Hammer throw

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Hammer throw
John Flanagan.jpg
Irish American John Flanagan in the hammer throw competition at the Summer Olympics 1908 in London
World records
Men Flag of the Soviet Union.svg Yuriy Sedykh 86.74 m (1986)
Women Flag of Poland.svg Anita Włodarczyk 82.98 m (2016)
Olympic records
Men Flag of the Soviet Union.svg Sergey Litvinov 84.80 m (1988)
Women Flag of Poland.svg Anita Włodarczyk 82.29 m (2016)
World Championship records
Men Flag of Belarus.svg Ivan Tsikhan 83.63 m (2007)
Women Flag of Poland.svg Anita Włodarczyk 80.85 m (2015)
The traditional Highland games version of event Hammer throw.jpg
The traditional Highland games version of event

The hammer throw is one of the four throwing events in regular track and field competitions, along with the discus throw, shot put and javelin.

Contents

The "hammer" used in this sport is not like any of the tools also called by that name. It consists of a metal ball attached by a steel wire to a grip. The size of the ball varies between men's and women's competitions.

History

Scottish hammer throw illustration from Frank R. Stockton's book Round-about Rambles in Lands of Fact and Fancy Scottish hammer throw illustration.jpg
Scottish hammer throw illustration from Frank R. Stockton's book Round-about Rambles in Lands of Fact and Fancy

With roots dating back to the 15th century, the contemporary version of the hammer throw is one of the oldest of Olympic Games competitions, first included at the 1900 games in Paris, France (the second Olympiad of the modern era). Its history since the late 1960s and legacy prior to inclusion in the Olympics has been dominated by Europe and Eastern European influence, which has affected interest in the event in other parts of the world.

The hammer evolved from its early informal origins to become part of the Scottish Highland games in the late 18th century, where the original version of the event is still contested today.

The contemporary version of the hammer throw Hammerthrow wire.jpg
The contemporary version of the hammer throw

While the men's hammer throw has been part of the Olympics since 1900, the International Association of Athletics Federations did not start ratifying women's marks until 1995. Women's hammer throw was first included in the Olympics at the 2000 summer games in Sydney, Australia after having been included in the World Championships a year earlier.

Competition

The men's hammer weighs 16 pounds (7.26  kg ) and measures 3 feet 11+34 inches (121.3 cm) in length, and the women's hammer weighs 4 kg (8.82 lb) and 3 ft 11 in (119.4 cm) in length. [1] Like the other throwing events, the competition is decided by who can throw the implement the farthest.

Although commonly thought of as a strength event, technical advancements in the last 30 years have developed hammer throw competition to a point where more focus is on speed in order to gain maximum distance.[ citation needed ]

The throwing motion starts with the thrower swinging the hammer back-and-forth about two times to generate momentum. The thrower then makes three, four or (rarely) five full rotations using a complex heel-toe foot movement, spinning the hammer in a circular path and increasing its angular velocity with each rotation. Rather than spinning the hammer horizontally, it is instead spun in a plane that angles up towards the direction in which it will be launched. The thrower releases the hammer as its velocity is upward and toward the target. [2]

Throws are made from a throwing circle. The thrower is not allowed to step outside the throwing circle before the hammer has landed and may only enter and exit from the rear of the throwing circle. The hammer must land within a 34.92º throwing sector that is centered on the throwing circle. The sector angle was chosen because it provides a sector whose bounds are easy to measure and lay out on a field (10 metres out from the center of the ring, 6 metres across). [3] [4] A violation of the rules results in a foul and the throw not being counted.[ citation needed ]

As of 2015 the men's hammer world record is held by Yuriy Sedykh, who threw 86.74 m (284 ft 6+34 in) at the 1986 European Athletics Championships in Stuttgart, West Germany on 30 August. The world record for the women's hammer is held by Anita Włodarczyk, who threw 82.98 m (272 ft 2+34 in) during the Kamila Skolimowska Memorial on 28 August 2016.[ citation needed ]

