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2005 World Championships in Athletics Helsinki, Finland

2005 10th IAAF World Championships - Helsinki - Men's Hammer Throw

Helsinki Olympic Stadium 

 

Host City: Helsinki, Finland Format: Qualifying round (77.50 or top 12 to final) (Aug 6)
Dates: 6–14 August 2005
Nations participating: 196
Athletes participating: 1,891
    Main venue: Helsinki Olympic Stadium
Overview by IAAF    Helsinki Olympic Stadium
Olympic Champion Murofushi was injured, but would have had his hands full with Tikhon and Devyatovski, who with 86.73 and 84.90 headed the list of entrants. The Belarusians led the qualifiers with 79.26 and 81.20 respectively, though Tikhon only progressed with his third and final effort. In the final Esser was the early leader with 78.57 and 79.11, and Devyatovski had the first 80m throw (80.45) in round two, with Tikhon answering in the next round with 80.97 – after opening with two fouls. The tall (194/120Kg) Devyatovski responded with 82.60, which led the more compact (186/110Kg) Tikhon to produce a throw of 83.89, a championship record, and beaten in a global championship only by his coach Sergey Litvinov (84.80 at the 1988 Olympics).
 Tikhon followed Litvinov and Andrey Abduvaliyev as the only men to retain a hammer throw world title. On March 8, 2013 the IAAF announced that re-testing of doping samples taken in Helsinki had revealed adverse findings for Tikhon and Devyatovski. The former had already failed a re-test from the 2004 Olympic Games, resulting the 2012 stripping of the silver medal he won on that occasion. “This re-testing is just the latest example of the IAAF’s firm resolve to expose cheating in our sport,” remarked the IAAF President Lamine Diack. The IAAF confirmed the annullment of Tikhon’s Helsinki gold in February 2014. His offences in 2004 & 2005 were regarded as one transgression, because he could not have been informed of the 2004 infraction before he committed another in 2005. The IAAF Doping Review Board confirmed a two-year period of anulled results for the Belarusian (August 22, 2004 to August 21, 2006) and an additional two-year suspension (August 4, 2012 to August 3, 2014). The 2005 world title passed to Devyatovski, who was ultimately exonerated of all charges in 2016 when the Court of Arbitration for Sport judged that it has not been definitively established that the Belarusian had committed any anti-doping rule violation. Belarus’s third hammer thrower Vorontsov originally placed 27th overall, but he too was found guilty of a doping offence following the re-analysis of his Helsinki sample
 The Men's Hammer Throw event at the 2005 World Championships in Athletics was held at the Helsinki Olympic Stadium on August 6 and August 8.

Records

Standing records prior to the 2005 World Athletics Championships
World Record  Yuriy Sedykh (URS) 86.74 m August 30, 1986 West Germany Stuttgart, West Germany
Event Record  Szymon Ziółkowski (POL) 83.38 m August 5, 2001 Canada Edmonton, Canada
Season Best  Ivan Tikhon (BLR) 86.73 m July 3, 2005 Belarus Brest, Belarus
Broken records during the 2005 World Athletics Championships
Event Record  Ivan Tikhon (BLR) 83.89 m August 8, 2005 Finland Helsinki, Finland
 
  Hammer Throw 8 August
  Final

Event Report - Men Hammer Throw Final

Tikhon takes his second title

Ivan Tikhon retained his World hammer crown in Helsinki this evening with a championships record throw of 83.89 after a tense tussle with his Belarussian team-mate Vadim Devyatovskiy who made up for finishing out of the medals at last summer’s Olympic Games by claiming the silver with a best of 82.60.

These two, the only throwers to get beyond 80 metres on a damp and chilly evening, swapped the lead four times throughout the final. Poland’s Szymon Ziolowski, the 2001 champion, took the bronze with 79.35.

Tikhon sent shock waves around the hammer-throwing world earlier this year when he missed the world record by just one centimetre. That mark, set by hammer legend Yuriy Sedykh, has stood for 19 years and at 86.74 had been considered virtually untouchable. Only Tikhon’s coach, 1983 and 1987 champion Sergey Litvinov, had ever come close.

Litvinov was in the crowd this evening watching as Tikhon battled it out for the gold. His nerves must have been on edge as Tikhon again put himself under unwanted pressure. As he had in the qualification competition on Saturday, he started by fouling his first two attempts. But, as on Saturday, he dug himself out of the hole when his third flew beyond 80 metres, his first 80-plus throw of the competition.

