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1992 Olympic Games Barcelona - Men's Hammer Throw

 

 

Host City: Barcelona, Spain Format: Top 12 and ties and all those reaching 76.00 metres advanced to the final.
Date Started: August 1, 1992
Date Finished: August 2, 1992
(Competitors: 27; Countries: 19; Finalists: 12)
Venue(s): Montjuïc Olympic Stadium, Barcelona
Overview by IAAF  1992_olympic_stadium.jpg
The abbreviation changed from URS to EUN, but Soviet-based athletes again took all three medals. It was the fourth time they had done so in the four Olympic opportunities they had contested between 1976 and 1992. Nikulin led the qualifying with 79.08, and was third with 78.46 at the end of the first round of the final, led by big (1.91/118Kg) Igor Astapkovich’s 80.02. The Belarussian improved to 81.80 in the third round, but was overtaken by Abduvaliyev in the fourth. The Leningrad-born Tajikistani spun the ball and chain the quickest of the three ex-Soviets and yelled loudly at the hammer as it flew out to 82.54. Astapkovich, with 81.96, and Nikulin, with 81.38, both improved in the last round. For Nikulin, it had been a long wait, as he had been the youngest ever 80m thrower in 1980 as a 19 year-old. In Barcelona he beat the 1964 fourth place of his father, Yuriy. As in 1984, the fourth-placed man was subsequently disqualified – this time it was Jud Logan (USA, 79.00), who was caught taking Clenbuterol, a drug used to bulk up livestock.
Summary by Sports-reference.com
The former Soviet Union throwers were still dominant, now representing the Unified Team, although there was a new group of throwers. Andrey Abduvaliyev (TJK) won the gold medal with his fourth-round throw of 82.54 (270-9¾), although he had led since the second round. First round leader Igor Astapkovich, 1990 European Champion, won the silver medal, followed by Igor Nikulin in third. Omitting 1984, this was the fourth consecutive medal sweep in this event for Soviet-based hammer throwers. Abduvaliyev would win the World Championships in 1993 and 1995.
 

Records

Standing records prior to the 1992 Summer Olympics
World Record  Yuriy Sedykh (URS) 86.74 m August 30, 1986 West Germany Stuttgart, West Germany
Olympic Record  Sergey Litvinov (URS) 84.80 m September 26, 1988 South Korea Seoul, South Korea
Season Best  Igor Astapkovich (BLR) 84.62 m June 6, 1992 Spain Sevilla, Spain
 
Results

These are the official results of the Men's Hammer Throw event at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, Spain. There were a total number of 27 participating athletes.

In this Olympics, the Unified Team comprised the remnants of what was the Soviet Union, essentially stripping the newfound countries of their individual identity. Including the Tajik Andrey Abduvaliyev, Belorussian Igor Astapkovich and Russian Igor Nikulin this created a sweep for the Unified Team. A fourth former Soviet, Jüri Tamm was able to compete separate from the Unified Team.

The three dominated the competition, almost consistently in the 80's when others were in the 70's. Astapkovich, the strongest in the season, held the lead after the first round and retook it in the third. Abduvaliyev settled it with his fourth round throw 82.54 m (270 ft 912 in) while both Astapkovich and Nikulin hit their best throws in the final round, they could not match it.

Hammer Throw Men Final 2 August
Rank Mark Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records
1 82.54 Andrey Abduvaliyev Uzbekistan UZB 30 Jun 66
2 81.96 Igor Astapkovich Belarus BLR 4 Jan 63
3 81.38 Igor Nikulin Russia RUS 14 Aug 60
4 77.78 Tibor Gécsek Hungary HUN 22 Sep 64
5 77.52 Jüri Tamm Estonia EST 5 Feb 57
6 76.90 Heinz Weis Germany GER 14 Jul 63
7 76.84 Lance Deal United States USA 21 Aug 61
8 76.16 Sean Carlin Australia AUS 29 Nov 67
9 75.14 Johann Lindner Austria AUT 3 May 56
10 74.84 Christophe Épalle France FRA 23 Jan 69
11 72.98 Enrico Sgrulletti Italy ITA 24 Apr 65
DQ Jud Logan
Hammer Throw Men Qualification 1 August
Rank Mark Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records
1 79.08 Igor Nikulin Russia RUS 14 Aug 60
2 78.82 Andrey Abduvaliyev Uzbekistan UZB 30 Jun 66
3 78.40 Jud Logan United States USA 19 Jul 59
4 78.16 Jüri Tamm Estonia EST 5 Feb 57
5 77.00 Lance Deal United States USA 21 Aug 61
6 76.50 Igor Astapkovich Belarus BLR 4 Jan 63
7 76.48 Tibor Gécsek Hungary HUN 22 Sep 64
8 76.24 Christophe Épalle France FRA 23 Jan 69
9 75.90 Sean Carlin Australia AUS 29 Nov 67
10 75.40 Enrico Sgrulletti Italy ITA 24 Apr 65
11 75.28 Johann Lindner Austria AUT 3 May 56
12 74.86 Heinz Weis Germany GER 14 Jul 63
13 74.30 Bi Zhong China CHN 1 Sep 68
14 74.16 Savas Saritzoglou Greece GRE 19 Jul 71
15 73.64 Claus Dethloff Germany GER 24 Sep 68
16 73.52 Tore Gustafsson Sweden SWE 11 Feb 62
17 73.22 Raphaël Piolanti France FRA 14 Nov 67
18 72.62 Ivan Tanev Bulgaria BUL 1 May 57
19 71.76 Frédérick Kuhn France FRA 10 Jul 68
20 70.82 Andrés Charadia Argentina ARG 10 Jul 66
21 70.54 Benjaminas Viluckis Lithuania LTU 20 Mar 61
22 69.90 Plamen Minev Bulgaria BUL 28 Apr 65
23 69.58 Paul Head Great Britain GBR 1 Jul 65
24 69.36 Ken Flax United States USA 20 Apr 63
25 67.76 Pavel Sedláček Czech Republic CZE 5 Apr 68
26 63.94 Waleed Saleh Al-Bekheet Kuwait KUW 2 Apr 65
27 56.08 Rashed Riyadh Bahrain BRN 29 Jun 67
 
