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1997 World Championships in Athletics Athens, Greece

1997 6th IAAF World Championships - Athens - Men's Hammer Throw

 

 

Host City: Athens. Greece Format: Qualifying Round (76.50 or top 12 to final) (Aug 2)
Dates: August 1–10. 1997
Nations participating: 198
Athletes participating: 1882
    Main venue: Olympic Stadium
Overview by IAAF   oaka7 
For the first time the title went to an athlete who did not represent the Soviet Union or one of its former constituent republics. Abduvaliyev. who placed fifth in 1991 for the USSR and was champion in 1993 and 1995 in the colours of Tajikistan. was making his international début for Uzbekistan but he met with disaster in the qualifying round and failed to reach the final. The qualification was led by Olympic Champion Kiss but he was unable to duplicate that 80m+ form in the final. which developed into a fascinating three-way battle. Weis. the 1991 bronze medallist. was the first to throw over 80m (80.24 in round 3) but in the next round European champion Sidorenko threw 80.38 – only for Weis to respond immediately with 80.52. Sidorenko regained the lead in round 5 with 80.76 but again was trumped by Weis’s 81.14. This exhilarating contest was not yet over. for with his final throw Skvaruk – previously languishing in sixth place with 78.04 – shot into the lead with 81.46. Sidorenko fell short but Weis was not to be denied: roaring the implement on. it landed at 81.78 and Germany had won its first global hammer title since the 1936 Olympics.
 These are the official results of the men's hammer throw event at the 1997 World Championships in Athens. Greece. There were a total number of 43 participating athletes. with the final held on Sunday 3 August 1997.

Records

Standing records prior to the 1997 World Athletics Championships
World Record  Yuriy Sedykh (URS) 86.74 m August 30. 1986 West Germany Stuttgart. West Germany
Event Record  Sergey Litvinov (URS) 83.06 m September 1. 1987 Italy Rome. Italy
Season Best  Heinz Weis (GER) 83.04 m June 29. 1997 Germany Frankfurt. Germany
 
  Hammer Throw 3 August

Event report men hammer throw final

The first round of the competition did not promise too much. All throwers were having problems. However, the early lead was taken by Vasiliy Sidorenko (Russia) by a throw of 78.26. Second spot was held by Balazs Kiss (Hungary) with 77.86. In the second round Sidorenko improved to 79.10 staying in the lead ahead of Kiss who threw 78.32 and Heinz Weis (Germany) with no result from round 1 casting 77.54 and moving to 3rd place. After the 2nd round already showing better marks coming, round 3 produced a new leader with Weis throwing 80.24. Sidorenko, now in 2nd place, also improved to 79.80. With Kiss failing this throw Igor Astapkovich (Belarus), with no marks in first 2 rounds, now moved to 4th with 78.12. In 4th round Astapkovich took the 3rd spot by releasing the hammer to 79.70. Kiss, just dropped out of the medal position, also improved to 79.32, but still with 4th place. In this very close competition Sidorenko took the lead again with his 80.76, a seasonal best for him. Even more exciting was that once more Weis, as the next thrower, was able to place a firm hand on the gold again by hitting 81.14. The last round saw an upset for the early leaders as Andrey Skvaruk (Ukraine), only in 6th position after 4 rounds with 78.04, bettered his mark by huge margin of 3m 42cm to 81.46, his best this year and only 26cm away from personal best. Both Kiss and Sidorenko were unable to answer on their last throws, but Heinz Weis was well prepared. He launched the hammer out to 81.76 to take the gold in one of the closest hammer competitions in years.
  Final
1 Heinz Weis GER 14 Jul 63 81.78
2 Andriy Skvaruk UKR 9 Mar 67 81.46
3 Vasiliy Sidorenko RUS 1 May 61 80.76
4 Balázs Kiss HUN 21 Mar 72 79.96
5 Igor Astapkovich BLR 4 Jan 63 79.70
6 Ilya Konovalov RUS 14 Mar 71 78.68
7 Vadim Khersontsev RUS 8 Jul 74 77.42
8 Oleksandr Krykun UKR 1 Mar 68 77.14
9 Karsten Kobs GER 16 Sep 71 76.12
10 Koji Murofushi JPN 8 Oct 74 74.82
11 Raphaël Piolanti FRA 14 Nov 67 74.08
Ivan Tikhon BLR 24 Jul 76 NM
Final 17:30 Team Dist. 1 2 3 4 5 6
1 Heinz Weis GER 81.78m X 77.54 80.24 80.52 81.14 81.78
2 Andrey Skvaruk UKR 81.46m 76.88 76.94 X 78.04 X 81.46
3 Vasiliy Sidorenko RUS 80.76m 78.26 79.10 79.80 80.38 80.76 78.32
4 Balazs Kiss HUN 79.96m 77.86 78.32 X 79.32 79.96 79.28
5 Igor Astapkovich BLR 79.70m X X 78.12 79.70 77.94 78.72
6 Ilya Konovalov RUS 78.68m 75.18 76.60 76.46 77.36 78.12 78.68
7 Vadim Khersontsev RUS 77.42m 76.24 77.42 77.00 X X X
8 Aleksandr Krykun UKR 77.14m 75.02 76.44 75.26 76.62 77.14 76.76
9 Karsten Kobs GER 76.12m 76.12 74.94 X
10 Koji Murofushi JPN 74.82m 74.82 74.50 X
11 Raphael Piolanti FRA 74.08m 74.08 73.26 73.44
- Ivan Tikhon BLR NM X X X

