Hammer throw

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Hammer throw
John Flanagan.jpg
Irish-born 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)
Kathrin Klaas throwing the hammer in 2011 Kathrin Klaas.jpg
Kathrin Klaas throwing the hammer in 2011
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"
The traditional Highland games version of event Hammer throw.jpg
The traditional Highland games version of event
The contemporary version of the hammer throw Hammerthrow wire.jpg
The contemporary version of the hammer throw
World Athletics Championships 2007 in Osaka - Victory Ceremony for Hammer Throw with winner Ivan Tsikhan (middle) Osaka07 D3A Hammer Throw VC.jpg
World Athletics Championships 2007 in Osaka - Victory Ceremony for Hammer Throw with winner Ivan Tsikhan (middle)

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. 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 (see Competition section below for details).

Contents

Men's Hammer Throw Final - 28th Summer Universiade 2015
Safety net for hammer throw Safety net for hammer throw in Lappajarvi.JPG
Safety net for hammer throw

History

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.

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 8.82 lb (4 kg) 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 evolved hammer throw competition to a point where more focus is on speed in order to gain maximum distance.

The throwing motion involves about two swings from a stationary position, then three, four or very rarely five rotations of the body in a circular motion using a complicated heel-toe movement of the foot. The ball moves in a circular path, gradually increasing in velocity with each turn with the high point of the hammer ball toward the target sector and the low point at the back of the circle. The thrower releases the ball at the side of the circle as the hammer's velocity tends upward and toward the target.

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.

All-time top 25

Men

RankMarkAthletePlaceDateRef
186.74 m (284 ft 6+34 in)Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Yuriy Sedykh  (URS) Stuttgart 30 August 1986
286.04 m (282 ft 3+14 in)Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Sergey Litvinov  (URS) Dresden 3 July 1986
384.90 m (278 ft 6+12 in)Flag of Belarus.svg  Vadim Devyatovskiy  (BLR) Minsk 21 July 2005
484.86 m (278 ft 4+34 in)Flag of Japan.svg  Koji Murofushi  (JPN) Prague 29 June 2003
584.62 m (277 ft 7+14 in)Flag of Belarus (1918, 1991-1995).svg  Igor Astapkovich  (BLR) Seville 6 June 1992
684.51 m (277 ft 3 in)Flag of Belarus.svg  Ivan Tsikhan  (BLR) Grodno 9 July 2008
784.48 m (277 ft 1+34 in)Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Igor Nikulin  (URS) Lausanne 12 July 1990
884.40 m (276 ft 10+34 in)Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Jüri Tamm  (URS) Banská Bystrica 9 September 1984
984.19 m (276 ft 2+12 in)Flag of Hungary.svg  Adrián Annus  (HUN) Szombathely 10 August 2003
1083.93 m (275 ft 4+14 in)Flag of Poland.svg  Paweł Fajdek  (POL) Szczecin 9 August 2015 [2]
1183.68 m (274 ft 6+14 in)Flag of Hungary.svg  Tibor Gécsek  (HUN) Zalaegerszeg 19 September 1998
1283.46 m (273 ft 9+34 in)Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Andrey Abduvaliyev  (URS) Sochi 26 May 1990
1383.43 m (273 ft 8+12 in)Flag of Russia.svg  Aleksey Zagornyi  (RUS) Adler 10 February 2002
1483.40 m (273 ft 7+14 in)Flag of East Germany.svg  Ralf Haber  (DDR) Athens 16 May 1988
1583.38 m (273 ft 6+12 in)Flag of Poland.svg  Szymon Ziółkowski  (POL) Edmonton 5 August 2001
1683.30 m (273 ft 3+12 in)Flag of Finland.svg  Olli-Pekka Karjalainen  (FIN) Lahti 14 July 2004
1783.04 m (272 ft 5+14 in)Flag of Germany.svg  Heinz Weis  (DEU) Frankfurt 29 June 1997
1883.00 m (272 ft 3+12 in)Flag of Hungary.svg  Balázs Kiss  (HUN) Saint-Denis 4 June 1998
1982.78 m (271 ft 7 in)Flag of Germany.svg  Karsten Kobs  (DEU) Dortmund 26 June 1999
2082.71 m (271 ft 4+14 in)Flag of the United States.svg  Rudy Winkler  (USA) Eugene 20 June 2021
2182.69 m (271 ft 3+12 in)Flag of Hungary.svg  Krisztián Pars  (HUN) Zürich 16 August 2014
2282.64 m (271 ft 1+12 in)Flag of East Germany.svg  Günther Rodehau  (DDR) Dresden 3 August 1985
2382.62 m (271 ft 34 in)Flag of Russia.svg  Sergey Kirmasov  (RUS) Zalaegerszeg 30 May 1998
82.62 m (271 ft 34 in)Flag of Ukraine.svg  Andriy Skvaruk  (UKR) Kyiv 27 April 2002
2582.58 m (270 ft 11 in)Flag of Slovenia.svg  Primož Kozmus  (SVN) Celje 2 September 2009