All-time top 25

Men

Men's Hammer Throw Final – 28th Summer Universiade in Gwangju, China, 2015 (Polish thrower Paweł Fajdek from Poland)
Ath.#Perf.#MarkAthleteNationDatePlaceRef
1186.74 m (284 ft 6 in) Yuriy Sedykh Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union 30 AUG 1986 Stuttgart
286.66 m (284 ft 3 in)Sedykh #222 JUN 1986 Tallinn
386.34 m (283 ft 3 in)Sedykh #303 JUL 1984 Cork
2486.04 m (282 ft 3 in) Sergey Litvinov Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union 03 JUL 1986 Dresden
585.74 m (281 ft 3 in)Litvinov #230 AUG 1986 Stuttgart
685.68 m (281 ft 1 in)Sedykh #411 AUG 1986 Budapest
785.60 m (280 ft 10 in)Sedykh #513 JUL 1984 London
Sedykh #617 AUG 1984 Moscow
985.20 m (279 ft 6 in)Litvinov #303 JUL 1984 Cork
1085.14 m (279 ft 3 in)Litvinov #411 JUL 1986 London
Sedykh #704 SEP 1988 Moscow
1285.02 m (278 ft 11 in)Sedykh #820 AUG 1984 Budapest
1384.92 m (278 ft 7 in)Sedykh #903 JUL 1986 Dresden
31484.90 m (278 ft 6 in) Vadim Devyatovskiy Flag of Belarus.svg  Belarus 21 JUL 2005 Minsk
1584.88 m (278 ft 5 in)Litvinov #510 SEP 1986 Rome
41684.86 m (278 ft 4 in) Koji Murofushi Flag of Japan.svg  Japan 29 JUN 2003 Prague
1784.80 m (278 ft 2 in)Litvinov #626 SEP 1988 Seoul
1884.72 m (277 ft 11 in)Sedykh #1009 JUL 1986 Moscow
1984.64 m (277 ft 8 in)Litvinov #709 JUL 1986 Moscow
52084.62 m (277 ft 7 in) Igor Astapkovich Flag of Belarus (1918, 1991-1995).svg  Belarus 06 JUN 1992 Seville
2184.60 m (277 ft 6 in)Sedykh #1114 SEP 1984 Tokyo
2284.58 m (277 ft 5 in)Sedykh #1208 JUN 1986 Leningrad
62384.51 m (277 ft 3 in) Ivan Tsikhan Flag of Belarus.svg  Belarus 09 JUL 2008 Grodno
72484.48 m (277 ft 1 in) Igor Nikulin Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union 12 JUL 1990 Lausanne
2584.46 m (277 ft 1 in)Sedykh #1314 SEP 1988 Vladivostok
Tsikhan #207 MAY 2004 Minsk
884.40 m (276 ft 10 in) Jüri Tamm Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union 09 SEP 1984 Banská Bystrica
984.19 m (276 ft 2 in) Adrián Annus Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary 10 AUG 2003 Szombathely
1083.93 m (275 ft 4 in) Paweł Fajdek Flag of Poland.svg  Poland 09 AUG 2015 Szczecin [6]
1183.68 m (274 ft 6 in) Tibor Gécsek Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary 19 SEP 1998 Zalaegerszeg
1283.46 m (273 ft 9 in) Andrey Abduvaliyev Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union 26 MAY 1990 Adler
1383.43 m (273 ft 8 in) Aleksey Zagornyi Flag of Russia.svg  Russia 10 FEB 2002 Adler
1483.40 m (273 ft 7 in) Ralf Haber Flag of East Germany.svg  East Germany 16 MAY 1988 Athens
1583.38 m (273 ft 6 in) Szymon Ziółkowski Flag of Poland.svg  Poland 05 AUG 2001 Edmonton
1683.30 m (273 ft 3 in) Olli-Pekka Karjalainen Flag of Finland.svg  Finland 14 JUL 2004 Lahti
1783.04 m (272 ft 5 in) Heinz Weis Flag of Germany.svg  Germany 29 JUN 1997 Frankfurt
1883.00 m (272 ft 3 in) Balázs Kiss Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary 04 JUN 1998 Saint-Denis
1982.78 m (271 ft 7 in) Karsten Kobs Flag of Germany.svg  Germany 26 JUN 1999 Dortmund
2082.71 m (271 ft 4 in) Rudy Winkler Flag of the United States.svg  United States 20 JUN 2021 Eugene [7]
2182.69 m (271 ft 3 in) Krisztián Pars Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary 16 AUG 2014 Zürich
2282.64 m (271 ft 1 in) Günther Rodehau Flag of East Germany.svg  East Germany 03 AUG 1985 Dresden
2382.62 m (271 ft 0 in) Sergey Kirmasov Flag of Russia.svg  Russia 30 MAY 1998 Bryansk
Andriy Skvaruk Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine 27 APR 2002 Kyiv
2582.58 m (270 ft 11 in) Primož Kozmus Flag of Slovenia.svg  Slovenia 02 SEP 2009 Celje

Annulled marks

  • Ivan Tsikhan of Belarus also threw 86.73 in Brest on 3 July 2005. This performance was annulled due to doping offences.

