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1987 World Championships in Athletics Rome, Italy

1987 2nd IAAF World Championships - Rome - Men's Hammer Throw

 

 

Host City: Rome, Italy Format: Qualifying round (76.50 or top 12 to final) (Aug 31)
Dates: August 28 – September 6, 1987
Nations participating: 159
Athletes participating: 1451
    Main venue: Stadio Olimpico
Overview by IAAF   stadio olimpico rome 
Sergey Litvinov’s only disappointment was that his victory was slightly devalued by the absence of Yuriy Sedykh. The defending champion started the final with a moderate 74.76, but won with his next effort of 83.06. The battle for the other medals was ferocious. At the halfway point in the competition, Nikulin’s 79.48 was second with Weis’s 79.02 third. The order stayed the same in the fourth round, but there were fireworks from round five. First, Sahner threw 79.50 to overtake Nikulin by the smallest possible margin. Next to throw, Nikulin responded with 80.18. Weis immediately matched that distance. Both were then overtaken by Haber, who closed the round with 80.76. In round 6, Tamm threw 80.84 to move from sixth to second. Sahner, who had slipped from second to sixth in the space of one round, moved up again to fourth with his final throw. In all, six men bettered 80m, the most ever.
 These are the official results of the Men's Hammer Throw event at the 1987 World Championships in Rome, Italy. There were a total of 26 participating athletes, with the final held on Tuesday September 1, 1987. The qualification round was staged on Monday August 31, 1987, with the mark set at 80.00 metres.

Records

Standing records prior to the 1987 World Athletics Championships
World Record  Yuriy Sedykh (URS) 86.74 m August 30, 1986 West Germany Stuttgart, West Germany
Event Record  Sergey Litvinov (URS) 82.68 m August 9, 1983 Finland Helsinki, Finland
Season Best  Sergey Litvinov (URS) 83.48 m June 21, 1987 East Germany Karl-Marx-Stadt, East Germany
Broken records during the 1987 World Athletics Championships
Event Record  Sergey Litvinov (URS) 83.06 m September 1, 1987 Italy Rome, Italy
 
  Hammer Throw 31 August
  Final
1 Sergey Litvinov URS 23 Jan 58 83.06
2 Jüri Tamm URS 5 Feb 57 80.84
3 Ralf Haber GDR 18 Aug 62 80.76
4 Christoph Sahner FRG 23 Sep 63 80.58
5 Igor Nikulin URS 14 Aug 60 80.18
6 Heinz Weis FRG 14 Jul 63 80.18
7 Tibor Gécsek HUN 22 Sep 64 77.56
8 Plamen Minev BUL 28 Apr 65 77.06
9 Günther Rodehau GDR 6 Jul 59 76.18
10 Ivan Tanev BUL 1 May 57 76.00
11 Walter Ciofani FRA 17 Feb 62 75.34
12 Harri Huhtala FIN 13 Aug 52 74.98
Final Distance 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.
1 Sergey Litvinov URS 83.06m 74.76 83.06 80.58 81.50 X 80.64
2 Juri Tamm URS 80.84m 78.38 77.94 X 76.88 78.18 80.84
3 Ralf Haber GDR 80.76m X 77.92 78.94 79.18 80.76 78.78
4 Christoph Sahner FRG 80.58m 72.38 75.80 76.68 77.32 79.50 80.58
5 Igor Nikulin URS 80.18m 76.62 78.74 79.48 78.18 80.18 80.00
6 Heinz Weis FRG 80.18m 77.70 79.02 78.36 79.26 80.18 78.76
7 Tibor Gecsek HUN 77.56m 76.54 75.80 77.34 77.56 74.94 76.94
8 Plamen Minev BUL 77.06m 75.16 77.06 X X X X
9 Gunther Rodehau GDR 76.18m
10 Ivan Tanev BUL 76.00m
11 Walter Ciofani FRA 75.34m
12 Harri Huhtala FIN 74.98m
Qualification 31 August
Group A
1 Sergey Litvinov URS 81,78
2 Walter Ciofani FRA 76,12
3 Gunther Rodehau GDR 76,06
4 Plamen Minev BUL 75,18
5 Juha Tiainen FIN 75,10
6 Jud Logan USA 74,80
7 Kjell Bystedt SWE 74,46
8 Lucio Serrani ITA 74,00
9 Jorg Schaefer FRG 73,58
10 Viktor Apostolov BUL 73,46
11 Michael Beierl AUT 72,70
12 Andres Charadia ARG 63,70
13 Gary Halpin IRL 63,68
Group B
1 Ralf Haber GDR 79,46
12 Igor Nikulin URS 78,60
3 Heinz Weis FRG 77,78
4 Tibor Gecsek HUN 77,52
5 Juri Tamm URS 77,42
6 Christoph Sahner FRG 77,02
7 Ivan Tanev BUL 76,50
8 Harri Huhtala FIN 75,64
9 Tore Gustafsson SWE 73,54
10 Ken Flax USA 73,36
11 Francisco Fuentes ESP 69,54
12 Dave Smith GBR 68,56
13 Angus Cooper NZL 63,64

Group A 31 AUG 1987 

Order / LaneATHLETECOUNTRYPBSB 1987
  Viktor Apostolov BUL BUL    
  Michael Beierl AUT AUT 64.04  
  Kjell Bystedt SWE SWE 65.86  
  Andrés Charadia ARG ARG    
  Walter Ciofani FRA FRA 78.50  
  Gary Halpin IRL IRL 63.98  
  Sergey Litvinov URS URS 86.04 83.48
  Jud Logan USA USA    
  Plamen Minev BUL BUL 73.08  
  Günther Rodehau GDR GDR 82.64  
  Jörg Schaefer FRG FRG    
  Lucio Serrani ITA ITA    
  Juha Tiainen FIN FIN 81.52  

Group B 31 AUG 1987 

Order / LaneATHLETECOUNTRYPBSB 1987
  Angus Cooper NZL NZL    
  Ken Flax USA USA    
  Francisco Fuentes ESP ESP    
  Tibor Gécsek HUN HUN 79.14 79.14
  Tore Gustafsson SWE SWE 67.36  
  Ralf Haber GDR GDR 81.84 81.84
  Harri Huhtala FIN FIN 75.46  
  Igor Nikulin URS URS 83.54 82.00
  Christoph Sahner FRG FRG 75.24  
  Dave Smith GBR GBR 77.30  
  Jüri Tamm URS URS 84.40 82.02
  Ivan Tanev BUL BUL    
  Heinz Weis FRG FRG 78.18  

 

 

 

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