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Athletics at the 2004 Summer Olympics – Men's hammer throw

The men's hammer throw competition at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens was held at the Olympic Stadium on 20–22 August.[1]

Men's hammer throw
at the Games of the XXVIII Olympiad
VenueOlympic Stadium
Dates20–22 August
Competitors35 from 24 nations
Winning distance82.91
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Koji Murofushi  Japan
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Eşref Apak  Turkey
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2008 →

Adrián Annus of Hungary originally won the competition, but he was disqualified after being found guilty of tampering with his sample at the doping control.[2] The original runner-up, Koji Murofushi, was accordingly declared the 2004 Olympic champion.

Originally, Ivan Tsikhan won the silver medal, but he was disqualified in 2012 after a retest of his samples from 2004 were positive for methandienone. Tsikhan withdrew from the 2012 Summer Olympics as a result.[3] [4][5] The decision was taken to vacate his medal, leaving the only medallists as Murofushi with gold and Eşref Apak of Turkey with the bronze.[6][7] The athlete in a position to be elevated to the Olympic bronze medal, Vadim Devyatovskiy of Belarus, had previously been subject to a court case by the International Olympic Committee regarding doping at the 2008 Summer Olympics.[8]

Competition formatEdit

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.[7]

ScheduleEdit

All times are Greece Standard Time (UTC+2)

Date Time Round
Friday, 20 August 2004 09:15 Qualification
Sunday, 22 August 2004 21:15 Final

RecordsEdit

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

No new records were set during the competition.

ResultsEdit

Qualifying roundEdit

Rule: Qualifying standard 78.00 (Q) or at least best 12 qualified (q).

Rank Group Name Nationality #1 #2 #3 Result Notes
1 B Ivan Tsikhan   Belarus 77.85 77.12 80.78 80.78 Q
2 A Adrián Annus   Hungary 79.59 79.59 Q
3 B Krisztián Pars   Hungary 77.43 80.50 80.50 Q
4 B Koji Murofushi   Japan 79.55 79.55 Q
5 B Primož Kozmus   Slovenia 76.97 78.81 78.81 Q, SB
6 A Markus Esser   Germany 76.39 75.29 77.49 77.49 q
7 B Libor Charfreitag   Slovakia x x 77.30 77.30 q
8 A Igor Astapkovich   Belarus 76.70 76.08 76.88 76.88 q
9 B Nicola Vizzoni   Italy 76.84 75.35 75.03 76.84 q
10 A Eşref Apak   Turkey x x 76.74 76.74 q
11 B Vadim Devyatovskiy   Belarus 71.69 74.81 76.72 76.72 q
12 B Karsten Kobs   Germany 76.69 x x 76.69 q
13 A Ilya Konovalov   Russia 75.40 x 76.36 76.36
14 A Szymon Ziółkowski   Poland 76.12 74.55 76.17 76.17
15 B Miloslav Konopka   Slovakia 74.42 x 76.16 76.16
16 A Olli-Pekka Karjalainen   Finland x 74.51 76.11 76.11
17 B Sergey Kirmasov   Russia 75.12 73.68 75.83 75.83
18 A Aléxandros Papadimitríou   Greece x x 75.55 75.55
19 A Oleksandr Krykun   Ukraine x 75.42 74.37 75.42
20 B Artem Rubanko   Ukraine 75.08 x x 75.08
21 B James Parker   United States 73.15 74.09 75.04 75.04
22 B András Haklits   Croatia x 73.51 74.43 74.43
23 B David Söderberg   Finland x x 74.14 74.14
24 A Patric Suter   Switzerland 72.45 x 73.54 73.54
25 B Yuriy Voronkin   Russia 73.47 71.97 x 73.47
26 A Stuart Rendell   Australia x 72.61 x 72.61
27 A Juan Ignacio Cerra   Argentina 69.10 72.53 68.64 72.53
28 A Vítor Costa   Portugal 72.47 72.44 x 72.47
29 A Roman Rozna   Moldova x x 71.78 71.78
30 A Vladimír Maška   Czech Republic 71.76 x x 71.76
31 B Ali Al-Zinkawi   Kuwait 70.67 71.06 70.68 71.06
32 B Dorian Çollaku   Albania 70.06 69.27 67.61 70.06
33 A A.G. Kruger   United States 69.38 68.03 x 69.38
A Vladyslav Piskunov   Ukraine x x x NM
A Dilshod Nazarov   Tajikistan x x x NM

FinalEdit

Rank Name Nationality 1 2 3 4 5 6 Result Notes
  Koji Murofushi   Japan 79.90 81.60 81.16 82.35 x 82.91 82.91 SB
  Eşref Apak[6][7]   Turkey 75.79 79.51 x 79.23 75.15 76.34 79.51
4 Vadim Devyatovskiy   Belarus 78.67 78.82 x 75.41 76.61 x 78.82
5 Krisztián Pars   Hungary 76.94 78.16 77.55 78.73 x 77.26 78.73
6 Primož Kozmus   Slovenia 75.82 77.08 76.45 78.56 77.61 78.24 78.56
7 Libor Charfreitag   Slovakia 74.93 77.52 77.30 75.60 77.54 73.06 77.54
8 Karsten Kobs   Germany 75.72 75.97 76.30 76.30
9 Igor Astapkovich   Belarus x x 76.22 76.22
10 Nicola Vizzoni   Italy 74.27 72.97 73.02 74.27
11 Markus Esser   Germany 72.51 x 71.31 72.51
Adrián Annus   Hungary 80.53 82.32 83.19 82.64 82.04 83.19 DSQ[2]
Ivan Tsikhan   Belarus x x 78.55 78.31 79.81 x 79.81 DSQ[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Athletics at the 2004 Summer Olympics". Athens 2004. IAAF. Retrieved 12 February 2015.
  2. ^ a b "IOC strips Annus of hammer gold". CNN. 29 August 2004. Retrieved 8 April 2014.
  3. ^ "Olympics 2012 drugs: Hammer thrower withdrawn over Athens test". BBC News Online. 3 August 2012. Retrieved 17 August 2014.
  4. ^ a b "IOC disqualifies four medallists from Athens 2004 following further analysis of stored samples". IOC. Retrieved 5 December 2012.
  5. ^ "Olympic drug tests: Four athletes stripped of 2004 Athens medals". BBC Sport. Retrieved 5 December 2012.
  6. ^ a b Athletics Results - Athens 2004
  7. ^ a b c "Athletics at the 2004 Athens Summer Games: Men's Hammer Throw". Athens 2004. Sports Reference. Retrieved 15 February 2015.
  8. ^ Engeler, Elaine (10 June 2010). "CAS Reinstates Medals for Hammer Throwers". Yahoo! Sports. Associated Press. Retrieved 15 June 2010.

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