Notes

Below is a list of all other throws equal or superior to 86.50 m:

  • Yuriy Sedykh 86.66 (1986). Sedykh also threw 86.68 and 86.62 ancillary marks during world record competition.
  • Ivan Tsikhan of Belarus also threw 86.73 on 3 July 2005 in Brest, but this performance was annulled due to drugs disqualification.


Women

RankMarkAthleteDatePlaceRef
182.98 m (272 ft 2+34 in)Flag of Poland.svg  Anita Włodarczyk  (POL)28 August 2016 Warsaw [4]
279.42 m (260 ft 6+34 in)Flag of Germany.svg  Betty Heidler  (GER)21 May 2011 Halle
378.60 m (257 ft 10+14 in)Flag of the United States.svg  DeAnna Price  (USA)9 April 2021 Columbia [5]
478.51 m (257 ft 6+34 in)Flag of Russia.svg  Tatyana Lysenko  (RUS)5 July 2012 Cheboksary
578.18 m (256 ft 5+34 in)Flag of the United States.svg  Brooke Andersen  (USA)10 April 2021 Wichita [6]
677.78 m (255 ft 2 in)Flag of the United States.svg  Gwen Berry  (USA)8 June 2018 Chorzów [7]
777.68 m (254 ft 10+14 in)Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  Wang Zheng  (CHN)29 March 2014 Chengdu
877.33 m (253 ft 8+14 in)Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  Zhang Wenxiu  (CHN)28 September 2014 Incheon
977.32 m (253 ft 8 in)Flag of Belarus.svg  Aksana Miankova  (BLR)29 June 2008 Minsk
1077.26 m (253 ft 5+12 in)Flag of Russia.svg  Gulfiya Agafonova  (RUS)12 June 2006 Tula
1177.13 m (253 ft 12 in)Flag of Russia.svg  Oksana Kondratyeva  (RUS)30 June 2013 Zhukovskiy
1276.90 m (252 ft 3+12 in)Flag of Slovakia.svg  Martina Hrašnová  (SVK)16 May 2009 Trnava
1376.85 m (252 ft 1+12 in)Flag of Poland.svg  Malwina Kopron  (POL)26 August 2017 Taipei City [8]
1476.83 m (252 ft 34 in)Flag of Poland.svg  Kamila Skolimowska  (POL)11 May 2007 Doha
1576.72 m (251 ft 8+14 in)Flag of Russia.svg  Mariya Bespalova  (RUS)23 June 2012 Zhukovsky
1676.66 m (251 ft 6 in)Flag of Belarus.svg  Volha Tsander  (BLR)23 June 2006 Minsk
1776.63 m (251 ft 4+34 in)Flag of Russia.svg  Yekaterina Khoroshikh  (RUS)23 June 2006 Zhukovsky
1876.62 m (251 ft 4+12 in)Flag of Cuba.svg  Yipsi Moreno  (CUB)9 September 2008 Zagreb
1976.56 m (251 ft 2 in)Flag of Belarus.svg  Alena Matoshka  (BLR)12 June 2012 Minsk
2076.35 m (250 ft 5+34 in)Flag of Poland.svg  Joanna Fiodorow  (POL)28 September 2019 Doha [9]
2176.33 m (250 ft 5 in)Flag of Belarus.svg  Darya Pchelnik  (BLR)29 June 2008 Minsk
2276.26 m (250 ft 2+14 in)Flag of Belarus.svg  Hanna Malyshik  (BLR)27 April 2018 Brest
2376.21 m (250 ft 14 in)Flag of Russia.svg  Yelena Konevtseva  (RUS)26 May 2007 Sochi
2476.17 m (249 ft 10+34 in)Flag of Russia.svg  Anna Bulgakova  (RUS)24 July 2013 Moscow
2576.07 m (249 ft 6+34 in)Flag of Romania.svg  Mihaela Melinte  (ROU)29 August 1999 Rüdlingen

