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1972 Olympic Games Munich - Men's Hammer Throw

 

 

Host City: München, West Germany Format: Top 12 and ties and all those reaching 66.00 metres advanced to the final.
Date Started: September 4, 1972  
Date Finished: September 7, 1972  
(Competitors: 31; Countries: 17; Finalists: 20)  
    Venue(s): Olympic Stadium, Olympic Park, München
Overview by IAAF    1972_olympic_stadium.jpg
Bondarchuk had been the world’s best in two of the previous three seasons, and lived up to his billing, leading the 20 qualifiers over 66m with a throw of 72.88. Zsivótzky was next best on 71.20. Edwin Klein, who would later become a successful novelist in his home country, led the final with 71.14 until Bondarchuk stepped into the circle for his first throw. The compact (1.83/111Kg) Ukrainian immediately stamped his authority on the competition with an Olympic record 75.50. The first round finished with Sachse in second place with 71.54, a position he exchanged with Khemelevskiy three times before finally winning silver with his final throw of 74.96. Khemelevskiy was the only other thrower over 72m with 74.04.
       
Summary by Sports-reference.com      
The favorite was the 1969 European Champion, Anatoly Bondarchuk of the USSR. He led the qualifiers and then threw 75.50 (247-8½) in round one of the final, his best mark, and that would win the gold medal.
 

Records

Prior to this competition, the existing world and Olympic records were as follows:

World record West Germany Walter Schmidt 76.40 m Lahr, Germany September 4, 1971
Olympic record  Gyula Zsivótzky (HUN) 73.63 m Mexico City, Mexico October 17, 1968
 
        Results          
   
Hammer Throw Men     Final 7 September        
                   
Rank Mark     Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records  
1 75.50     Anatoliy Bondarchuk Soviet Union URS 31 May 40    
2 74.96     Jochen Sachse East Germany GDR 2 Oct 48    
3 74.04     Vasiliy Khemelevskiy Soviet Union URS 14 Jan 48    
4 71.52     Uwe Beyer West Germany FRG 14 Apr 45    
5 71.38     Gyula Zsivótzky Hungary HUN 25 Feb 37    
6 71.20     Sándor Eckschmiedt Hungary HUN 25 Oct 38    
7 71.14     Edwin Klein West Germany FRG 19 Jun 48    
8 70.88     Shigenobu Murofushi Japan JPN 2 Oct 45    
9 70.58     Mario Vecchiato Italy ITA 24 Oct 48    
10 70.12     Karl-Hans Riehm West Germany FRG 31 May 51    
11 70.06     István Encsi Hungary HUN 1 Feb 43    
12 69.50     Tom Gage United States USA 16 May 43    
13 69.16     Reinhard Theimer East Germany GDR 28 Feb 48    
14 68.34     Srecko Stiglic Yugoslavia YUG 11 Jun 43    
15 68.30     Stavros Moutaftsidis Greece GRE 22 Dec 47    
16 68.18     Barry Williams Great Britain GBR 5 Mar 47    
17 66.64     Peter Sternad Austria AUT 8 Feb 46    
18 66.26     Iosif Gamskiy Ukraine UKR 20 Oct 49    
19 65.06     Jacques Accambray France FRA 23 May 50    
20 64.70     Takeo Sugawara Japan JPN 23 May 38    
Hammer Throw Men     Qualification 4 September        
                   
Rank Mark     Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records  
1 72.88     Anatoliy Bondarchuk Soviet Union URS 31 May 40    
2 71.20     Gyula Zsivótzky Hungary HUN 25 Feb 37    
3 70.66     Reinhard Theimer East Germany GDR 28 Feb 48    
4 70.00     Vasiliy Khemelevskiy Soviet Union URS 14 Jan 48    
5 69.94     Jochen Sachse East Germany GDR 2 Oct 48    
6 69.90     Srecko Stiglic Yugoslavia YUG 11 Jun 43    
7 69.40     Tom Gage United States USA 16 May 43    
8 68.12     Mario Vecchiato Italy ITA 24 Oct 48    
9 68.00     Jacques Accambray France FRA 23 May 50    
10 67.64     Karl-Hans Riehm West Germany FRG 31 May 51    
11 67.38     István Encsi Hungary HUN 1 Feb 43    
12 67.26     Shigenobu Murofushi Japan JPN 2 Oct 45    
13 67.22     Stavros Moutaftsidis Greece GRE 22 Dec 47    
14 67.14     Edwin Klein West Germany FRG 19 Jun 48    
15 67.04     Uwe Beyer West Germany FRG 14 Apr 45    
16 66.74     Peter Sternad Austria AUT 8 Feb 46    
17 66.72     Iosif Gamskiy Ukraine UKR 20 Oct 49    
18 66.50     Takeo Sugawara Japan JPN 23 May 38    
19 66.44     Sándor Eckschmiedt Hungary HUN 25 Oct 38    
20 66.32     Barry Williams Great Britain GBR 5 Mar 47    
21 65.62     Todor Manolov Bulgaria BUL 3 Aug 51    
22 65.18     Al Schoterman United States USA 11 Sep 50    
23 64.80     Stanislaw Lubiejewski Poland POL 27 May 47    
24 64.56     Howard Payne Great Britain GBR 17 Apr 31    
25 63.82     Yoshihisa Ishida Japan JPN 19 May 44    
26 63.58     Yeóryios Georgiadis Greece GRE 22 May 48    
27 62.14     George Frenn United States USA 26 Dec 41    
28 62.02     William Silen Puerto Rico PUR 29 Jul 49    
29 61.78     Vladimir Prikhodko France FRA 1 Mar 44    
30 60.08     José Alberto Vallejo Argentina ARG 22 Oct 42    
31 59.84     Darwin Pineyrua Uruguay URU 23 Dec 45    
 
