Athletics at the 2008 Summer Olympics – Men's hammer throw

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Men's hammer throw
at the Games of the XXIX Olympiad
Venue Beijing National Stadium
Dates 15 August 2008 (qualification)
17 August 2008 (final)
Competitors 33 from 26 nations
Winning distance 82.02
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Primož Kozmus  Slovenia
2nd, silver medalist(s) Vadim Devyatovskiy[1]  Belarus
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Ivan Tsikhan[1]  Belarus
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Athletics at the
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The men's hammer throw at the 2008 Summer Olympics took place on August 15 (qualifications) and 17 (final) at the Beijing National Stadium.[2]

The qualifying standards for the 2008 event were 78.50 m (257 ft 7 in) (A standard) and 74.00 m (242 ft 9 in) (B standard).[3]

The original silver and bronze medalists, Vadim Devyatovskiy and Ivan Tsikhan of Belarus, were disqualified in December 2008 for testing positive for abnormal levels of testosterone. The medals were awarded to Krisztián Pars of Hungary and Koji Murofushi of Japan respectively. Tsikhan announced that he and Devyatovskiy intended to appeal the IOC's decision.[4] In June 2010 the Court of Arbitration for Sport ruled that the disqualifed Belarusians should get their original medals back due to errors at the Chinese medical lab.[1]

Schedule[edit]

All times are China standard time (UTC+8)

Date Time Round
Friday, 15 August 2008 10:40 Qualifications
Sunday, 17 August 2008 19:10 Finals

Records[edit]

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

World record Soviet Union Yuriy Sedykh (URS) 86.74 m Stuttgart, Germany 30 August 1986
Olympic record  Sergey Litvinov (URS) 84.80 m Seoul, South Korea 26 September 1988

No new world or Olympic records were set for this event.

Results[edit]

Qualifying round[edit]

Qualification: 78.00 (Q) or at least 12 best performers (q) advance to the final.

Rank Group Athlete Nationality #1 #2 #3 Result Notes
1 A Krisztián Pars  Hungary x 80.07 80.07 Q
2 B Szymon Ziółkowski  Poland 79.55 79.55 Q, SB
3 B Primož Kozmus  Slovenia 79.44 79.44 Q
4 B Ivan Tsikhan  Belarus 79.26 79.26 Q
5 A Koji Murofushi  Japan 78.16 78.16 Q
6 A Markus Esser  Germany x 77.00 77.60 77.60 q
7 A Andras Haklits  Croatia 74.27 77.12 76.23 77.12 q
8 B Olli-Pekka Karjalainen  Finland 75.49 x 77.07 77.07 q
9 B Vadim Devyatovskiy  Belarus 73.39 76.56 76.95 76.95 q
10 B Libor Charfreitag  Slovakia 76.03 x 76.61 76.61 q
11 B James Steacy  Canada 76.32 x 75.01 76.32 q
12 A Dilshod Nazarov  Tajikistan 74.67 75.34 72.47 75.34 q
13 B Nicola Vizzoni  Italy 72.82 x 75.01 75.01
14 A Yevhen Vynohradov  Ukraine 73.41 74.49 x 74.49
15 B Artem Rubanko  Ukraine 74.47 73.89 x 74.47
16 B Eşref Apak  Turkey x 74.45 x 74.45
17 A Valeriy Sviatokha  Belarus 74.41 x x 74.41
18 A Alexandros Papadimitriou  Greece x 74.33 73.83 74.33
19 A Igors Sokolovs  Latvia 73.72 71.50 x 73.72
20 B Ali Al-Zinkawi  Kuwait x 73.62 x 73.62
21 A Kirill Ikonnikov  Russia x 72.04 72.33 72.33
22 B Igor Vinichenko  Russia x 72.05 x 72.05
23 A Miloslav Konopka  Slovakia 71.76 71.96 x 71.96
24 A Ihor Tuhay  Ukraine 71.89 x 70.56 71.89
25 A Bergur Ingi Pétursson  Iceland 69.73 x 71.63 71.63
26 B Roman Rozna  Moldova 71.33 69.99 70.23 71.33
27 B A.G. Kruger  United States 70.58 71.21 x 71.21
28 B Dorian Çollaku  Albania 69.14 69.84 70.98 70.98
29 A Lukas Melich  Czech Republic 69.31 70.56 69.03 70.56
30 B Juan Ignacio Cerra  Argentina x 70.16 x 70.16
A Mohsen El Anany  Egypt x x x NM
B Amanmurad Hommadov  Turkmenistan x x x NM
A Marco Lingua  Italy x x x NM

WR world record | AR area record | CR championship record | GR games record | NR national record | OR Olympic record | PB personal best | SB season best | WL world leading (in a given season)

DNF = did not finish | DNS = did not start | DQ = disqualification | NM = no mark (i.e. no valid result) | Q = qualification by place in heat | q = qualification by overall place

Final[edit]

The final was held on 17 August. The eight 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) Primož Kozmus  Slovenia 80.75 82.02 80.79 80.64 80.98 80.85 82.02 SB
2nd, silver medalist(s) Vadim Devyatovskiy  Belarus 79.00 81.61 x x 80.86 x 81.61 [1]
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Ivan Tsikhan  Belarus 78.49 80.56 79.59 78.89 81.51 80.87 81.51 [1]
4 Krisztián Pars  Hungary 78.05 80.96 x 80.16 80.11 79.83 80.96
5 Koji Murofushi  Japan 79.47 80.71 79.94 77.96 78.22 77.26 80.71
6 Olli-Pekka Karjalainen  Finland 77.92 79.59 78.99 x 78.88 x 79.59 SB
7 Szymon Ziółkowski  Poland 75.92 79.22 79.07 79.04 76.16 x 79.22
8 Libor Charfreitag  Slovakia x 77.62 76.83 77.26 78.65 x 78.65
9 Markus Esser  Germany 74.56 x 77.10 77.10
10 András Haklits  Croatia x 75.78 76.58 76.58
11 Dilshod Nazarov  Tajikistan 72.97 76.54 x 76.54
12 James Steacy  Canada 75.72 75.54 74.06 75.72

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Engeler, Elaine (June 10, 2010). "CAS Reinstates Medals for Hammer Throwers". Associated Press. 
  2. ^ "Olympic Athletics Competition Schedule". IAAF. Archived from the original on 13 September 2008. Retrieved 2008-08-04. 
  3. ^ "Entry Standards - The XXIX Olympic Games - Beijing, China - 8/24 August 2008". IAAF. Archived from the original on 13 September 2008. Retrieved 2008-08-04. 
  4. ^ "Belarusian hammer throwers stripped of medals". 2008-12-11. Retrieved 2008-12-11. 

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