Notes

Below is a list of all other performances (excluding ancillary throws) equal or superior to 78.00 m:

  • Anita Włodarczyk also threw 82.87 (2017), 82.29 (2016), 81.08 (2015), 80.85 (2015), 80.79 (2017), 80.26 (2016), 79.80 (2017), 79.73 (2017), 79.72 (2017), 79.61 (2016), 79.59 (2018), 79.58 (2016), 79.48 (2016), 79.45 (2016), 78.94 (2018), 78.76 (2014), 78.74 (2018), 78.54 (2016), 78.46 (2013), 78.30 (2010), 78.28 (2015), 78.24 (2015), 78.22 (2013), 78.17 (2014), 78.16 (2015), 78.14 (2016), 78.10 (2016) and 78.00 (2017).
  • Betty Heidler also threw 78.07 (2012) and 78.00 (2014).
  • DeAnna Price also threw 78.24 (2019), 78.12 (2018).

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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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 [10] 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 [11]
Ivan Tsikhan
Flag of Belarus (1995-2012).svg  Belarus [11]
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

Women

GamesGoldSilverBronze
2000 Sydney
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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
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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
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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
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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

World Championships medalists

Men

ChampionshipsGoldSilverBronze
1983 Helsinki
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Flag of Poland.svg  Paweł Fajdek  (POL)ANA flag (2017).svg  Valeriy Pronkin  (ANA)Flag of Poland.svg  Wojciech Nowicki  (POL)
2019 Doha
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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)

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
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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
details
Flag of Cuba.svg  Yipsi Moreno  (CUB)Flag of Russia.svg  Tatyana Lysenko  (RUS)Flag of France.svg  Manuela Montebrun  (FRA)
2007 Osaka
details
Flag of Germany.svg  Betty Heidler  (GER)Flag of Cuba.svg  Yipsi Moreno  (CUB)Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  Zhang Wenxiu  (CHN)
2009 Berlin
details
Flag of Poland.svg  Anita Włodarczyk  (POL)Flag of Germany.svg  Betty Heidler  (GER)Flag of Slovakia.svg  Martina Hrašnová  (SVK)
2011 Daegu
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Flag of Russia.svg  Tatyana Lysenko  (RUS)Flag of Germany.svg  Betty Heidler  (GER)Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  Zhang Wenxiu  (CHN)
2013 Moscow
details
Flag of Poland.svg  Anita Włodarczyk  (POL)Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  Zhang Wenxiu  (CHN)Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  Wang Zheng  (CHN)
2015 Beijing
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Flag of Poland.svg  Anita Włodarczyk  (POL)Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  Zhang Wenxiu  (CHN)Flag of France.svg  Alexandra Tavernier  (FRA)
2017 London
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Flag of Poland.svg  Anita Włodarczyk  (POL)Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  Wang Zheng  (CHN)Flag of Poland.svg  Malwina Kopron  (POL)
2019 Doha
details
Flag of the United States.svg  DeAnna Price  (USA)Flag of Poland.svg  Joanna Fiodorow  (POL)Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  Wang Zheng  (CHN)

Season's bests

See also

Notes and references

  1. "Hammer Throw - Introduction". IAAF. Retrieved 12 December 2011.
  2. Phil Minshull (9 August 2015). "Fajdek throws 83.93m in Szczecin". IAAF. Retrieved 10 August 2015.
  3. "All-time women's best hammer throw". IAAF. 7 May 2017. Retrieved 7 May 2017.
  4. "Wlodarczyk extends hammer world record in Warsaw". IAAF. 28 August 2016. Retrieved 28 August 2016.
  5. Jon Mulkeen (10 April 2021). "Price breaks North American hammer record with 78.60m". World Athletics. Retrieved 10 April 2021.
  6. Steve Smythe (13 April 2021). "Deanna Price goes No.3 all-time in the hammer – weekly round-up". athleticsweekly.com. Retrieved 26 April 2021.
  7. Jon Mulkeen (8 June 2018). "Berry and Nowicki topple hammer favourites in Chorzow". IAAF. Retrieved 11 June 2018.
  8. "Women's Hammer Final Results" (PDF). 2017.taipei. 26 August 2017. Retrieved 26 August 2017.
  9. "Hammer Throw Results" (PDF). IAAF. 28 September 2019. Retrieved 29 September 2019.
  10. 2004 Olympic Hammer Throw Medalists. Olympic.org. Retrieved on 2014-04-19.
  11. 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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Sergey Litvinov (athlete, born 1958) Russian hammer thrower and coach

Sergey Nikolaevich Litvinov was a Russian hammer thrower and athletics coach. He competed at the 1980 Summer Olympics and the 1988 Summer Olympics, missing the 1984 Summer Olympics due to the Soviet boycott, and won a silver and a gold medal, respectively. He also won two world titles, in 1983 and 1987. After retiring from competitions he coached elite hammer throwers including Ivan Tsikhan and his son Sergey.

