Sport-Olympic.com

  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  

All Athletics Menu

1983 World Championships in Athletics Helsinki, Finland

1983 1st IAAF World Championships - Helsinki - Men's Hammer Throw

 

 

Host City: Helsinki, Finland Format: Qualifying round (73.50 or top 12 to final) (Aug 8
Dates: 7–14 August 1983
Nations participating: 153
Athletes participating: 1,355
    Main venue: Helsinki Olympic Stadium
Overview by IAAF   Helsinki Olympic Stadium 
Everyone was expecting Sedykh to continue his winning sequence at major championships which already included two Olympic Games and two European Championships. Instead, the title went to his younger team-mate, the world record holder Litvinov. Litvinov won the qualifying round before watching Sedykh open with 79.22. The younger Soviet responded with 82.68 four throws later. Sedykh improved on his next three throws, but could not get near this mark. Meanwhile, Litvinov – previously noted for his inconsistency – produced a marvellous series including two more 81m+ throws. Not only did the “wrong” Soviet win, but the USSR were deprived of their customary medal sweep in this event by the inspired Pole Kwasny. He went into third place after the second round with a personal best of 79.42. Then with the last throw of the contest, Kwasny unleashed 81.54 to overtake Sedykh for the silver medal. However, video footage of the throw showed that the Pole clearly had a rim foul at the front of the circle. After a Soviet protest, the throw was annulled, leaving Kwasny with the bronze. This decision was met with boos from the crowd when it was announced the following day.
 These are the official results of the Men's Hammer Throw event at the 1983 World Championships in Helsinki, Finland. There were a total of 33 participating athletes, with the final held on Tuesday August 9, 1983. The qualification mark was set at 73.50 metres.

Records

Standing records prior to the 1983 World Athletics Championships
World Record  Sergey Litvinov (URS) 84.14 m June 21, 1983 Soviet Union Moscow, Soviet Union
Event Record New event
Season Best  Sergey Litvinov (URS) 84.14 m June 21, 1983 Soviet Union Moscow, Soviet Union
Broken records during the 1983 World Athletics Championships
Event Record  Sergey Litvinov (URS) 82.68 m August 9, 1983 Finland Helsinki, Finland
 
  Hammer Throw 9 August
  Final
1 Sergey Litvinov URS 23 Jan 58 82.68
2 Yuriy Sedykh URS 11 Jun 55 80.94
3 Zdzislaw Kwasny POL 6 Nov 60 79.42
4 Igor Nikulin URS 14 Aug 60 79.34
5 Günther Rodehau GDR 6 Jul 59 77.08
6 Klaus Ploghaus FRG 31 Jan 56 76.96
7 Karl-Hans Riehm FRG 31 May 51 76.92
8 Emanuil Dulgherov BUL 7 Feb 55 76.64
9 Juha Tiainen FIN 5 Dec 55 75.60
10 Harri Huhtala FIN 13 Aug 52 75.46
11 Christoph Sahner FRG 23 Sep 63 72.86
12 Roland Steuk GDR 5 Mar 59 72.10
Final Distance 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.
1 Sergey Litvinov URS 82.68m 82.68 82.04 73.54 80.90 80.26 81.84
2 Yuriy Sedykh URS 80.94m 79.22 79.76 80.64 80.94 78.96 X
3 Zdzislaw Kwasny POL 79.42m 77.38 79.42 79.16 76.44 76.40 X
4 Igor Nikulin URS 79.34m 77.86 78.46 X 78.96 79.34 77.74
5 Gunther Rodehau GDR 77.08m X 76.04 74.80 77.08 75.36 76.12
6 Klaus Ploghaus FRG 76.96m 76.96 76.12 75.26 X 76.76 76.94
7 Karl-Hans Riehm FRG 76.92m 76.92 X 76.70 74.82 73.74 X
8 Emanuil Dyulgerov BUL 76.64m 76.22 74.58 76.64 76.12 X 75.38
9 Juha Tiainen FIN 75.60m 73.52 74.54 75.60
10 Harri Huhtala FIN 75.46m 74.52 75.46 73.96
11 Christoph Sahner FRG 72.86m 70.60 71.26 72.86
12 Roland Steuk GDR 72.10m 72.10 X X
Kwaśny originally threw 81.54 metres in the last round which would have given him the silver medal. However, after a protest and video re-analysis a day later, the judges decided to count that throw as a foul which relegated him to third place
  Qualification 8 August
  Group A
1 Zdzislaw Kwasny POL 6 Nov 60 75.78
2 Yuriy Sedykh URS 11 Jun 55 75.52
3 Juha Tiainen FIN 5 Dec 55 75.02
4 Emanuil Dulgherov BUL 7 Feb 55 74.74
5 Klaus Ploghaus FRG 31 Jan 56 74.46
6 Igor Nikulin URS 14 Aug 60 74.06
7 Roland Steuk GDR 5 Mar 59 73.68
8 František Vrbka TCH 23 Jul 58 71.72
9 Robert Weir GBR 4 Feb 61 71.62
10 Shigenobu Murofushi JPN 2 Oct 45 71.42
11 Ed Burke USA 4 Mar 40 69.12
12 Matt Mileham GBR 27 Dec 56 67.12
13 Kjell Bystedt SWE 24 May 60 65.86
14 Hakim Toumi ALG 30 Jan 61 65.54
15 Xie Yingqi CHN 5 Aug 58 65.54
16 Declan Hegarty IRL 12 Oct 60 65.46
Henryk Królak POL 15 Jan 60 NM
  Group B
1 Sergey Litvinov URS 23 Jan 58 78.50
2 Günther Rodehau GDR 6 Jul 59 74.86
3 Karl-Hans Riehm FRG 31 May 51 74.56
4 Harri Huhtala FIN 13 Aug 52 74.28
5 Christoph Sahner FRG 23 Sep 63 73.44
6 Gianpaolo Urlando ITA 7 Jan 45 72.06
7 Chris Black GBR 1 Jan 50 71.18
8 Mariusz Tomaszewski POL 23 Apr 56 70.62
9 Dave McKenzie USA 10 May 49 69.94
10 Richard Olsen NOR 19 Apr 58 68.58
11 John McArdle USA 13 Jun 57 66.18
12 Hans Lotz AUS 1 Nov 47 66.14
13 Fatmir Bajraktari ALB 64.48
Jirí Chamrád CZE 19 Jun 54 NM
Ralf Haber GDR 18 Aug 62 NM
Johann Lindner AUT 3 May 56 NM
 