Only he and Devyatovskiy managed that feat tonight. But then, after a day’s heavy rain pounding on the circle, it was hardly a night for twirling around on your toes with a 16-pound weight on the end of a metal chain. Although the downpour had stopped by the start of the competition, a number of throwers wiped the throwing surface before each attempt and officials studiously swept away excess water between the rounds.

With a swirly wind as well, perhaps it was not surprising that the competition started slowly. Russia’s Ilya Konovalov led after a modest first round with 78.59, but Markus Esser was only two centimetres behind and it was the German who took the lead in the second round, with 79.11.

However, it wasn’t long before the first 80 metres throw, 80.45 from Devyatovskiy. That was warmly greeted by the shivering fans, although, inevitably, the loudest cheers were reserved for Finland’s Olli-Pekka Karjalainen. He started slowly, though, with 77.05 and a foul.

After his first two fouls Tikhon then took the lead from his compatriot with 80.97. It didn’t last for long, though, as Devyatovskiy responded with 82.60. It was becoming a battle of the Belarussians.

At the half way stage Devyatovskiy was first, Tikhon second, and Ziolkowski already in bronze medal position with a season’s best of 79.35. It was his best of the night.

Tikhon had now found his range, though, and he snatched the lead back in the fourth with 83.89. No one has ever thrown further at a World Championships, and it was only the third time anyone had gone beyond 83 metres at this level.

Surely Devyatovskiy couldn’t respond again. His fourth effort crashed into the barrier as he slipped on the greasy surface and although his fifth was again over 80 metres it landed at 80.47 – not far enough.

Karjalainen roused the crowd in the sixth round when he produced his best throw, 78.77, moving him up to fifth. When Ziolowski spun his final effort into the cage it was left to the big two.

Devyatovskiy gave Tikhon a pat on the shoulder as he went to the circle for the final time. He produced his third 80-plus throw, 81.52. Devyatovskiy went long again, his hammer hitting the soggy turf at 82.19 – his fourth over 80.

At last Tikhon allowed himself a smile; the gold his once more.

1 Vadim Devyatovski BLR 20 Mar 77 82.60
2 Szymon Ziółkowski POL 1 Jul 76 79.35
3 Markus Esser GER 3 Feb 80 79.16
4 Olli-Pekka Karjalainen FIN 7 Mar 80 78.77
5 Ilya Konovalov RUS 14 Mar 71 78.59
6 Krisztián Pars HUN 18 Feb 82 78.03
7 Vadim Khersontsev RUS 8 Jul 74 77.59
8 Libor Charfreitag SVK 11 Sep 77 76.05
9 Andriy Skvaruk UKR 9 Mar 67 76.01
10 Holger Klose GER 5 Dec 72 74.80
Ivan Tikhon BLR 24 Jul 76 DQ 32.2.a 83.89
Vladyslav Piskunov UKR 7 Jun 78 DQ
1 Ivan Tikhon BLR 83.89m X X 80.97 83.89 X 81.52 79.26m
2 Vadim Devyatovskiy BLR 82.60m 78.11 80.45 82.60 X 80.47 82.19 81.20m
3 Szymon Ziolkowski POL 79.35m 78.27 76.44 79.35 77.35 78.39 X 78.34m
4 Markus Esser GER 79.16m 78.57 79.11 76.88 79.16 77.11 X 76.45m
5 Olli-Pekka Karjalainen FIN 78.77m 77.05 X 78.55 77.20 X 78.77 77.30m
6 Ilya Konovalov RUS 78.59m 78.59 76.21 76.60 78.08 78.44 75.36 76.42m
7 Krisztian Pars HUN 78.03m 76.21 X 77.26 78.03 76.85 X 76.86m
8 Vadim Khersontsev RUS 77.59m 76.16 77.59 73.63 76.81 X 72.24 75.92m
9 Libor Charfreitag SVK 76.05m 76.05 75.02 X 76.30m
10 Andriy Skvaruk UKR 76.01m 74.81 72.69 76.01 77.21m
11 Holger Klose GER 74.80m 74.41 X 74.80 76.47m
12 Vladyslav Piskunov UKR 74.78m 74.78 73.44 74.32 76.04m
  Qualification 6 August

Event Report - Men's Hammer Throw Qualifying

Tikhon takes troubled route to final

Defending champion and Olympic silver medallist Ivan Tikhon confirmed his status as favourite for the men’s hammer throw final on Monday evening. But the 29 year-old almost didn’t make it through today’s qualifying rounds.