Women

Ath.#Perf.#MarkAthleteNationDatePlaceRef
1182.98 m (272 ft 2 in) Anita Włodarczyk Flag of Poland.svg  Poland 28 AUG 2016 Warsaw [9]
282.87 m (271 ft 10 in)Włodarczyk #229 JUL 2017 Władysławowo
382.29 m (269 ft 11 in)Włodarczyk #315 AUG 2016 Rio de Janeiro
481.08 m (266 ft 0 in)Włodarczyk #401 AUG 2015 Władysławowo
580.85 m (265 ft 3 in)Włodarczyk #527 AUG 2015 Beijing
680.79 m (265 ft 0 in)Włodarczyk #623 JUL 2017 Białystok
2780.31 m (263 ft 5 in) DeAnna Price Flag of the United States.svg  United States 26 JUN 2021 Eugene [10]
880.26 m (263 ft 3 in)Włodarczyk #712 JUL 2016 Władysławowo
979.80 m (261 ft 9 in)Włodarczyk #815 AUG 2017 Warsaw
1079.73 m (261 ft 6 in)Włodarczyk #906 MAY 2017 Doha
1179.72 m (261 ft 6 in)Włodarczyk #1027 JUN 2017 Ostrava
1279.61 m (261 ft 2 in)Włodarczyk #1118 JUN 2016 Szczecin
1379.59 m (261 ft 1 in)Włodarczyk #1222 JUL 2018 Lublin
1479.58 m (261 ft 1 in)Włodarczyk #1331 AUG 2014 Berlin
1579.48 m (260 ft 9 in)Włodarczyk #1421 MAY 2016 Halle
1679.45 m (260 ft 7 in)Włodarczyk #1529 MAY 2016 Forbach
31779.42 m (260 ft 6 in) Betty Heidler Flag of Germany.svg  Germany 21 MAY 2011 Halle
41879.02 m (259 ft 3 in) Brooke Andersen Flag of the United States.svg  United States 30 APR 2022 Tucson [11]
1978.96 m (259 ft 0 in)Andersen #217 JUL 2022 Eugene [12]
2078.94 m (258 ft 11 in)Włodarczyk #1612 AUG 2018 Berlin
2178.76 m (258 ft 4 in)Włodarczyk #1715 AUG 2014 Zürich
2278.74 m (258 ft 4 in)Włodarczyk #1814 JUL 2018 London
2378.60 m (257 ft 10 in)Price #209 APR 2021 Warrensburg
2478.54 m (257 ft 8 in)Włodarczyk #1919 MAY 2016 Ostrava
52578.51 m (257 ft 6 in) Tatyana Lysenko Flag of Russia.svg  Russia 05 JUL 2012 Cheboksary
678.00 m (255 ft 10 in) Janee' Kassanavoid Flag of the United States.svg  United States 21 MAY 2022 Tucson [13]
777.78 m (255 ft 2 in) Gwen Berry Flag of the United States.svg  United States 08 JUN 2018 Chorzów [14]
877.68 m (254 ft 10 in) Wang Zheng Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China 29 MAR 2014 Chengdu
977.67 m (254 ft 9 in) Camryn Rogers Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada 09 JUN 2022 Eugene [15]
1077.33 m (253 ft 8 in) Zhang Wenxiu Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China 28 SEP 2014 Incheon
1177.32 m (253 ft 8 in) Aksana Miankova Flag of Belarus.svg  Belarus 29 JUN 2008 Minsk
1277.26 m (253 ft 5 in) Gulfiya Agafonova Flag of Russia.svg  Russia 12 JUN 2006 Tula
1377.13 m (253 ft 0 in) Oksana Kondratyeva Flag of Russia.svg  Russia 30 JUN 2013 Zhukovskiy
1476.90 m (252 ft 3 in) Martina Hrašnová Flag of Slovakia.svg  Slovakia 16 MAY 2009 Trnava
1576.85 m (252 ft 1 in) Malwina Kopron Flag of Poland.svg  Poland 26 AUG 2017 Taipei City [16]
1676.83 m (252 ft 0 in) Kamila Skolimowska Flag of Poland.svg  Poland 11 MAY 2007 Doha
1776.72 m (251 ft 8 in) Mariya Bespalova Flag of Russia.svg  Russia 23 JUN 2012 Zhukovsky
1876.66 m (251 ft 6 in) Volha Tsander Flag of Belarus.svg  Belarus 21 JUL 2005 Minsk
1976.63 m (251 ft 4 in) Yekaterina Khoroshikh Flag of Russia.svg  Russia 24 JUN 2006 Zhukovsky
2076.62 m (251 ft 4 in) Yipsi Moreno Flag of Cuba.svg  Cuba 09 SEP 2008 Zagreb
2176.56 m (251 ft 2 in) Alena Matoshka Flag of Belarus.svg  Belarus 12 JUN 2012 Minsk
2276.35 m (250 ft 5 in) Joanna Fiodorow Flag of Poland.svg  Poland 28 SEP 2019 Doha [17]
2376.33 m (250 ft 5 in) Darya Pchelnik Flag of Belarus.svg  Belarus 29 JUN 2008 Minsk
2476.26 m (250 ft 2 in) Hanna Malyshik Flag of Belarus.svg  Belarus 27 APR 2018 Brest
2576.21 m (250 ft 0 in) Yelena Konevtseva Flag of Russia.svg  Russia 26 MAY 2007 Sochi