Betty Heidler German hammer thrower

Betty Heidler is a retired German track and field athlete who competed in the hammer throw. She held the world record from 2011 until 2014 with her personal best throw of 79.42 m. She is the 2012 Olympic silver medallist, the 2007 World champion and the 2009 and 2011 World Championship silver medallist. She also finished fourth in the Olympic finals in 2004 and 2016.

Anita Włodarczyk Polish hammer thrower

Anita Włodarczyk is a Polish hammer thrower. She is the 2012 and 2016 Olympic champion, and the first and only woman in history to throw the hammer over 80 m; she currently holds the women's world record of 82.98 m. She is considered the greatest women’s hammer thrower of all time.

The first World Record in the hammer throw for women (athletics) was recognised by the International Association of Athletics Federations in 1994.

The Men's Hammer Throw event at the 2009 World Championships in Athletics was held at the Olympic Stadium on August 15 and August 17. With reigning champion Ivan Tsikhan banned from competition for doping offences, the 2008 Olympic gold and silver medallists Primož Kozmus and Krisztián Pars were the favourites in the event. Pars entered the competition with a world-leading throw of 81.43 m and an 18 competition win-streak. Belarusian Yuriy Shayunov and Russian Aleksey Zagornyi, the only other athletes to have thrown over eighty metres twice that season prior to the championships, were identified as possible podium finishers. Nicola Vizzoni, Igor Sokolov, Olli-Pekka Karjalainen, Szymon Ziółkowski, Koji Murofushi, and Libor Charfreitag were all predicted to have an outside chance of a medal.

Janusz Kusociński Memorial

The Janusz Kusociński Memorial is an annual track and field meeting at different venues in Poland, in recent times at the Silesian Stadium in Chorzów, Poland.

Paweł Fajdek Polish hammer thrower

Paweł Fajdek is a Polish hammer thrower with personal best 83.93 metres. He is a four-time World Champion in the event.

2009 European Cup Winter Throwing

The 2009 European Cup Winter Throwing was held on 14 and 15 March at the Estadio de Los Realejos in Tenerife, Spain. It was the ninth edition of the athletics competition for throwing events and was organised by the European Athletics Association and the Real Federación Española de Atletismo. The competition featured men's and women's contests in shot put, discus throw, javelin throw and hammer throw. In addition to the senior competitions, there were also under-23 events for younger athletes. A total of 226 athletes from 29 nations entered the competition. It was the first time that Spain hosted the competition.

The women's hammer throw at the 2013 World Championships in Athletics was held at the Luzhniki Stadium on 14–16 August.

Zhao Qinggang is a Chinese track and field athlete who competes in the javelin throw. His 89.15 m personal best throw, set in 2014, is the Chinese record. It was also the Asian record until surpassed in 2017. He represented his country at the 2013 World Championships in Athletics. He is the 2014 Asian Games champion. At the East Asian Games he was the runner-up in 2009 and winner in 2013. He is a two-time Chinese champion and was the winner of the 2013 National Games of China.

The women's hammer throw competition at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The event was held at the Olympic Stadium on 12–15 August. Each athlete received three throws in the qualifying round. All who achieved the qualifying distance progressed to the final. Each finalist was allowed three throws in last round, with the top eight athletes after that point being given three further attempts.

The women's hammer throw at the 2015 World Championships in Athletics was held at the Beijing National Stadium on 26 and 27 August.

Magnus Kirt is an Estonian athlete who competes in the javelin throw. He won the silver medal at the 2019 World Championships. His personal best of 90.61 m is the Estonian record.

2017 World Championships in Athletics – Womens hammer throw

The women's hammer throw at the 2017 World Championships in Athletics was held at the Olympic Stadium on 5 and 7 August.

The women's hammer throw at the 2019 World Athletics Championships was held at the Khalifa International Stadium in Doha from 27 to 28 September 2019.