Athletics at the 1976 Summer Olympics – Men's hammer throw

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Men's hammer throw
at the Games of the XXI Olympiad
Venue Olympic Stadium
Date 26–28 July
Competitors 20 from 13 nations
Winning distance 77.52 OR
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Yuriy Sedykh
 Soviet Union
2nd, silver medalist(s) Aleksey Spiridonov
 Soviet Union
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Anatoliy Bondarchuk
 Soviet Union
← 1972
1980 →

The Men's hammer throw competition at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal, Quebec, Canada took place on 26–28 July.

Competition format[edit]

The competition consisted of two rounds, qualification and final. Each athlete receives three throws in the qualifying round. All who achieve the qualifying distance progress to the final. If less than twelve athletes achieve this mark, then the twelve furthest throwing athletes reach the final. Each finalist is allowed three throws in last round, with the top eight athletes after that point being given three further attempts.

Records[edit]

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

World record  Walter Schmidt (FRG) 79.30 m Frankfurt, West Germany 14 August 1975
Olympic record  Anatoliy Bondarchuk (URS) 75.50 m Munich, West Germany 7 September 1972

Results[edit]

Qualifying round[edit]

Qual. rule: qualification standard 69.00m (Q) or at least best 12 qualified (q).

Rank Group Name Nationality #1 #2 #3 Result Notes
1 A Riehm, Karl-HansKarl-Hans Riehm  West Germany 74.46 74.46 Q
2 A Sedykh, YuriyYuriy Sedykh  Soviet Union 71.46 71.46 Q
3 A Bondarchuk, AnatoliyAnatoliy Bondarchuk  Soviet Union 71.08 71.08 Q
4 A Seidel, ManfredManfred Seidel  East Germany 70.84 70.84 Q
5 A Schmidt, WalterWalter Schmidt  West Germany 70.76 70.76 Q
5 B Black, ChrisChris Black  Great Britain 70.76 70.76 Q
7 B Accambray, JacquesJacques Accambray  France 70.72 70.72 Q
8 A Spiridonov, AlekseyAleksey Spiridonov  Soviet Union 70.64 70.64 Q
8 A Sachse, JochenJochen Sachse  East Germany X 70.64 70.64 Q
10 A Farmer, PeterPeter Farmer  Australia 67.50 68.94 69.92 69.92 Q
11 B Murofushi, ShigenobuShigenobu Murofushi  Japan 66.22 68.84 68.24 68.84 q
12 A Klein, EdwinEdwin Klein  West Germany 68.68 68.36 68.72 68.72 q
13 B Urlando, GiampaoloGiampaolo Urlando  Italy X 66.18 68.54 68.54
14 A Dickenson, PaulPaul Dickenson  Great Britain 67.52 X 68.52 68.52
15 B Hart, LarryLarry Hart  United States 67.74 65.74 X 67.74
16 B Cheater, MurrayMurray Cheater  New Zealand 66.30 67.38 X 67.38
17 B Podberschek, EdoardoEdoardo Podberschek  Italy 66.56 66.28 X 66.56
18 B Sternad, PeterPeter Sternad  Austria 65.80 66.08 66.14 66.14
19 B Keating, MurrayMurray Keating  Canada 65.00 65.28 65.68 65.68
20 B Ierissiotis, KleanthisKleanthis Ierissiotis  Greece 65.50 X X 65.50

Final[edit]

Rank Name Nationality #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 Result Notes
1st, gold medalist(s) Sedykh, YuriyYuriy Sedykh  Soviet Union 75.64 77.52 X X 75.58 76.40 77.52 OR
2nd, silver medalist(s) Spiridonov, AlekseyAleksey Spiridonov  Soviet Union 75.74 73.94 75.28 75.60 X 76.08 76.08
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Bondarchuk, AnatoliyAnatoliy Bondarchuk  Soviet Union 75.48 X 74.64 74.16 X 75.46 75.48
4 Riehm, Karl-HansKarl-Hans Riehm  West Germany 75.00 73.08 X 75.46 75.42 74.62 75.46
5 Schmidt, WalterWalter Schmidt  West Germany 72.58 74.72 74.36 73.52 74.72 72.42 74.72
6 Sachse, JochenJochen Sachse  East Germany 71.90 72.84 72.80 73.14 74.30 73.70 74.30
7 Black, ChrisChris Black  Great Britain 70.56 72.38 73.18 X 69.54 X 73.18
8 Klein, EdwinEdwin Klein  West Germany 68.14 70.52 70.32 70.36 69.76 71.34 71.34
9 Accambray, JacquesJacques Accambray  France X 67.52 70.44 N/A 70.44
10 Seidel, ManfredManfred Seidel  East Germany 69.66 X 70.02 N/A 70.02
11 Murofushi, ShigenobuShigenobu Murofushi  Japan X 68.62 68.88 N/A 68.88
12 Farmer, PeterPeter Farmer  Australia 67.98 67.92 68.00 N/A 68.00

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