Athletics at the 2004 Summer Olympics – Men's hammer throw

The men's hammer throw competition at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens was held at the Olympic Stadium on 20–22 August.[1]

The competition had originally been won by Adrián Annus of Hungary but soon after he was found guilty of tampering with his sample at the doping control and subsequently lost his gold medal.[2] The original runner-up Koji Murofushi was elevated to the status of 2004 Olympic champion.

Silver medal winner Ivan Tsikhan had his samples from 2004 retested in May 2012. A banned substance was found, and he withdrew from the 2012 Summer Olympics as a result, stripping of his silver medal on December 5, 2012, after drug re-testings of his sample on methandienone had been discovered positive.[3] Tsikhan was stripped of his silver medal on 5 December 2012 after drug re-tests of their samples were found positive.[4][5] No decision was taken on reallocation of medals, leaving the only medallists as Murofushi with gold and Eşref Apak of Turkey with the bronze.[6][7] The athlete in a position to be elevated to the Olympic bronze medal, Vadim Devyatovskiy of Belarus, has previously been subject to a court case by the International Olympic Committee regarding doping at the 2008 Summer Olympics.[8]

Men's hammer throw
at the Games of the XXVIII Olympiad
Venue Olympic Stadium
Dates 20–22 August
Competitors 35 from 24 nations
Winning distance 82.91
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Koji Murofushi  Japan
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Eşref Apak  Turkey

Competition format

Each athlete receives three throws in the qualifying round. All who achieve the qualifying distance progress to the final. If less than twelve athletes achieve this mark, then the twelve furthest throwing athletes reach the final. Each finalist is allowed three throws in last round, with the top eight athletes after that point being given three further attempts.[7]

Schedule

All times are Greece Standard Time (UTC+2)

Date Time Round
Friday, 20 August 2004 09:15 Qualification
Sunday, 22 August 2004 21:15 Final

Records

Prior to the competition, the existing World and Olympic records were as follows.

World record  Yuriy Sedykh (URS) 86.74 m Stuttgart, West Germany 30 August 1986
Olympic record  Sergey Litvinov (URS) 84.80 m Seoul, South Korea 26 September 1988

No new records were set during the competition.

Results

Qualifying round

Rule: Qualifying standard 78.00 (Q) or at least best 12 qualified (q).

Rank Group Name Nationality #1 #2 #3 Result Notes
1 B Ivan Tsikhan  Belarus 77.85 77.12 80.78 80.78 Q
2 A Adrián Annus  Hungary 79.59 79.59 Q
3 B Krisztián Pars  Hungary 77.43 80.50 80.50 Q
4 B Koji Murofushi  Japan 79.55 79.55 Q
5 B Primož Kozmus  Slovenia 76.97 78.81 78.81 Q, SB
6 A Markus Esser  Germany 76.39 75.29 77.49 77.49 q
7 B Libor Charfreitag  Slovakia x x 77.30 77.30 q
8 A Igor Astapkovich  Belarus 76.70 76.08 76.88 76.88 q
9 B Nicola Vizzoni  Italy 76.84 75.35 75.03 76.84 q
10 A Eşref Apak  Turkey x x 76.74 76.74 q
11 B Vadim Devyatovskiy  Belarus 71.69 74.81 76.72 76.72 q
12 B Karsten Kobs  Germany 76.69 x x 76.69 q
13 A Ilya Konovalov  Russia 75.40 x 76.36 76.36
14 A Szymon Ziółkowski  Poland 76.12 74.55 76.17 76.17
15 B Miloslav Konopka  Slovakia 74.42 x 76.16 76.16
16 A Olli-Pekka Karjalainen  Finland x 74.51 76.11 76.11
17 B Sergey Kirmasov  Russia 75.12 73.68 75.83 75.83
18 A Aléxandros Papadimitríou  Greece x x 75.55 75.55
19 A Oleksandr Krykun  Ukraine x 75.42 74.37 75.42
20 B Artem Rubanko  Ukraine 75.08 x x 75.08
21 B James Parker  United States 73.15 74.09 75.04 75.04
22 B András Haklits  Croatia x 73.51 74.43 74.43
23 B David Söderberg  Finland x x 74.14 74.14
24 A Patric Suter  Switzerland 72.45 x 73.54 73.54
25 B Yuriy Voronkin  Russia 73.47 71.97 x 73.47
26 A Stuart Rendell  Australia x 72.61 x 72.61
27 A Juan Ignacio Cerra  Argentina 69.10 72.53 68.64 72.53
28 A Vítor Costa  Portugal 72.47 72.44 x 72.47
29 A Roman Rozna  Moldova x x 71.78 71.78
30 A Vladimír Maška  Czech Republic 71.76 x x 71.76
31 B Ali Al-Zinkawi  Kuwait 70.67 71.06 70.68 71.06
32 B Dorian Çollaku  Albania 70.06 69.27 67.61 70.06
33 A A.G. Kruger  United States 69.38 68.03 x 69.38
A Vladyslav Piskunov  Ukraine x x x NM
A Dilshod Nazarov  Tajikistan x x x NM

Final

Rank Name Nationality 1 2 3 4 5 6 Result Notes
1st, gold medalist(s) Koji Murofushi  Japan 79.90 81.60 81.16 82.35 x 82.91 82.91 SB
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Eşref Apak[6][7]  Turkey 75.79 79.51 x 79.23 75.15 76.34 79.51
4 Vadim Devyatovskiy  Belarus 78.67 78.82 x 75.41 76.61 x 78.82
5 Krisztián Pars  Hungary 76.94 78.16 77.55 78.73 x 77.26 78.73
6 Primož Kozmus  Slovenia 75.82 77.08 76.45 78.56 77.61 78.24 78.56
7 Libor Charfreitag  Slovakia 74.93 77.52 77.30 75.60 77.54 73.06 77.54
8 Karsten Kobs  Germany 75.72 75.97 76.30 76.30
9 Igor Astapkovich  Belarus x x 76.22 76.22
10 Nicola Vizzoni  Italy 74.27 72.97 73.02 74.27
11 Markus Esser  Germany 72.51 x 71.31 72.51
Adrián Annus  Hungary 80.53 82.32 83.19 82.64 82.04 83.19 DSQ[2]
Ivan Tsikhan  Belarus x x 78.55 78.31 79.81 x 79.81 DSQ[4]

References

  1. ^ "Athletics at the 2004 Summer Olympics". Athens 2004. IAAF. Retrieved 12 February 2015.
  2. ^ a b "IOC strips Annus of hammer gold". CNN. 29 August 2004. Retrieved 8 April 2014.
  3. ^ "Olympics 2012 drugs: Hammer thrower withdrawn over Athens test". BBC News Online. 3 August 2012. Retrieved 17 August 2014.
  4. ^ a b "IOC disqualifies four medallists from Athens 2004 following further analysis of stored samples". IOC. Retrieved 5 December 2012.
  5. ^ "Olympic drug tests: Four athletes stripped of 2004 Athens medals". BBC Sport. Retrieved 5 December 2012.
  6. ^ a b Athletics Results - Athens 2004
  7. ^ a b c "Athletics at the 2004 Athens Summer Games: Men's Hammer Throw". Athens 2004. Sports Reference. Retrieved 15 February 2015.
  8. ^ Engeler, Elaine (10 June 2010). "CAS Reinstates Medals for Hammer Throwers". Yahoo! Sports. Associated Press. Retrieved 15 June 2010.

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