Group A Distance N: 1. 2. 3.
1 Zdzislaw Kwasny POL 75.78m 73.28 73.36 75.78
2 Yuriy Sedykh URS 75.52m 75.52 - -
3 Juha Tiainen FIN 75.02m 72.66 75.02 -
4 Emanuil Dyulgerov BUL 74.74m 74.74 - -
5 Klaus Ploghaus FRG 74.46m 74.46 - -
6 Igor Nikulin URS 74.06m 74.06 - -
7 Roland Steuk GDR 73.68m 73.68 - -
8 Frantisek Vrbka TCH 71.72m 68.06 71.72 70.34
9 Robert Weir GBR 71.62m 71.62 70.72 68.24
10 Shigenobu Murofushi JPN 71.42m 71.42 X X
11 Ed Burke USA 69.12m 67.72 69.12 68.70
12 Matthew Mileham GBR 67.12m X 67.12 X
13 Kjell Bystedt SWE 65.86m 65.84 64.72 65.86
14 Hakim Toumi ALG 65.54m 65.54 63.92 63.98
15 Yingqi Xie CHN 65.54m 62.54 65.54 63.04
16 Declan Hegarty IRL 65.46m 65.46 X 64.12
- Henryk Krolak POL NM X X X
Group B Distance N: 1. 2. 3.
1 Sergey Litvinov URS 78.50m 78.50 - -
2 Gunther Rodehau GDR 74.86m 71.28 74.86 -
3 Karl-Hans Riehm FRG 74.56m 74.56 - -
4 Harri Huhtala FIN 74.28m 73.22 74.28 -
5 Christoph Sahner FRG 73.44m 73.44 X 72.42
6 Giampaolo Urlando ITA 72.06m 72.06 69.86 X
7 Christopher Black GBR 71.18m X 71.18 X
8 Mariusz Tomaszewski POL 70.62m 70.62 X 69.44
9 Dave McKenzie USA 69.94m 69.24 67.22 69.94
10 Richard Olsen NOR 68.58m 67.62 68.58 X
11 John McArdle USA 66.18m X 64.44 66.18
12 Hans Lotz AUS 66.14m X 66.14 65.42
13 Fatmir Bajraktari ALB 64.48m 61.22 61.72 64.48
- Jiri Chamrad TCH NM X X X
- Ralf Haber GDR NM X X X
- Johann Lindner AUT NM X X X
 

Group A 08 AUG 1983 

Order / LaneATHLETECOUNTRYPBSB 1983
  Ed Burke USA USA    
  Kjell Bystedt SWE SWE    
  Emanuil Dyulgerov BUL BUL 74.04  
  Declan Hegarty IRL IRL    
  Henryk Krolak POL POL    
  Zdzislaw Kwasny POL POL    
  Matthew Mileham GBR GBR    
  Shigenobu Murofushi JPN JPN 70.88  
  Igor Nikulin URS URS 83.54 82.92
  Klaus Ploghaus FRG FRG    
  Yuriy Sedykh URS URS 81.80  
  Roland Steuk GDR GDR 78.14  
  Juha Tiainen FIN FIN 71.38  
  Hakim Toumi ALG ALG    
  František Vrbka TCH TCH    
  Robert Weir GBR GBR 75.08  
  Yingqi Xie CHN CHN    

Group B 08 AUG 1983 

Order / LaneATHLETECOUNTRYPBSB 1983
  Fatmir Bajraktari ALB ALB    
  Christopher Black GBR GBR 75.40 75.40
  Jiri Chamrád TCH TCH 68.16  
  Ralf Haber GDR GDR    
  Harri Huhtala FIN FIN 71.96  
  Johann Lindner AUT AUT    
  Sergey Litvinov URS URS 84.14 84.14
  Hans Lotz AUS AUS    
  John McArdle USA USA    
  Dave McKenzie USA USA    
  Richard Olsen NOR NOR 74.46  
  Karl-Hans Riehm FRG FRG 80.80  
  Günther Rodehau GDR GDR    
  Christoph Sahner FRG FRG 75.24  
  Mariusz Tomaszewski POL POL    
  Giampaolo Urlando ITA ITA 73.90

 

 

 

Real time web analytics, Heat map tracking

Olympic Games

Full

Results

All Events

 

You are here: Home Athletics Competitions World Championships in Athletics 1983 World Championships in Athletics Helsinki, Finland 1983 1st IAAF World Championships - Helsinki - Men's Hammer Throw