Athletics at the 2012 Summer Olympics – Men's hammer throw

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Men's hammer throw
at the Games of the XXX Olympiad
Venue Olympic Stadium
Date 3–5 August
Competitors 41 from 31 nations
Winning distance 80.59
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Krisztián Pars  Hungary
2nd, silver medalist(s) Primož Kozmus  Slovenia
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Koji Murofushi  Japan
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The Men's hammer throw competition at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, United Kingdom was held at the Olympic Stadium on 3–5 August.[1] 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.[2]

After a retesting of his 2004 sample, 2012 world leader Ivan Tsikhan's entry was withdrawn.[3]

In the preliminary round, Primož Kozmus only needed one throw to make the automatic qualifier, while Krisztián Pars threw the best qualifying effort 79.37 on his second attempt. Koji Murofushi was the only other automatic qualifier, also in his second attempt. It took 74.69 to make the final.

Pars entered the final with the best 2012 performance among the finalists and took the lead with his first throw. Immediately before him, Kozmus threw far enough to win silver. Olexiy Sokyrskiyy put himself in third place with his second effort. That lasted until the third round when Murofushi's best effort put him in the bronze medal position. But one throw before, Pars let loose the only plus 80 metre throw, solidifying his grasp on the gold medal. After three fouls, in the fifth round Kozmus improved his hold on silver, but was still 1.23 behind the winner.

A great deal of photojournalist attention was devoted to the mini Cooper vehicles being used to retrieve the implements during the competition.[4] The vehicles were used throughout the Olympics, but first appeared in the preliminary round of the hammer.

Schedule[edit]

All times are British Summer Time (UTC+1)

Date Time Round
Friday, 3 August 2012 11:20 Qualifications
Sunday, 5 August 2012 20:20 Finals

Records[edit]

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

World record  Yuriy Sedykh (URS) 86.74 m Stuttgart, West Germany 30 August 1986
Olympic record  Sergey Litvinov (URS) 84.80 m Seoul, South Korea 26 September 1988
2012 World leading  Ivan Tsikhan (BLR) 82.81 m Brest, Belarus 25 May 2012

Results[edit]

Qualifying Round[edit]

  • Entrants as of 27 July 2012.[5]

Qual. rule: qualification standard 78.00m (Q) or at least best 12 qualified (q).

Rank Group Name Nationality #1 #2 #3 Result Notes
1 B Krisztián Pars  Hungary 77.11 79.37 79.37 Q
2 A Koji Murofushi  Japan 77.18 78.48 78.48 Q, SB
3 A Primož Kozmus  Slovenia 78.12 78.12 Q, SB
4 A Olexiy Sokyyrskiyy  Ukraine X X 77.65 77.65 q
5 A Kibwe Johnson  United States X X 77.17 77.17 q, SB
6 A Kirill Ikonnikov  Russia X 76.43 76.85 76.85 DSQ[6]
7 A Szymon Ziółkowski  Poland 76.22 X 75.68 76.22 q
8 A Dilshod Nazarov  Tajikistan 73.90 X 75.91 75.91 q
9 A Lukáš Melich  Czech Republic 75.88 75.29 72.49 75.88 q
10 A Nicola Vizzoni  Italy 74.79 73.88 74.12 74.79 q
11 A Alexander Smith  Great Britain 72.59 74.71 73.21 74.71 q
12 B Valeriy Sviatokha  Belarus 73.11 73.07 74.69 74.69 q
13 B Eivind Henriksen  Norway 72.67 X 74.62 74.62
14 B Jérôme Bortoluzzi  France X 70.36 74.15 74.15
15 B Marcel Lomnicky  Slovakia X 74.00 X 74.00
16 B Javier Cienfuegos  Spain X 63.79 73.73 73.73
17 A Eşref Apak  Turkey X X 73.47 73.47
18 B Ali Al-Zinkawi  Kuwait 70.67 73.40 X 73.40
19 B Roberto Janet  Cuba 72.52 73.34 70.19 73.34
20 B Dzmitry Marshin  Azerbaijan 72.06 X 72.85 72.85
21 A Igors Sokolovs  Latvia X 71.77 72.76 72.76
22 B Kaveh Mousavi  Iran 67.25 71.42 72.70 72.70
23 B Aleksey Zagornyi  Russia 71.02 72.52 X 72.52
24 A Quentin Bigot  France 69.22 68.17 72.42 72.42
25 B A. G. Kruger  United States X 72.13 X 72.13
26 B David Söderberg  Finland X 71.26 71.76 71.76
27 B Lorenzo Povegliano  Italy 71.55 68.77 X 71.55
DSQ[7] A Pavel Kryvitski  Belarus 71.49 X X 71.49
29 A Mostafa Al-Gamel  Egypt X 70.23 71.36 71.36
30 A András Haklits  Croatia X 70.61 X 70.61
31 A Serghei Marghiev  Moldova 67.17 67.32 69.76 69.76
32 B Nicolas Figère  France 69.74 X X 69.74
33 B Constantinos Stathelakos  Cyprus 69.65 X X 69.65
DSQ[8] A Oleksandr Dryhol  Ukraine X 68.02 69.57 69.57
35 B Mergen Mamedov  Turkmenistan 68.39 66.99 67.23 68.39
36 B Juan Ignacio Cerra  Argentina 68.20 68.20
37 A Alexandros Papadimitriou  Greece X 66.91 67.19 67.19
38 A Suhrob Khodjaev  Uzbekistan 65.88 64.74 X 65.88
B Paweł Fajdek  Poland X X X NM
B Artem Rubanko  Ukraine X X X NM
B James Steacy  Canada X X X NM

Final[edit]

[9]

Rank Athlete Nationality 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th Result Notes
1st, gold medalist(s) Krisztián Pars  Hungary 79.14 78.33 80.59 79.70 79.28 78.88 80.59
2nd, silver medalist(s) Primož Kozmus  Slovenia 78.97 X X X 79.36 78.59 79.36 SB
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Koji Murofushi  Japan X 78.16 78.71 78.09 77.12 76.47 78.71 SB
4 Olexiy Sokyyrskiyy  Ukraine 76.51 78.25 X X X 76.99 78.25
5 Kirill Ikonnikov  Russia 77.86 X 77.81 74.60 X 77.46 77.86 DSQ
6 Lukáš Melich  Czech Republic 76.73 75.67 77.17 76.28 18.90 X 77.17
7 Szymon Ziółkowski  Poland 75.69 74.95 76.30 76.88 77.10 75.86 77.10
8 Nicola Vizzoni  Italy 75.75 75.84 75.41 76.07 75.79 X 76.07
9 Kibwe Johnson  United States 73.31 74.95 X N/A N/A N/A 74.95
10 Dilshod Nazarov  Tajikistan 70.00 70.88 73.80 N/A N/A N/A 73.80
11 Valeriy Sviatokha  Belarus 73.13 72.78 72.42 N/A N/A N/A 73.13
12 Alexander Smith  Great Britain 69.74 72.87 71.47 N/A N/A N/A 72.87

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