Annulled marks

The following athletes had their performances (over 77.00 m) annulled due to doping offences:

Olympic medalists

Men

GamesGoldSilverBronze
1900 Paris
details
John Flanagan
US flag 45 stars.svg  United States
Truxtun Hare
US flag 45 stars.svg  United States
Josiah McCracken
US flag 45 stars.svg  United States
1904 St. Louis
details
John Flanagan
US flag 45 stars.svg  United States
John DeWitt
US flag 45 stars.svg  United States
Ralph Rose
US flag 45 stars.svg  United States
1908 London
details
John Flanagan
US flag 45 stars.svg  United States
Matt McGrath
US flag 45 stars.svg  United States
Con Walsh
Canadian Red Ensign (1868-1921).svg  Canada
1912 Stockholm
details
Matt McGrath
US flag 48 stars.svg  United States
Duncan Gillis
Canadian Red Ensign (1868-1921).svg  Canada
Clarence Childs
US flag 48 stars.svg  United States
1920 Antwerp
details
Patrick Ryan
US flag 48 stars.svg  United States
Carl Johan Lind
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden
Basil Bennett
US flag 48 stars.svg  United States
1924 Paris
details
Fred Tootell
US flag 48 stars.svg  United States
Matt McGrath
US flag 48 stars.svg  United States
Malcolm Nokes
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain
1928 Amsterdam
details
Pat O'Callaghan
Flag of Ireland.svg  Ireland
Ossian Skiöld
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden
Edmund Black
US flag 48 stars.svg  United States
1932 Los Angeles
details
Pat O'Callaghan
Flag of Ireland.svg  Ireland
Ville Pörhölä
Flag of Finland.svg  Finland
Peter Zaremba
US flag 48 stars.svg  United States
1936 Berlin
details
Karl Hein
Flag of the German Reich (1935-1945).svg  Germany
Erwin Blask
Flag of the German Reich (1935-1945).svg  Germany
Fred Warngård
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden
1948 London
details
Imre Németh
Flag of Hungary (1946-1949, 1956-1957).svg  Hungary
Ivan Gubijan
Flag of SFR Yugoslavia.svg  Yugoslavia
Robert Bennett
US flag 48 stars.svg  United States
1952 Helsinki
details
József Csermák
Flag of Hungary (1949-1956).svg  Hungary
Karl Storch
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany
Imre Németh
Flag of Hungary (1949-1956).svg  Hungary
1956 Melbourne
details
Hal Connolly
US flag 48 stars.svg  United States
Mikhail Krivonosov
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union
Anatoliy Samotsvetov
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union
1960 Rome
details
Vasily Rudenkov
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union
Gyula Zsivótzky
Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary
Tadeusz Rut
Flag of Poland (1928-1980).svg  Poland
1964 Tokyo
details
Romuald Klim
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union
Gyula Zsivótzky
Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary
Uwe Beyer
Flag of the German Olympic Team (1960-1968).svg  United Team of Germany
1968 Mexico City
details
Gyula Zsivótzky
Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary
Romuald Klim
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union
Lázár Lovász
Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary
1972 Munich
details
Anatoliy Bondarchuk
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union
Jochen Sachse
Flag of East Germany.svg  East Germany
Vasiliy Khmelevskiy
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union
