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

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]

Men's hammer throw
at the Games of the XXX Olympiad
VenueOlympic Stadium
Date3–5 August
Competitors41 from 31 nations
Winning distance80.59
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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After a retesting of his 2004 sample, 2012 world leader Ivan Tsikhan's entry was withdrawn.[3]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.

Contents

ScheduleEdit

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

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
2012 World leading   Ivan Tsikhan (BLR) 82.81 m Brest, Belarus 25 May 2012

ResultsEdit

Qualifying RoundEdit

  • 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

FinalEdit

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Rank Athlete Nationality 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th Result Notes
  Krisztián Pars   Hungary 79.14 78.33 80.59 79.70 79.28 78.88 80.59
  Primož Kozmus   Slovenia 78.97 X X X 79.36 78.59 79.36 SB
  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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Athletics at the 2012 Summer Olympics
  2. ^ "Men's Shot Put competition format". London 2012 Organising Committee. Retrieved 13 June 2012.
  3. ^ https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/olympics/19116807
  4. ^ http://photoblog.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/08/03/13109044-olympic-track-and-fielders-get-a-big-hand-from-mini-helpers?lite
  5. ^ Entry List by Event. IAAF (2012-07-27). Retrieved on 2012-07-29.
  6. ^ https://rbth.com/sport/2016/10/27/ioc-bans-2-russian-athletes-after-positive-doping-tests-from-2012-olympics_642651
  7. ^ IOC sanctions four athletes for failing anti-doping tests
  8. ^ "IOC sanctions 12 athletes for failing anti-doping test at London 2012". International Olympic Committee. 21 Nov 2016. Retrieved 2016-11-21.
  9. ^ "Men's Hammer Throw - Final". London 2012 Organising Committee. Retrieved 5 August 2012.