Sport-Olympic.com

  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  

All Athletics Menu

2000 Olympic Games Sydney - Men's Hammer Throw

 

 

Host City: Sydney, Australia Format: Top 12 and ties and all those reaching 77.50 metres advanced to the final.
Date Started: September 23, 2000  
Date Finished: September 24, 2000  
(Competitors: 44; Countries: 24; Finalists: 12)  
    Venue(s): Olympic Stadium, Olympic Park, Sydney, New South Wales
Overview by IAAF   2000_olympic_stadium.jpg 
With a total of 44 throwers in two pools, competition was slow, and only five throwers achieved the automatic qualifying level of 77.50. Ten of the 19 throwers to have reached 80m during Olympic year failed to qualify. Three throwers reached 78m in round 1 of the rainsoaked final led by future (2003) World Champion Ivan Tikhon’s 78.85. Ziólkowski took over in the next round with 79.87, which Tikhon (79.27) and Vizzoni (79.64). Ziólkowski then produced the only 80m throw of the day (80.02) and only ’92 silver medallist Astapkovich was able to respond, with two throws further than 79m to wrest the bronze medal from team-mate Tikhon on the basis of a better second best throw. Curiously Vizzoni, a southpaw, succeeded Deal (also left-handed) as the Olympic silver medallist.
       
Summary by Sports-reference.com      
Many of the pre-Olympic favorites were eliminated in the qualifying round. The final was contested in a rainstorm which made the competition a true crapshoot. The winner was the very lightly-regarded Szymon Ziólkowski (POL), who won with his fourth-round throw of 80.02 (262-6½). His best previous year-end world ranking was ninth in 1998, and he had not been ranked in 1999. The 1992 silver medalist, Belarussian Igor Astapkovich, came thru in round five with his best mark of 79.17 (259-9) which tied his teammate, Ivan Tikhon, but Astapkovich won the bronze based on his second-best mark, 79.06 (259-4¾), which he recorded in the final round.
 

Records

Standing records prior to the 2000 Summer Olympics
World Record  Yuriy Sedykh (URS) 86.74 m 30 August 1986 West Germany Stuttgart, West Germany
Olympic Record  Sergey Litvinov (URS) 84.80 m 26 September 1988 South Korea Seoul, South Korea
Season Best  Igor Astapkovich (BLR) 82.58 m 18 August 2000 Belarus Stayki, Belarus
 
        Results        
 
Hammer Throw Men     Final 24 September      
                 
Rank Mark     Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records
1 80.02     Szymon Ziółkowski Poland POL 1 Jul 76  
2 79.64     Nicola Vizzoni Italy ITA 4 Jan 73  
3 79.17     Igor Astapkovich Belarus BLR 4 Jan 63  
4 79.17     Ivan Tikhon Belarus BLR 24 Jul 76  
5 78.56     Ilya Konovalov Russia RUS 14 Mar 71  
6 78.18     Loris Paoluzzi Italy ITA 14 May 74  
7 77.70     Tibor Gécsek Hungary HUN 22 Sep 64  
8 77.32     Vladimír Maška Czech Republic CZE 6 Feb 73  
9 76.60     Koji Murofushi Japan JPN 8 Oct 74  
10 75.50     Andriy Skvaruk Ukraine UKR 9 Mar 67  
11 75.26     David Chaussinand France FRA 19 Apr 73  
12 73.30     Aléxandros Papadimitríou Greece GRE 18 Jun 73  
Hammer Throw Men     Qualification 23 September      
                 