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Qualifying

Rank Name Nationality Group Mark 1st throw 2nd throw 3rd throw
1 Anatoliy Bondarchuk Soviet Union B 72.88 72.88 p p
2 Gyula Zsivótzky Hungary B 71.20 71.20 p p
3 Reinhard Theimer East Germany A 70.66 70.66 p p
4 Vasiliy Khmelevskiy Soviet Union A 70.00 70.00 p p
5 Jochen Sachse East Germany B 69.94 69.94 p p
6 Strećko Štiglić Yugoslavia A 69.60 65.52 69.60 p
7 Tom Gage United States B 69.40 65.32 65.14 69.40
8 Mario Vecchiato Italy A 68.12 68.12 p p
9 Jacques Accambray France B 68.00 68.00 p p
10 Karl-Hans Riehm West Germany A 67.64 64.44 67.64 p
11 István Encsi Hungary A 67.38 67.38 p p
12 Shigenobu Murofushi Japan B 67.26 65.94 67.26 p
13 Stavros Moutaftsidis Greece A 67.22 67.22 p p
14 Edwin Klein West Germany A 67.14 67.14 p p
15 Uwe Beyer West Germany B 67.04 67.04 p p
16 Peter Sternad Austria B 66.74 x 66.74 p
17 Iosyp Hamskiy Soviet Union B 66.72 x x 66.72
18 Takeo Sugawara Japan A 66.50 65.94 64.56 66.50
19 Sándor Eckschmiedt Hungary B 66.44 66.44 p p
20 Barry Williams Great Britain A 66.32 x 66.32 p
21 Todor Manolov Bulgaria B 65.62 x x 65.62
22 Al Schoterman United States A 65.18 65.18 63.74 64.06
23 Stanisław Lubiejewski Poland A 64.80 60.34 64.80 x
24 Howard Payne Great Britain B 64.56 63.58 64.56 64.10
25 Yoshihisa Ishida Japan B 63.82 63.00 63.82 x
26 Georgios Georgiadis Greece B 63.58 63.58 x x
27 George Fenn United States A 62.14 57.28 62.14 58.86
28 William Silen Puerto Rico B 62.02 x x 62.02
29 Vladimir Prikhodko France A 61.78 60.80 61.78 59.58
30 José Alberto Vallejo Argentina B 60.08 x 60.08 x
31 Darwin Piñeyrúa Uruguay A 59.84 59.84 x 58.50
- Jorge Nuñez Mexico B DNS

Final

Rank Name Nationality Mark 1st throw 2nd throw 3rd throw 4th throw 5th throw 6th throw Notes
1st Anatoliy Bondarchuk Soviet Union 75.50 75.50 72.62 71.76 73.78 73.50 72.90 OR
2nd Jochen Sachse East Germany 74.96 71.54 x 73.70 71.26 x 74.96
3rd Vasiliy Khmelevskiy Soviet Union 74.04 68.82 71.62 74.04 68.16 x x
4 Uwe Beyer West Germany 71.52 70.32 71.52 x 68.98 69.90 x
5 Gyula Zsivótzky Hungary 71.38 71.38 70.44 70.48 x 70.66 70.20
6 Sándor Eckschmiedt Hungary 71.20 71.20 x 67.26 69.24 67.90 68.86
7 Edwin Klein West Germany 71.14 71.14 x x 69.70 70.26 x
8 Shigenobu Murofushi Japan 70.88 69.36 70.88 70.32 65.70 69.08 68.54
9 Mario Vecchiato Italy 70.58 x 69.46 70.58
10 Karl-Hans Riehm West Germany 70.12 70.12 68.98 69.44
11 István Encsi Hungary 70.06 66.32 69.82 70.06
12 Tom Gage United States 69.50 66.94 69.50 x
13 Reinhard Theimer East Germany 69.16 x 69.16 x
14 Strećko Štiglić Yugoslavia 68.34 67.60 68.34 67.60
15 Stavros Moutaftsidis Greece 68.30 68.14 68.30 67.04
16 Barry Williams Great Britain 68.18 68.18 66.56 x
17 Peter Sternad Austria 66.64 65.60 65.94 66.64
18 Iosyp Hamskiy Soviet Union 66.26 66.26 x 65.34
19 Jacques Accambray France 65.06 x 65.06 x
20 Takeo Sugawara Japan 64.70 55.82 64.56 64.70

Key: OR = Olympic record; p = pass; x = fault; NM = no mark; DNS = did not start

 
 
 

 

 

 

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