Tikhon sent shock waves around the hammer world when he missed the legendary Yuriy Sedykh’s 19 year-old world record of 86.74m by just one centimetre at the Belarussian championships in early July. He was no way near that distance today, but will take heart from the way he produced a big throw under pressure here.

After two rounds of group B, Tikhon was in serious danger of not making the final having thrown just 71.80 in the first round and fouling a second round effort that landed beyond the automatic qualifying mark of 77.50m. He saved himself with his third round effort of 79.26m, the second longest of the qualifying round.

The longest effort was produced by Tikhon’s team-mate, Vadim Devyatovskiy, whose second round throw landed at 81.20m. Fourth in the Athens Olympics last year, Devyatovskiy was the first to qualify automatically from group A.

The only other thrower to reach the automatic qualifying mark was Poland’s former world and Olympic champion Szymon Ziolowski, who produced 78.34m, just 80cm below his best this year.

Inevitably, though, the loudest cheers of the morning greeted Finland’s Olli-Pekka Karjalainen each time he visited the circle, including one enormous roar when he was only warming up. The former world junior champion spun his hammer out beyond the orange tape marking 77.50m – and the crowd’s reaction suggested they didn’t realise the competition was yet to begin!

When it did, he struggled to reach that distance until the third round when his hammer moved the tape. It was measured at 77.30m, the fourth furthest of the round. “The third one was the only one I could call throwing a hammer,” said the Finn afterwards.

Karjalainen has a best this year of 79.69 and he wasn’t alone in falling short of top form, as the overall standard was poor – 75.92 being enough to make the final.

The most notable non-qualifiers was Olympic bronze medalllist Esref Apak, who threw only 73.04m and finished 10th in group A. The Turk is the third longest thrower in the world this year with 81.45 but like many of the competitors fell short of his best in the blustery conditions.

South Africa’s Commonwealth record holder Chris Harmse, who lies seventh in the world this year, also failed to make it. His best was only 74.37, more than six metres short of his 2005 best. Italy’s 2000 Olympic silver medallist Niccola Vizzoni registered only one throw, and a short one at that – 70.77m.

  Group A
1 Vadim Devyatovski BLR 20 Mar 77 81.20 Q
2 Olli-Pekka Karjalainen FIN 7 Mar 80 77.30 q
3 Holger Klose GER 5 Dec 72 76.47 q
4 Vadim Khersontsev RUS 8 Jul 74 75.92 q
5 Chris Harmse RSA 31 May 73 74.37
6 A.G. Kruger USA 18 Feb 79 73.63
7 Dilshod Nazarov TJK 6 May 82 73.38
8 Andras Haklits CRO 23 Sep 77 73.26
9 Eşref Apak TUR 3 Jan 82 73.04
10 Miloslav Konopka SVK 23 Jan 79 72.91
11 Ihor Tuhay UKR 22 Mar 75 70.85
12 Juan Ignacio Cerra ARG 16 Oct 76 68.44
13 Dorian Çollaku ALB 2 Jun 77 58.83
Vladyslav Piskunov UKR 7 Jun 78 DQ
Sergey Kirmasov RUS 25 Mar 70 NM
  Group B
1 Szymon Ziółkowski POL 1 Jul 76 78.34 Q
2 Andriy Skvaruk UKR 9 Mar 67 77.21 q
3 Krisztián Pars HUN 18 Feb 82 76.86 q
4 Markus Esser GER 3 Feb 80 76.45 q
5 Ilya Konovalov RUS 14 Mar 71 76.42 q
6 Libor Charfreitag SVK 11 Sep 77 76.30 q
7 Aléxandros Papadimitríou GRE 18 Jun 73 74.99
8 Lukáš Melich CZE 16 Sep 80 74.53
9 Mohamed Ali Al-Zankawi KUW 27 Feb 84 72.28
10 James Parker USA 3 Dec 75 71.95
11 Mohsen Anani EGY 21 May 85 71.78
12 Roman Rozna MDA 25 Mar 76 71.52
13 Nicola Vizzoni ITA 4 Jan 73 70.77
14 Patric Suter SUI 17 May 77 68.54
Ivan Tikhon BLR 24 Jul 76 DQ 32.2.a 79.26
Andrei Varantsou BLR 24 Jul 75 DQ 32.2.a 69.71
 
