Athletics at the 1988 Summer Olympics – Men's hammer throw

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Men's hammer throw
at the Games of the XXIV Olympiad
Athletics pictogram.svg
Venues Olympic Stadium
Dates September 25, 1988 (1988-09-25) (qualifications)
September 26, 1988 (1988-09-26) (finals)
Competitors 30 from 16 nations
Winning distance 84.80 OR
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Sergey Litvinov
 Soviet Union
2nd, silver medalist(s) Yuriy Sedykh
 Soviet Union
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Jüri Tamm
 Soviet Union
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The Men's Hammer Throw at the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, South Korea had an entrylist of 30 competitors, with two qualifying groups before the final (12) took place on Monday September 26, 1988. In the final round the eight highest-ranked competitors after three rounds qualified for the final three throws to decide the medals.

Medalists[edit]

Gold Sergey Litvinov
 Soviet Union
Silver Yuri Sedykh
 Soviet Union
Bronze Jüri Tamm
 Soviet Union

Abbreviations[edit]

Q automatic qualification
q qualification by rank
DNS did not start
NM no mark
OR olympic record
WR world record
AR area record
NR national record
PB personal best
SB season best

Records[edit]

Standing records prior to the 1988 Summer Olympics
World Record  Yuriy Sedykh (URS) 86.74 m August 30, 1986 West Germany Stuttgart, West Germany
Olympic Record  Yuriy Sedykh (URS) 81.80 m July 31, 1980 Soviet Union Moscow, Soviet Union
Season Best  Yuriy Sedykh (URS) 85.14 m September 4, 1988 Soviet Union Moscow, Soviet Union
Broken records during the 1988 Summer Olympics
Olympic Record  Sergey Litvinov (URS) 84.76 m September 26, 1988 South Korea Seoul, South Korea
84.80 m

Qualification[edit]

Group A[edit]

Rank Overall Athlete Attempts Distance
1 2 3
1 2  Jüri Tamm (URS) 79.68 79.68 m
2 3  Yuriy Sedykh (URS) 78.48 78.48 m
3 4  Ralf Haber (GDR) 75.64 78.16 78.16 m
4 5  Günther Rodehau (GDR) X 78.12 78.12 m
5 6  Harri Huhtala (FIN) 75.98 77.34 77.34 m
6 8  Tibor Gécsek (HUN) X 77.12 77.12 m
7 12  Imre Szitás (HUN) 74.98 76.24 73.82 76.24 m
8 16  Juha Tiainen (FIN) 72.44 73.74 X 73.24 m
9 20  Viktor Apostolov (BUL) X X 71.10 71.10 m
10 23  Dave Smith (GBR) X X 69.12 69.12 m
11 26  Hakim Toumi (ALG) 65.78 65.72 X 65.78 m
12 28  Matthew Mileham (GBR) 59.94 62.42 X 62.42 m
13 29  Lee Joo-Hyong (KOR) X X 55.98 55.98 m
 Kjell Bystedt (SWE) X X X NM

Group B[edit]

Rank Overall Athlete Attempts Distance
1 2 3
1 1  Sergey Litvinov (URS) 81.24 81.24 m
2 7  Heinz Weis (FRG) 76.40 76.70 77.24 77.24 m
3 9  Ivan Tanev (BUL) 76.84 X X 76.84 m
4 10  Johann Lindner (AUT) 76.60 74.54 X 76.60 m
5 11  Tore Gustafsson (SWE) 72.90 73.14 76.44 76.44 m
6 13  Christoph Sahner (FRG) 75.84 72.42 72.46 75.84 m
7 14  Plamen Minev (BUL) 74.46 70.22 X 74.46 m
8 15  József Vida (HUN) 70.60 74.30 72.50 74.30 m
9 17  Lance Deal (USA) X 71.72 73.66 73.66 m
10 18  Kenneth Flax (USA) X 72.70 72.24 72.70 m
11 19  Jud Logan (USA) 69.46 72.46 72.64 72.64 m
12 21  Lucio Serrani (ITA) 70.50 X 70.00 70.50 m
13 22  Michael Jones (GBR) 70.38 X 68.94 70.38 m
14 24  Connor McCullagh (IRL) X X 68.66 68.66 m
15 25  Andrés Charadia (ARG) 66.86 66.02 68.26 68.26 m
16 27  Waleed Al-Bekheet (KUW) 62.78 60.14 63.86 63.86 m

Final[edit]

Rank Athlete Attempts Distance
1 2 3 4 5 6
1st, gold medalist(s)  Sergey Litvinov (URS) 84.76 OR 83.82 83.86 83.98 84.80 OR 83.80 84.80 m OR
2nd, silver medalist(s)  Yuriy Sedykh (URS) 80.96 83.62 83.44 83.44 X 83.76 83.76 m
3rd, bronze medalist(s)  Jüri Tamm (URS) 80.94 81.16 X X X X 81.16 m
4  Ralf Haber (GDR) 78.92 78.72 79.18 X 78.88 80.44 80.44 m
5  Heinz Weis (FRG) 78.50 76.80 X 77.70 78.98 79.16 79.16 m
6  Tibor Gécsek (HUN) 78.18 76.52 74.36 77.82 X 78.36 78.36 m
7  Imre Szitás (HUN) 76.00 76.40 76.20 75.66 76.10 77.04 77.04 m
8  Ivan Tanev (BUL) 75.56 75.76 X 75.28 75.54 76.08 76.08 m
9  Harri Huhtala (FIN) 75.26 75.38 75.08 75.38 m
10  Johann Lindner (AUT) 75.36 75.14 75.28 75.36 m
11  Tore Gustafsson (SWE) 74.24 73.32 X 74.24 m
12  Günther Rodehau (GDR) X X 72.36 72.36 m

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