1976 Montreal
details
Yuriy Sedykh
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union
Aleksey Spiridonov
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union
Anatoliy Bondarchuk
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union
1980 Moscow
details
Yuriy Sedykh
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union
Sergey Litvinov
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union
Jüri Tamm
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union
1984 Los Angeles
details
Juha Tiainen
Flag of Finland.svg  Finland
Karl-Hans Riehm
Flag of Germany.svg  West Germany
Klaus Ploghaus
Flag of Germany.svg  West Germany
1988 Seoul
details
Sergey Litvinov
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union
Yuriy Sedykh
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union
Jüri Tamm
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union
1992 Barcelona
details
Andrey Abduvaliyev
Olympic flag.svg  Unified Team
Igor Astapkovich
Olympic flag.svg  Unified Team
Igor Nikulin
Olympic flag.svg  Unified Team
1996 Atlanta
details
Balázs Kiss
Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary
Lance Deal
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
Oleksandr Krykun
Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine
2000 Sydney
details
Szymon Ziółkowski
Flag of Poland.svg  Poland
Nicola Vizzoni
Flag of Italy.svg  Italy
Igor Astapkovich
Flag of Belarus (1995-2012).svg  Belarus
2004 Athens
details
Koji Murofushi
Flag of Japan.svg  Japan
Not awarded [18] Eşref Apak
Flag of Turkey.svg  Turkey
2008 Beijing
details
Primož Kozmus
Flag of Slovenia.svg  Slovenia
Vadim Devyatovskiy
Flag of Belarus (1995-2012).svg  Belarus [19]
Ivan Tsikhan
Flag of Belarus (1995-2012).svg  Belarus [19]
2012 London
details
Krisztián Pars
Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary
Primož Kozmus
Flag of Slovenia.svg  Slovenia
Koji Murofushi
Flag of Japan.svg  Japan
2016 Rio de Janeiro
details
Dilshod Nazarov
Flag of Tajikistan.svg  Tajikistan
Ivan Tsikhan
Flag of Belarus.svg  Belarus
Wojciech Nowicki
Flag of Poland.svg  Poland
2020 Tokyo
details
Wojciech Nowicki
Flag of Poland.svg  Poland
Eivind Henriksen
Flag of Norway.svg  Norway
Paweł Fajdek
Flag of Poland.svg  Poland

Women

GamesGoldSilverBronze
2000 Sydney
details
Kamila Skolimowska
Flag of Poland.svg  Poland
Olga Kuzenkova
Flag of Russia.svg  Russia
Kirsten Münchow
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany
2004 Athens
details
Olga Kuzenkova
Flag of Russia.svg  Russia
Yipsi Moreno
Flag of Cuba.svg  Cuba
Yunaika Crawford
Flag of Cuba.svg  Cuba
2008 Beijing
details
Yipsi Moreno
Flag of Cuba.svg  Cuba
Zhang Wenxiu
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China
Manuela Montebrun
Flag of France.svg  France
2012 London
details
Anita Włodarczyk
Flag of Poland.svg  Poland
Betty Heidler
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany
Zhang Wenxiu
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China
2016 Rio de Janeiro
details
Anita Włodarczyk
Flag of Poland.svg  Poland
Zhang Wenxiu
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China
Sophie Hitchon
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain
2020 Tokyo
details
Anita Włodarczyk
Flag of Poland.svg  Poland
Wang Zheng
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China
Malwina Kopron
Flag of Poland.svg  Poland

