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1991 World Championships in Athletics Tokyo, Japan

1991 3rd IAAF World Championships - Tokyo - Men's Hammer Throw

 

 

Host City: Tokyo. Japan Format: Qualifying round (75.50 or top 12 to final) (Aug 25)
Dates: August 23 – September 1
Nations participating: 167
Athletes participating: 1517
    Main venue: Olympic Stadium
Overview by IAAF   tokyo olympic stadium04 
At 36. Sedykh won the only title to have eluded him. On this occasion the world record holder was not favourite. Igor Astapkovich was expected to add the World title to his European gold of 1990. The qualifying round was led by a third Soviet. Andrey Abduvaliyev (80.36). In the final. Sedykh. throwing first. outclassed everyone with 81.38. He followed this with throws of 81.70. 81.06 and 80.26. No-one else got further than 80m until a determined Astapkovich managed 80.94 in the fifth. Weis. unlucky to miss a medal in 1987. confirmed his third place with 80.44 on the last throw of the contest. Abduvaliyev could not match his qualifying form. and the USSR lost its final chance for a World Championship medal sweep. The winner said he had no plans to retire. “For the past 24 years. all my good memories are connected with this sport. As long as I have the ambition and desire. I’ll keep competing for the time being. This is such enjoyment. I was expecting a medal but not that kind of medal.”
 These are the official results of the Men's Hammer Throw event at the 1991 World Championships in Tokyo, Japan. There were a total number of 27 participating athletes, with the final held on Sunday August 25, 1991. The qualification mark was set at 75.50 metres.

Records

Standing records prior to the 1991 World Athletics Championships
World Record  Yuriy Sedykh (URS) 86.74 m August 30, 1986 West Germany Stuttgart, West Germany
Event Record  Sergey Litvinov (URS) 83.06 m September 1, 1987 Italy Rome, Italy
Season Best  Igor Astapkovich (URS) 84.26 m July 3, 1991 France Reims, France
 
  Hammer Throw 25 August
  Final
1 Yuriy Sedykh URS 11 Jun 55 81.70
2 Igor Astapkovich URS 4 Jan 63 80.94
3 Heinz Weis FRG 14 Jul 63 80.44
4 Tibor Gécsek HUN 22 Sep 64 78.98
5 Andrey Abduvaliyev URS 30 Jun 66 78.30
6 Walter Ciofani FRA 17 Feb 62 76.48
7 Ken Flax USA 20 Apr 63 75.98
8 Raphaël Piolanti FRA 14 Nov 67 73.64
9 Sean Carlin AUS 29 Nov 67 73.24
10 Claus Dethloff GER 24 Sep 68 72.96
11 Bi Zhong CHN 1 Sep 68 69.50
12 Plamen Minev BUL 28 Apr 65 68.70
Qualification 24 August
Group A
1 Andrey Abduvaliyev URS 80.36
2 Igor Astapkovich URS 79.06
3 Tibor Gecsek HUN 75.68
4 Raphael Piolanti FRA 74.92
5 Sean Carlin AUS 74.90
6 Claus Dethloff GER 73.54
7 Lance Deal USA 72.90
8 Ivan Tanev BUL 72.52
9 Enrico Sgrulletti ITA 72.40
10 Paul Head GBR 68.52
11 Kjell Bystedt SWE 67.20
12 Guillermo Guzman MEX 66.80
13 Andres Charadia ARG 66.52
Group B
1 Yuriy Sedykh URS 77.96
2 Plamen Minev BUL 75.08
3 Walter Ciofani FRA 74.74
4 Heinz Weis GER 74.40
5 Ken Flax USA 73.26
6 Zhong Bi CHN 73.24
7 Johann Lindner AUT 72.90
8 Imre Szitas HUN 71.92
9 Savas Saritzoglou GRE 70.60
10 Jud Logan USA 70.04
11 Angus Cooper NZL 68.48
12 Ajet Toska ALB 67.26
13 Cherif El Hennawi EGY 57.26
14 Tuck Yim Wong SIN 46.04

Group A 24 AUG 1991 12:00 Please click on a row below to view more information

Order / LaneATHLETECOUNTRYPBSB 1991
1 Raphaël Piolanti FRA FRA 68.26  
2 Enrico Sgrulletti ITA ITA    
3 Igor Astapkovich URS URS 84.26 84.26
4 Andrey Abduvaliyev URS URS 83.46 82.80
5 Ivan Tanev BUL BUL 82.08  
6 Guillermo Guzmán MEX MEX    
7 Tibor Gécsek HUN HUN 81.68 80.72
8 Claus Dethloff GER GER    
9 Andrés Charadia ARG ARG 63.70  
10 Paul Head GBR GBR 74.02  
11 Sean Carlin AUS AUS 68.98  
12 Lance Deal USA USA 78.44 78.44
13 Kjell Bystedt SWE SWE 78.64  

Group B 24 AUG 1991 12:00 

Order / LaneATHLETECOUNTRYPBSB 1991
1 Ajet Toska ALB ALB 75.92  
2 Yuriy Sedykh URS URS 86.74 82.62
3 Zhong Bi CHN CHN 77.04  
4 Johann Lindner AUT AUT 79.70  
5 Cherif El Hennawi EGY EGY 69.60  
6 Angus Cooper NZL NZL 63.64  
7 Imre Szitás HUN HUN 80.60  
8 Savas Saritzoglou GRE GRE 70.32  
9 Plamen Minev BUL BUL 82.40 82.40
10 Heinz Weis GER GER 82.84  
11 Ken Flax USA USA 80.02  
12 Walter Ciofani FRA FRA 78.50  
13 Jud Logan USA USA 81.88  
14 James Wong SGP SGP 32.88
 

 

 

 

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