Rank Mark     Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records
1 79.81   Q Igor Astapkovich Belarus BLR 4 Jan 63  
2 79.55   Q Andriy Skvaruk Ukraine UKR 9 Mar 67  
3 78.49   Q Koji Murofushi Japan JPN 8 Oct 74  
4 77.81   Q Szymon Ziółkowski Poland POL 1 Jul 76  
5 77.56   Q Nicola Vizzoni Italy ITA 4 Jan 73  
6 77.33   Q Tibor Gécsek Hungary HUN 22 Sep 64  
7 77.12   Q David Chaussinand France FRA 19 Apr 73  
8 77.07   Q Ilya Konovalov Russia RUS 14 Mar 71  
9 76.91   Q Loris Paoluzzi Italy ITA 14 May 74  
10 76.90   Q Ivan Tikhon Belarus BLR 24 Jul 76  
11 76.70   Q Vladimír Maška Czech Republic CZE 6 Feb 73  
12 76.61   Q Aléxandros Papadimitríou Greece GRE 18 Jun 73  
13 76.33     Maciej Pałyszko Poland POL 4 Jan 78  
14 76.08     Vladyslav Piskunov Ukraine UKR 7 Jun 78  
15 75.64     Andrey Abduvaliyev Uzbekistan UZB 30 Jun 66  
16 75.61     Lance Deal United States USA 21 Aug 61  
17 75.41     Adrián Annus Hungary HUN 28 Jun 74  
18 75.33     Pavel Sedláček Czech Republic CZE 5 Apr 68  
19 75.05     Gilles Dupray France FRA 2 Jan 70  
20 74.83     Oleksandr Krykun Ukraine UKR 1 Mar 68  
21 74.72     Vasiliy Sidorenko Russia RUS 1 May 61  
22 74.63     Aleksey Zagorniy Russia RUS 31 May 78  
23 74.22     Christophe Épalle France FRA 23 Jan 69  
24 74.02     Hrístos Polihroníou Greece GRE 31 Mar 72  
24 73.95     Zsolt Németh Hungary HUN 9 Nov 71  
26 73.51     Heinz Weis Germany GER 14 Jul 63  
27 72.86     Juan Ignacio Cerra Argentina ARG 16 Oct 76  
28 72.78     Stuart Rendell Australia AUS 30 Jun 72  
29 72.66     Andras Haklits Croatia CRO 23 Sep 77  
30 72.52     Libor Charfreitag Slovakia SVK 11 Sep 77  
31 72.29     Karsten Kobs Germany GER 16 Sep 71  
32 70.55     Miloslav Konopka Slovakia SVK 23 Jan 79  
33 70.46     Jan Bielecki Denmark DEN 20 Feb 71  
34 69.64     Olli-Pekka Karjalainen Finland FIN 7 Mar 80  
35 69.51     Markus Esser Germany GER 3 Feb 80  
36 69.48     Kevin McMahon United States USA 26 May 72  
37 68.89     Vítor Costa Portugal POR 28 May 74  
38 68.83     Primož Kozmus Slovenia SLO 30 Sep 79  
39 68.42     Jud Logan United States USA 19 Jul 59  
40 68.01     Roman Rozna Moldova MDA 25 Mar 76  
41 67.00     Paddy McGrath Ireland IRL 1 Jul 71  
42 65.04     Vitaliy Khozhatelyov Uzbekistan UZB 12 Aug 67  
43 60.60     Viktor Ustinov Uzbekistan UZB 20 Jul 74  
  NM     Nikolay Davydov Kyrgyzstan KGZ 11 Apr 70  
 