World Championships medalists

Men

ChampionshipsGoldSilverBronze
1983 Helsinki
details
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Sergey Litvinov  (URS)Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Yuriy Sedykh  (URS)Flag of Poland.svg  Zdzisław Kwaśny  (POL)
1987 Rome
details
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Sergey Litvinov  (URS)Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Jüri Tamm  (URS)Flag of East Germany.svg  Ralf Haber  (GDR)
1991 Tokyo
details
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Yuriy Sedykh  (URS)Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Igor Astapkovich  (URS)Flag of Germany.svg  Heinz Weis  (GER)
1993 Stuttgart
details
Flag of Tajikistan.svg  Andrey Abduvaliyev  (TJK)Flag of Belarus (1918, 1991-1995).svg  Igor Astapkovich  (BLR)Flag of Hungary.svg  Tibor Gécsek  (HUN)
1995 Gothenburg
details
Flag of Tajikistan.svg  Andrey Abduvaliyev  (TJK)Flag of Belarus.svg  Igor Astapkovich  (BLR)Flag of Hungary.svg  Tibor Gécsek  (HUN)
1997 Athens
details
Flag of Germany.svg  Heinz Weis  (GER)Flag of Ukraine.svg  Andriy Skvaruk  (UKR)Flag of Russia.svg  Vasiliy Sidorenko  (RUS)
1999 Seville
details
Flag of Germany.svg  Karsten Kobs  (GER)Flag of Hungary.svg  Zsolt Németh  (HUN)Flag of Ukraine.svg  Vladyslav Piskunov  (UKR)
2001 Edmonton
details
Flag of Poland.svg  Szymon Ziółkowski  (POL)Flag of Japan.svg  Koji Murofushi  (JPN)Flag of Russia.svg  Ilya Konovalov  (RUS)
2003 Saint-Denis
details
Flag of Belarus.svg  Ivan Tsikhan  (BLR)Flag of Hungary.svg  Adrián Annus  (HUN)Flag of Japan.svg  Koji Murofushi  (JPN)
2005 Helsinki
details
Flag of Poland.svg  Szymon Ziółkowski  (POL)Flag of Germany.svg  Markus Esser  (GER)Flag of Finland.svg  Olli-Pekka Karjalainen  (FIN)
2007 Osaka
details
Flag of Belarus.svg  Ivan Tsikhan  (BLR)Flag of Slovenia.svg  Primož Kozmus  (SLO)Flag of Slovakia.svg  Libor Charfreitag  (SVK)
2009 Berlin
details
Flag of Slovenia.svg  Primož Kozmus  (SLO)Flag of Poland.svg  Szymon Ziółkowski  (POL)Flag of Russia.svg  Aleksey Zagornyi  (RUS)
2011 Daegu
details
Flag of Japan.svg  Koji Murofushi  (JPN)Flag of Hungary.svg  Krisztián Pars  (HUN)Flag of Slovenia.svg  Primož Kozmus  (SLO)
2013 Moscow
details
Flag of Poland.svg  Paweł Fajdek  (POL)Flag of Hungary.svg  Krisztián Pars  (HUN)Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Lukáš Melich  (CZE)
2015 Beijing
details
Flag of Poland.svg  Paweł Fajdek  (POL)Flag of Tajikistan.svg  Dilshod Nazarov  (TJK)Flag of Poland.svg  Wojciech Nowicki  (POL)
2017 London
details
Flag of Poland.svg  Paweł Fajdek  (POL)ANA flag (2017).svg  Valeriy Pronkin  (ANA)Flag of Poland.svg  Wojciech Nowicki  (POL)
2019 Doha
details
Flag of Poland.svg  Paweł Fajdek  (POL)Flag of France.svg  Quentin Bigot  (FRA)Flag of Hungary.svg  Bence Halász  (HUN)
Flag of Poland.svg  Wojciech Nowicki  (POL)
2022 Eugene
details
Flag of Poland.svg  Paweł Fajdek  (POL)Flag of Poland.svg  Wojciech Nowicki  (POL)Flag of Norway.svg  Eivind Henriksen  (NOR)

