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Hammer Throw, Men

Date5 – 6 August 1984
LocationLos Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, California
Participants23 from 13 countries

Along with the 1980 400 metre hurdles, this would be one of the most devalued Olympic competitions ever. The Soviet boycott kept out the top throwers in the world, notably Yuriy Siedykh, two-time gold medalist, twice European champion, and the world record holder. In their absence the best throwers were Finland’s Juha Tiainen and West Germany’s Karl-Hans Riehm. They both got their best throws in round three, with Tianien winning by 10 centimetres. The original fourth-placer was Gian Paolo Urlando (ITA) but he was disqualified for testosterone use.

1268Juha TiainenFIN72.68 (7)78.08 (1)Gold
2331Karl-Hans RiehmFRG75.50 (1)77.98 (2)Silver
3330Klaus PloghausFRG74.68 (2)76.68 (3)Bronze
4494Orlando BianchiniITA74.02 (3)75.94 (4)
5903Bill GreenUSA71.38 (10)75.60 (5)
6255Harri HuhtalaFIN73.78 (5)75.28 (6)
7279Walter CiofaniFRA73.10 (6)73.46 (7)
8402Bob WeirGBR73.04 (11)72.62 (8)
9367Martin GirvanGBR72.66 (8)72.32 (9)
AC r2/2332Christoph SahnerFRG73.88 (4)– (NM)
AC r2/2384Matt MilehamGBR71.80 (9)– (NM)
12 r1/244Hans LindnerAUT71.28 (12)
13 r1/2916Jud LoganUSA71.18 (13)
14 r1/2560Shigenobu MurofushiJPN70.92 (14)
15 r1/2523Lucio SerraniITA70.64 (15)
16 r1/2464Declan HegartyIRL70.56 (16)
17 r1/210Hakim ToumiALG67.68 (17)
18 r1/2888Ed BurkeUSA67.52 (18)
19 r1/2231Raúl JimenoESP66.38 (19)
20 r1/2682Tore JohnsenNOR65.72 (20)
21 r1/2467Conor McCulloughIRL65.56 (21)
AC r1/2651Dominique BéchardMRI– (NM)
DQ528Gian Paolo UrlandoITA[72.42] (DQ)[75.96] (DQ)

Qualifying Round (5 August 1984 — 11:00)

Top 12 and ties and all those reaching 72.00 metres advanced to the final.

1Karl-Hans RiehmFRG75.50Q
2Klaus PloghausFRG74.68Q
3Orlando BianchiniITA74.02Q
4Christoph SahnerFRG73.88Q
5Harri HuhtalaFIN73.78Q
6Walter CiofaniFRA73.10Q
7Juha TiainenFIN72.68Q
8Martin GirvanGBR72.66Q
9Matt MilehamGBR71.80q
10Bill GreenUSA71.38q
11Bob WeirGBR73.04q
12Hans LindnerAUT71.28
13Jud LoganUSA71.18
14Shigenobu MurofushiJPN70.92
15Lucio SerraniITA70.64
16Declan HegartyIRL70.56
17Hakim ToumiALG67.68
18Ed BurkeUSA67.52
19Raúl JimenoESP66.38
20Tore JohnsenNOR65.72
21Conor McCulloughIRL65.56
NMDominique BéchardMRI
DQGian Paolo UrlandoITA[72.42]1

Qualifying Round, Group A (5 August 1984)

PosOrdAthleteNOCDistanceGroup A Round OneGroup A Round TwoGroup A Round Three
14Klaus PloghausFRG74.6874.68--
22Christoph SahnerFRG73.8873.88--
31Juha TiainenFIN72.6870.8672.68-
46Matt MilehamGBR71.8071.80××
510Bill GreenUSA71.3871.3870.9670.80
67Hans LindnerAUT71.2870.4471.28×
711Jud LoganUSA71.1871.14×71.18
89Declan HegartyIRL70.56×70.56×
98Raúl JimenoESP66.3866.3865.9265.86
103Conor McCulloughIRL65.5662.1265.5665.12
AC5Gian Paolo UrlandoITA72.42[72.42][-][-]Q2

Qualifying Round, Group B (5 August 1984)

PosOrdAthleteNOCDistanceGroup B Round OneGroup B Round TwoGroup B Round Three
110Karl-Hans RiehmFRG75.5075.50--
22Orlando BianchiniITA74.0274.02--
31Harri HuhtalaFIN73.7873.78--
44Walter CiofaniFRA73.1068.8073.10-
59Bob WeirGBR73.0471.3471.3073.04
63Martin GirvanGBR72.6672.66--
76Shigenobu MurofushiJPN70.9270.9270.2470.74
85Lucio SerraniITA70.6469.7270.6469.64
912Hakim ToumiALG67.6867.68×65.84
107Ed BurkeUSA67.52×67.52×
118Tore JohnsenNOR65.7265.1663.2465.72
NM11Dominique BéchardMRI×××

Final Round (6 August 1984 — 16:10)

111Juha TiainenFIN78.0870.5672.6478.0874.5475.2675.82
212Karl-Hans RiehmFRG77.9873.6874.7077.98×76.46×
36Klaus PloghausFRG76.6875.4875.9672.1675.18×76.68
42Orlando BianchiniITA75.9472.1872.1274.7073.4275.9473.78
58Bill GreenUSA75.60×72.6874.7667.7075.6072.12
67Harri HuhtalaFIN75.2874.3474.4473.8674.7273.1075.28
73Walter CiofaniFRA73.46×71.8673.46×71.2068.86
810Bob WeirGBR72.6271.16×72.62
91Martin GirvanGBR72.32×72.3268.00
NM4Christoph SahnerFRG×××
NM9Matt MilehamGBR×××
DQ5Gian Paolo UrlandoITA[75.96][70.26][74.82][x][73.14][75.96]73.783