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

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]

Men's hammer throw
at the Games of the XXIX Olympiad
VenueBeijing National Stadium
Dates15 August 2008 (qualification)
17 August 2008 (final)
Competitors33 from 26 nations
Winning distance82.02
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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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 disqualified Belarusians should get their original medals back due to errors at the Chinese medical lab.[1]

ScheduleEdit

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

RecordsEdit

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

World record   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.

ResultsEdit

Qualifying roundEdit

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
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)
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

FinalEdit

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
  Primož Kozmus   Slovenia 80.75 82.02 80.79 80.64 80.98 80.85 82.02 SB
  Vadim Devyatovskiy   Belarus 79.00 81.61 x x 80.86 x 81.61 [1]
  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 alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  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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