Medal table

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1Flag of Poland.svg  Poland  (POL)72413
2Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union  (URS)3306
3Flag of Belarus.svg  Belarus  (BLR)2204
4Flag of Germany.svg  Germany  (GER)2114
5Flag of Tajikistan.svg  Tajikistan  (TJK)2103
6Flag of Japan.svg  Japan  (JPN)1102
Flag of Slovenia.svg  Slovenia  (SLO)1102
8Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)1034
9Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary  (HUN)0437
10Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine  (UKR)0112
11Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada  (CAN)0101
Flag of France.svg  France  (FRA)0101
ANA flag (2017).svg  Authorised Neutral Athletes  (ANA)0101
13Flag of Russia.svg  Russia  (RUS)0022
14Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic  (CZE)0011
Flag of East Germany.svg  East Germany  (GDR)0011
Flag of Finland.svg  Finland  (FIN)0011
Flag of Norway.svg  Norway  (NOR)0011
Flag of Slovakia.svg  Slovakia  (SVK)0011
Totals (18 entries)19191957

Women

ChampionshipsGoldSilverBronze
1999 Seville
details
Flag of Romania.svg  Mihaela Melinte  (ROU)Flag of Russia.svg  Olga Kuzenkova  (RUS)Flag of American Samoa.svg  Lisa Misipeka  (ASA)
2001 Edmonton
details
Flag of Cuba.svg  Yipsi Moreno  (CUB)Flag of Russia.svg  Olga Kuzenkova  (RUS)Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Bronwyn Eagles  (AUS)
2003 Saint-Denis
details
Flag of Cuba.svg  Yipsi Moreno  (CUB)Flag of Russia.svg  Olga Kuzenkova  (RUS)Flag of France.svg  Manuela Montebrun  (FRA)
2005 Helsinki
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Notes and references

  1. "Hammer Throw". World Athletics. Archived from the original on 19 November 2021. Retrieved 12 May 2022.
  2. Johannsen, Dana (1 August 2021). "Tokyo 2020: Why the Olympic hammer throw may become a new national obsession". Stuff . Retrieved 1 August 2021.
  3. "Hammer Throw". World Athletics. World Athletics.
  4. "Laying Out Sector Angles for the Track and Field Throwing Events" (PDF). USA Track & Field Pacific Northwest. Retrieved 19 March 2022. The shot, discus, hammer & weight throw sector is 34.92º. This angle was chosen due to its simple geometry.
  5. "All-time men's best hammer throw". IAAF. 7 May 2017. Retrieved 7 May 2017.
  6. Phil Minshull (9 August 2015). "Fajdek throws 83.93m in Szczecin". IAAF. Retrieved 10 August 2015.
  7. Roy Jordan (21 June 2021). "Bromell back to his best while Felix and Winkler make history in Eugene". World Athletics. Retrieved 4 July 2021.
  8. "All-time women's best hammer throw". IAAF. 7 May 2017. Retrieved 7 May 2017.
  9. "Wlodarczyk extends hammer world record in Warsaw". IAAF. 28 August 2016. Retrieved 28 August 2016.
  10. Roy Jordan (27 June 2021). "Holloway, Thomas, Benjamin and Price shine on superb day in Eugene". World Athletics. Retrieved 13 July 2021.
  11. "World U20 sprint records fall as Knighton runs 19.49 and Tebogo clocks 9.96". World Athletics. 30 April 2022. Retrieved 27 May 2022.
  12. "Women's Hammer Throw Results" (PDF). World Athletics. 17 July 2022. Retrieved 19 July 2022.
  13. "Kassanavoid climbs to No.6 all time with 78.00m hammer throw". World Athetlics. 22 May 2022. Retrieved 10 June 2022.
  14. Jon Mulkeen (8 June 2018). "Berry and Nowicki topple hammer favourites in Chorzow". IAAF. Retrieved 11 June 2018.
  15. "Fahnbulleh takes sprint double at NCAA Championships". World Athletics. 11 June 2022. Retrieved 22 June 2022.
  16. "Women's Hammer Final Results" (PDF). 2017.taipei. 26 August 2017. Retrieved 26 August 2017.
  17. "Hammer Throw Results" (PDF). IAAF. 28 September 2019. Retrieved 29 September 2019.
  18. 2004 Olympic Hammer Throw Medalists. Olympic.org. Retrieved on 2014-04-19.
  19. 1 2 Engeler, Elaine (10 June 2010). "CAS Reinstates Medals for Hammer Throwers". Yahoo! Sports. Associated Press. Retrieved 15 June 2010.

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