Event report men hammer throw qualification

Balazs Kiss (Hungary) showed best form in the hammer qualification with 80.46. Biggest upset was that Andrey Abduvaliyev of Uzbekistan (82.66 this year) was unable to get through to the final with 74.96. There were X others to break the qualification standard 76.50. Belarussian Igor Astapkovich 77.96, Russian Vasiliy Sidorenko 77.94, Ukrainian Andrey Skvaruk 77.94, German Heinz Weis 77.12. Japanese Kori Murofushi was the last one to go forward with 75.28. Other expected finalists who didn't make it, were Vadim Kolesnik of Ukraine (75.16), Enrico Sgrulletti of Italy (74.70) and Aleksandr Krasko of Belarus (70.84). Eduardo Acuna (Peru) broke the National Record with his 60.14.
  Qualification 2 August
Group A
1 Vasiliy Sidorenko RUS 77.94
2 Andrey Skvaruk UKR 77.94
3 Heinz Weis GER 77.12
4 Raphael Piolanti FRA 76.12
5 Aleksandr Krykun UKR 75.32
6 Koji Murofushi JPN 75.28
7 Holger Klose GER 75.16
8 Andrey Abduvaliyev UZB 74.96
9 Stuart Rendell AUS 74.28
10 Pavel Sedlacek CZE 73.94
11 Alexandros Papadimitriou GRE 73.92
12 Marko Wahlman FIN 73.60
13 Nicola Vizzoni ITA 73.42
14 Kevin McMahon USA 72.42
15 Jud Logan USA 71.92
16 Zsolt Nemeth HUN 71.80
17 Maciej Palyszko POL 71.54
18 David Chaussinand FRA 71.20
19 Aleksandr Krasko BLR 70.84
20 Nikolaos Gentekos GRE 67.36
21 Brentt Jones NFI 53.04
22 Enrique Reina HON 47.92
Group B
1 Balazs Kiss HUN 80.46
2 Igor Astapkovich BLR 77.96
3 Vadim Khersontsev RUS 76.44
4 Ilya Konovalov RUS 76.36
5 Karsten Kobs GER 76.20
6 Ivan Tikhon BLR 75.74
7 Vadim Kolesnik UKR 75.16
8 Enrico Sgrulletti ITA 74.70
9 Jan Bielecki DEN 73.82
10 Zoltan Fabian HUN 72.12
11 Christos Polychroniou GRE 71.56
12 David Popejoy USA 71.52
13 Loris Paoluzzi ITA 71.50
14 David Smith GBR 70.94
15 Vladimir Maska CZE 70.50
16 Vitor Costa POR 70.04
17 Hakim Toumi ALG 68.32
18 Roman Linscheid IRL 67.96
19 Eduardo Acuna PER 60.14
- Christophe Epalle FRA NM
- Naser Al Husaini KUW NM
 
