliy Khmelevskiy  Soviet Union 74.04 68.82 71.62 74.04 68.16 x x
4 Uwe Beyer  West Germany 71.52 70.32 71.52 x 68.98 69.90 x
5 Gyula Zsivótzky  Hungary 71.38 71.38 70.44 70.48 x 70.66 70.20
6 Sándor Eckschmiedt  Hungary 71.20 71.20 x 67.26 69.24 67.90 68.86
7 Edwin Klein  West Germany 71.14 71.14 x x 69.70 70.26 x
8 Shigenobu Murofushi  Japan 70.88 69.36 70.88 70.32 65.70 69.08 68.54
9 Mario Vecchiato  Italy 70.58 x 69.46 70.58
10 Karl-Hans Riehm  West Germany 70.12 70.12 68.98 69.44
11 István Encsi  Hungary 70.06 66.32 69.82 70.06
12 Tom Gage  United States 69.50 66.94 69.50 x
13 Reinhard Theimer  East Germany 69.16 x 69.16 x
14 Strećko Štiglić  Yugoslavia 68.34 67.60 68.34 67.60
15 Stavros Moutaftsidis  Greece 68.30 68.14 68.30 67.04
16 Barry Williams  Great Britain 68.18 68.18 66.56 x
17 Peter Sternad  Austria 66.64 65.60 65.94 66.64
18 Iosyp Hamskiy  Soviet Union 66.26 66.26 x 65.34
19 Jacques Accambray  France 65.06 x 65.06 x
20 Takeo Sugawara  Japan 64.70 55.82 64.56 64.70

Key: OR = Olympic record; p = pass; x = fault; NM = no mark; DNS = did not start

References[edit]

  1. ^ Official report of the Games of the XXth Olympiad - part 3
  2. ^ The Athletics Site: world record progression - hammer throw men[permanent dead link]

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