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Qualification

Group A

Group B

RankOverallAthleteAttemptsDistanceNote
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1  Jud Logan (USA) 78.40 78.40 m  
2 3  Jüri Tamm (EST) 71.76 75.24 78.16 78.16 m  
3 5  Igor Astapkovich (EUN) 76.50 76.50 m  
4 9  Enrico Sgrulletti (ITA) 75.40 75.40 X 75.40 m  
5 10  Johann Lindner (AUT) 75.28 75.24 74.02 75.28 m  
6 11  Heinz Weis (GER) 74.86 74.64 X 74.86 m  
7 16  Raphaël Piolanti (FRA) X 73.22 71.98 73.22 m  
8 18  Frédéric Kuhn (FRA) 71.20 71.76 71.64 71.76 m  
9 19  Andrés Charadia (ARG) 70.82 70.64 X 70.82 m  
10 20  Benjaminas Viluckis (LTU) 70.54 X 70.54 70.54 m  
11 21  Plamen Minev (BUL) 68.78 X 69.90 69.90 m  
12 22  Paul Head (GBR) X 69.58 65.64 69.58 m  
13 24  Pavel Sedláček (TCH) 67.76 64.98 67.34 67.76 m  
RankOverallAthleteAttemptsDistanceNote
123
1 1  Igor Nikulin (EUN) 74.20 79.08 79.08 m  
2 2  Andrey Abduvaliyev (EUN) 78.82 78.82 m  
3 4  Lance Deal (USA) X 75.58 77.00 77.00 m  
4 6  Tibor Gécsek (HUN) 76.48 76.48 m  
5 7  Christophe Épalle (FRA) 76.24 76.24 m  
6 8  Sean Carlin (AUS) 74.48 74.38 75.90 75.90 m  
7 12  Bi Zhong (CHN) 70.66 X 74.30 74.30 m  
8 13  Savvas Saritzoglou (GRE) X 73.06 74.16 74.16 m  
9 14  Claus Dethloff (GER) 73.12 73.64 73.36 73.64 m  
10 15  Tore Gustafsson (SWE) 73.52 X 71.92 73.52 m  
11 17  Ivan Tanev (BUL) 70.20 71.16 72.62 72.62 m  
12 23  Kenneth Flax (USA) 69.04 X 69.36 69.36 m  
13 25  Waleed Al-Bakheet (KUW) X X 63.94 63.94 m  
14 26  Rashid Alameeri (BRN) X X 56.08 56.08 m  
 

Final

RankAthleteAttemptsDistanceNote
123456
1st  Andrey Abduvaliyev (EUN) 78.56 80.18 80.34 82.54 79.12 82.24 82.54 m  
2nd  Igor Astapkovich (EUN) 80.02 X 81.80 78.08 81.70 81.96 81.96 m  
3rd  Igor Nikulin (EUN) 78.46 78.56 X 78.32 80.44 81.38 81.38 m  
4  Tibor Gécsek (HUN) 77.78 75.78 X 75.54 X 76.58 77.78 m  
5  Jüri Tamm (EST) 76.36 77.00 X 76.80 75.82 77.52 77.52 m  
6  Heinz Weis (GER) 76.72 X 76.90 X 75.32 76.28 76.90 m  
7  Lance Deal (USA) X 76.84 74.92 X 75.06 76.42 76.84 m  
 
8  Sean Carlin (AUS) 75.08 76.16 75.10   76.16 m  
9  Johann Lindner (AUT) 75.14 73.36 74.26   75.14 m  
10  Christophe Epalle (FRA) 74.24 74.84 74.74   74.84 m  
11  Enrico Sgrulletti (ITA) 72.98 72.34 X   72.98 m  
 Jud Logan (USA)   DSQ
 
 

 

 

 

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