Group A 8:00 Team Dist. 1 2 3
1 Vasiliy Sidorenko RUS 77.94m 74.42 77.94
2 Andrey Skvaruk UKR 77.94m X 77.94
3 Heinz Weis GER 77.12m 75.86 77.12
4 Raphael Piolanti FRA 76.12m 74.42 75.04 76.12
5 Aleksandr Krykun UKR 75.32m 74.26 75.32 75.26
6 Koji Murofushi JPN 75.28m 75.28 74.50 73.50
7 Holger Klose GER 75.16m 75.16 X 74.18
8 Andrey Abduvaliyev UZB 74.96m 68.92 74.30 74.96
9 Stuart Rendell AUS 74.28m 74.28 X X
10 Pavel Sedlacek CZE 73.94m 73.94 73.84 73.76
11 Alexandros Papadimitriou GRE 73.92m 73.92 X 73.48
12 Marko Wahlman FIN 73.60m 73.00 72.22 73.60
13 Nicola Vizzoni ITA 73.42m 71.52 73.42 72.62
14 Kevin McMahon USA 72.42m X 66.92 72.42
15 Jud Logan USA 71.92m X 70.66 71.92
16 Zsolt Nemeth HUN 71.80m 71.80 X X
17 Maciej Palyszko POL 71.54m 71.54 71.32 69.02
18 David Chaussinand FRA 71.20m 71.20 70.20 68.54
19 Aleksandr Krasko BLR 70.84m 70.84 X X
20 Nikolaos Gentekos GRE 67.36m 67.36 66.84
21 Brentt Jones NFI 53.04m 49.30 53.04 52.60
22 Enrique Reina HON 47.92m 47.92
Group B 10:00 Team Dist. 1 2 3
1 Balazs Kiss HUN 80.46m 80.46
2 Igor Astapkovich BLR 77.96m 75.90 77.96
3 Vadim Khersontsev RUS 76.44m 76.44 75.58 75.12
4 Ilya Konovalov RUS 76.36m 75.86 76.36 74.18
5 Karsten Kobs GER 76.20m 72.96 76.20 X
6 Ivan Tikhon BLR 75.74m 75.08 75.74 X
7 Vadim Kolesnik UKR 75.16m 74.86 75.16 73.12
8 Enrico Sgrulletti ITA 74.70m 74.70 73.50 72.84
9 Jan Bielecki DEN 73.82m 71.70 73.36 73.82
10 Zoltan Fabian HUN 72.12m 69.68 71.92 72.12
11 Christos Polychroniou GRE 71.56m 71.56 X X
12 David Popejoy USA 71.52m 71.52
13 Loris Paoluzzi ITA 71.50m 71.50 X X
14 David Smith GBR 70.94m 70.94
15 Vladimir Maska CZE 70.50m X X 70.50
16 Vitor Costa POR 70.04m 70.04 68.66 X
17 Hakim Toumi ALG 68.32m 66.94 68.32 67.62
18 Roman Linscheid IRL 67.96m X X 67.96
19 Eduardo Acuna PER 60.14m X 57.78 60.14
- Christophe Epalle FRA NM X X X
- Naser Al Husaini KUW NM X X X

Group A 02 AUG 1997 08:00 

Order / LaneATHLETECOUNTRYPBSB 1997
1 Brentt Jones NFI NFI 52.44  
2 Heinz Weis GER GER 83.04 83.04
3 Pavel Sedlácek CZE CZE 79.56 77.24
4 Vasiliy Sidorenko RUS RUS 82.54 77.40
5 Alexandros Papadimitriou GRE GRE 74.46  
6 Kevin McMahon USA USA 73.46  
7 Andrey Abduvaliyev UZB UZB 83.46 82.66
8 Maciej Palyszko POL POL 71.24  
9 David Chaussinand FRA FRA 77.24 77.24
10 Stuart Rendell AUS AUS    
11 Aleksandr Krasko BLR BLR 80.78  
12 Oleksandr Krykun UKR UKR 80.36 74.00
13 Enrique Reina HON HON 54.36  
14 Holger Klose GER GER    
15 Jud Logan USA USA 81.88  
16 Koji Murofushi JPN JPN 75.72 75.72
17 Nicola Vizzoni ITA ITA 77.10 77.10
18 Zsolt Németh HUN HUN 77.48 76.04
19 Raphaël Piolanti FRA FRA 79.68  
20 Nikólaos Yedékos GRE GRE    
21 Marko Wahlman FIN FIN 74.60  
22 Andriy Skvaruk UKR UKR 81.72 74.70

Group B 02 AUG 1997 10:00 

Order / LaneATHLETECOUNTRYPBSB 1997
1 Christophe Épalle FRA FRA 79.98 78.44
2 Vladimír Maška CZE CZE 77.06 77.06
3 Zoltán Fábián HUN HUN 71.06  
4 Ivan Tikhon BLR BLR 77.46 77.46
5 Jan Bielecki DEN DEN 72.56  
6 David Popejoy USA USA 72.46  
7 Karsten Kobs GER GER 78.92  
8 Loris Paoluzzi ITA ITA 75.60 75.20
9 Eduardo Acuña PER PER    
10 Vadim Kolesnik UKR UKR 79.62  
11 Enrico Sgrulletti ITA ITA 81.64 81.64
12 Vadim Khersontsev RUS RUS 80.68 78.26
13 Roman Linscheid IRL IRL 68.34  
14 Christos Polychroniou GRE GRE 77.36 75.58
15 Ilya Konovalov RUS RUS 79.66 78.92
16 Hakim Toumi ALG ALG 74.70 74.70
17 David Smith GBR GBR 75.10  
18 Vítor Costa POR POR 70.72  
19 Balázs Kiss HUN HUN 82.90 82.90
20 Igor Astapkovich BLR BLR 84.62 82.44
21 Naser Al Husaini KUW KUW  

 

 

 

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