Detailed View
 

Qualification

Group A

Group B
Rank Overall Athlete Attempts Distance Note
1 2 3
1 2  Andriy Skvaruk (UKR) 79.55 79.55 m Q
2 3  Koji Murofushi (JPN) 78.49 78.49 m Q
3 4  Szymon Ziółkowski (POL) 77.81 77.81 m Q
4 5  Nicola Vizzoni (ITA) 75.31 77.56 77.56 m Q
5 6  Tibor Gécsek (HUN) 75.97 X 77.33 77.33 m q
6 8  Ilya Konovalov (RUS) 77.07 76.93 74.29 77.07 m q
7 10  Ivan Tikhon (BLR) 76.43 76.90 X 76.90 m q
8 11  Vladimír Maška (CZE) X 76.70 75.62 76.70 m q
9 18  Pavel Sedláček (CZE) 74.66 72.71 75.33 75.33 m  
10 19  Gilles Dupray (FRA) X 74.71 75.05 75.05 m  
11 20  Oleksandr Krykun (UKR) 74.83 72.49 74.17 74.83 m  
12 25  Zsolt Nemeth (HUN) 73.95 X X 73.95 m  
13 28  Stuart Rendell (AUS) 67.67 72.78 X 72.78 m  
14 29  András Haklits (CRO) X X 72.66 72.66 m  
15 31  Karsten Kobs (GER) 72.29 X 71.65 72.29 m  
16 35  Markus Esser (GER) X 69.51 X 69.51 m  
17 36  Kevin McMahon (USA) 69.48 65.97 X 69.48 m  
18 37  Vitor Costa (POR) 67.07 68.79 68.89 68.89 m  
19 40  Roman Rozna (MDA) X 68.01 62.46 68.01 m  
20 41  Paddy McGrath (IRL) 67.00 64.09 64.35 67.00 m  
21 42  Vitaly Khojatelev (UZB) 60.55 64.53 65.04 65.04 m  
22 43  Victor Ustinov (UZB) X 60.60 X 60.60 m
Rank Overall Athlete Attempts Distance Note
1 2 3
1 1  Igor Astapkovich (BLR) 79.81 79.81 m Q
2 7  David Chaussinand (FRA) 77.12 X X 77.12 m q
3 9  Loris Paoluzzi (ITA) X 73.63 76.91 76.91 m q
4 12  Alexandros Papadimitriou (GRE) 76.61 74.77 X 76.61 m q
5 13  Maciej Pałyszko (POL) 76.33 X 70.11 76.33 m  
6 14  Vladyslav Piskunov (UKR) 75.95 76.00 76.08 76.08 m  
7 15  Andrey Abduvaliyev (UZB) X 75.64 74.19 75.64 m  
8 16  Lance Deal (USA) 73.84 75.61 73.93 75.61 m  
9 17  Adrián Annus (HUN) 74.01 75.41 X 75.41 m  
10 21  Vasiliy Sidorenko (RUS) 74.72 73.97 X 74.72 m  
11 22  Aleksey Zagornyi (RUS) 70.58 74.00 74.63 74.63 m  
12 23  Christophe Épalle (FRA) 70.46 72.70 74.22 74.22 m  
13 24  Hristos Polihroniou (GRE) X X 74.02 74.02 m  
14 26  Heinz Weis (GER) 73.51 73.19 X 73.51 m  
15 27  Juan Ignacio Cerra (ARG) X 72.86 X 72.86 m  
16 30  Libor Charfreitag (SVK) 71.10 72.52 X 72.52 m  
17 32  Miloslav Konopka (SVK) 70.55 X X 70.55 m  
18 33  Jan Bielecki (DEN) 68.56 70.46 X 70.46 m  
19 34  Olli-Pekka Karjalainen (FIN) 69.64 X X 69.64 m  
20 38  Primož Kozmus (SLO) 68.83 X 67.02 68.83 m  
21 39  Jud Logan (USA) 68.42 68.05 X 68.42 m  
     Nikolay Davydov (KGZ) X X X NM
 

Final

Rank Athlete Attempts Distance Record
1 2 3 4 5 6
1st  Szymon Ziółkowski (POL) 74.89 79.87 X 80.02 78.68 78.32 80.02 m  
2nd  Nicola Vizzoni (ITA) 76.35 76.57 79.64 76.07 76.99 X 79.84 m PB
3rd  Igor Astapkovich (BLR) 74.98 X 77.08 X 79.17 79.06 79.17 m  
4  Ivan Tikhon (BLR) 78.85 78.11 79.17 X 75.93 X 79.17 m  
5  Ilya Konovalov (RUS) 78.56 78.12 X X 72.78 X 78.56 m  
6  Loris Paoluzzi (ITA) 78.18 X X X 76.19 X 78.18 m  
7  Tibor Gécsek (HUN) 75.25 76.99 77.70 75.81 77.06 76.82 77.70 m  
8  Vladimír Maška (CZE) 77.32 75.37 76.39 73.86 X 75.52 77.32 m  
 
9  Koji Murofushi (JPN) X 76.24 76.60   76.60 m  
10  Andriy Skvaruk (UKR) 71.60 75.50 X   75.50 m  
11  David Chaussinand (FRA) 74.74 X 75.26   75.26 m  
12  Alexandros Papadimitriou (GRE) X 73.30 X   73.30 m
 
 

 

 

 

Real time web analytics, Heat map tracking

Olympic Games

Full

Results

All Events

 

Athletics in Olympic Games

Full RESULTS

All ATHLETICS

Events

189619001904190619081912192019241928193219361948195219561960196419681972197619801984198819921996200020042008201220162016
You are here: Home Athletics Olympic Games (Athletics) 2000 Sydney 2000 Olympic Games Sydney - Men's Hammer Throw