Group A 11:30 Distance 1 2 3
1 Vadim Devyatovskiy BLR 81.20m 76.86 81.20
2 Olli-Pekka Karjalainen FIN 77.30m X 76.09 77.30
3 Holger Klose GER 76.47m 76.47 74.34 72.27
4 Vladyslav Piskunov UKR 76.04m 76.04 X X
5 Vadim Khersontsev RUS 75.92m 74.94 X 75.92
6 Chris Harmse RSA 74.37m 72.30 74.37 73.17
7 A USA 73.63m 73.63 73.23 70.20
8 Dilshod Nazarov TJK 73.38m 73.34 73.38 69.43
9 Andras Haklits CRO 73.26m 73.26 71.51 X
10 Esref Apak TUR 73.04m 73.00 X 73.04
11 Miloslav Konopka SVK 72.91m X 72.91 X
12 Ihor Tuhay UKR 70.85m 70.66 X 70.85
13 Juan Ignacio Cerra ARG 68.44m 67.72 68.44 67.50
14 Dorian Collaku ALB 58.83m 58.83
- Sergey Kirmasov RUS NM X X X
Group B 13:05 Distance 1 2 3
1 Ivan Tikhon BLR 79.26m 71.80 X 79.26
2 Szymon Ziolkowski POL 78.34m 75.47 78.34
3 Andriy Skvaruk UKR 77.21m 75.69 X 77.21
4 Krisztian Pars HUN 76.86m 75.62 75.55 76.86
5 Markus Esser GER 76.45m 73.19 71.62 76.45
6 Ilya Konovalov RUS 76.42m 71.91 76.42 75.71
7 Libor Charfreitag SVK 76.30m 76.30 75.28 75.00
8 Alexandros Papadimitriou GRE 74.99m 70.97 74.99 X
9 Lukas Melich CZE 74.53m X 74.53 X
10 Ali Mohamed Al-Zinkawi KUW 72.28m X X 72.28
11 James Parker USA 71.95m 71.95 X 70.94
12 Mohsen El_Anany EGY 71.78m 71.78 X 68.95
13 Roman Rozna MDA 71.52m 71.52 69.30 70.45
14 Nicola Vizzoni ITA 70.77m X 70.77 X
15 Andrey Vorontsov BLR 69.71m X 69.71 X
16 Patric Suter SUI 68.54m 65.65 68.54 X

Group A 06 AUG 2005 11:30

Order / LaneBibATHLETECOUNTRYPBSB 2005
1 7 Dorian Collaku ALB ALB 75.78 75.78
2 876 Miloslav Konopka SVK SVK 81.33 76.74
3 396 Holger Klose GER GER 82.22 79.23
4 814 Sergey Kirmasov RUS RUS 82.62 78.97
5 944 Vladyslav Piskunov UKR UKR 82.23 78.72
6 909 Dilshod Nazarov TJK TJK 77.63 77.63
7 1000 A.G. Kruger USA USA 79.26 75.57
8 951 Ihor Tuhay UKR UKR 78.85 78.85
9 782 Chris Harmse RSA RSA 80.63 80.63
10 930 Esref Apak TUR TUR 81.45 81.45
11 21 Juan Ignacio Cerra ARG ARG 76.42 74.78
12 812 Vadim Khersontsev RUS RUS 81.26 79.47
13 71 Vadim Devyatovskiy BLR BLR 84.90 84.90
14 169 András Haklits CRO CRO 80.41 80.41
15 287 Olli-Pekka Karjalainen FIN FIN 83.30 79.69

Group B 06 AUG 2005 13:05

Order / LaneBibATHLETECOUNTRYPBSB 2005
1 487 Nicola Vizzoni ITA ITA 80.50 74.82
2 744 Szymon Ziólkowski POL POL 83.38 79.14
3 437 Krisztián Pars HUN HUN 80.90 78.84
4 79 Ivan Tikhon BLR BLR 84.46  
5 947 Andriy Skvaruk UKR UKR 82.62 81.00
6 415 Alexandros Papadimitriou GRE GRE 80.45 78.28
7 1017 James Parker USA USA 79.20 74.67
8 191 Lukáš Melich CZE CZE 79.36 79.36
9 378 Markus Esser GER GER 80.00 80.00
10 213 Mohsen Mohamed Anani EGY EGY 75.31 75.31
11 871 Patric Suter SUI SUI 80.51 78.43
12 874 Libor Charfreitag SVK SVK 81.81 80.85
13 815 Ilya Konovalov RUS RUS 82.28 79.92
14 637 Roman Rozna MDA MDA 76.62 75.80
15 594 Ali Mohamed Al-Zankawi KUW KUW 76.54 75.96
16 81 Andrei Varantsou BLR BLR 78.93 78.93

 

 

 

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