| Event type

Hammer Throw, Men

Date3 – 5 August 2012
LocationOlympic Stadium, Olympic Park, Stratford, London
Participants41 from 32 countries
Olympic Record 84.80 / Sergey Litvinov URS / 26 September 1988

Coming into London, Hungary’s Krisztián Pars had won 9 of 10 meets, including the 2012 European title. His only major challenger was expected to be world leader Ivan Tikhon of Belarus, but he was pulled from the Games after re-testing of drug samples from the 2004 Olympics and 2005 Worlds, where he had won silver and gold, respectively. Slovenia’s Primož Kozmus, the defending gold medalist, was left as Pars’ major remaining gold medal contender. One other contender was Poland’s Paweł Fajdek, but he did not get past qualifying, just missing with a sector foul of 78+ metres.

Kozmus opened with 78.97 in round one to take an early lead, but on the next throw, Pars went into the lead with 79.14, a lead he would never relinquish. Kozmus fouled his next two throws, and in round three, Pars hammered the ball out to 80.59, which was the eventual gold-medal winning mark. Kozmus improved his mark in round five with 79.36 but stayed in second. Japan’s Koji Murofushi, the 2004 Olympic and 2011 World gold medalist, moved into third in the third round with 78.71 and that held on for a bronze medal. The podium was the same as at the 2011 Worlds, but the order was different, as Murofushi had been first there, with Pars second and Kozmus third.

That was how the event and the results seemed to have ended. In 2015, however, the IOC began re-testing samples from the 2008 Beijing and 2012 London Olympics, using newer, more advanced testing techniques, in an effort to find those who had used performance enhancing drugs (PEDs), but in whom it could not be detected at the time of those Olympics. This was one of the many events affected.

Three athletes in this event were disqualified after they were found to have used turinabol (dehydrochloromethyltestosterone). The top finisher to be DQed was Russian Kirill Ikonnikov, who originally finished fifth. Also disqualified were Oleksandr Dryhol (UKR / 34th) and Pavel Krivitsky (BLR / 28th), who topped off his turinabol with a stanozolol chaser.

12048Krisztián ParsHUN79.37 (1)80.59 (1)Gold
22930Primož KozmusSLO78.12 (3)79.36 (2)Silver
32229Koji MurofushiJPN78.48 (2)78.71 (3)Bronze
43150Oleksiy SokyrskiyUKR77.65 (4)78.25 (4)
51520Lukáš MelichCZE75.88 (8)77.17 (5)
62678Szymon ZiółkowskiPOL76.22 (6)77.10 (6)
72145Nicola VizzoniITA74.79 (9)76.07 (7)
83224Kibwé JohnsonUSA77.17 (5)74.95 (8)
93022Dilshod NazarovTJK75.91 (7)73.80 (9)
101169Valery SviatokhaBLR74.69 (11)73.13 (10)
111834Alex SmithGBR74.71 (10)72.87 (11)
12 r1/22595Eivind HenriksenNOR74.62 (12)
13 r1/21744Jérôme BortoluzziFRA74.15 (13)
14 r1/22990Marcel LomnickýSVK74.00 (14)
15 r1/21616Javier CienfuegosESP73.73 (15)
16 r1/23072Eşref ApakTUR73.47 (16)
17 r1/22382Ali Al-ZinkawiKUW73.40 (17)
18 r1/21473Roberto JanetCUB73.34 (18)
19 r1/21096Dmitri MarşinAZE72.85 (19)
20 r1/22394Igors SokolovsLAT72.76 (20)
21 r1/22086Kaveh MousaviIRI72.70 (21)
22 r1/22841Aleksey ZagornyRUS72.52 (22)
23 r1/21742Quentin BigotFRA72.42 (23)
24 r1/23229A. G. KrugerUSA72.13 (24)
25 r1/21729David SöderbergFIN71.76 (25)
26 r1/22140Lorenzo PoveglianoITA71.55 (26)
27 r1/21584Mostafa Al-GamelEGY71.36 (27)
28 r1/21452Andraš HaklićCRO70.61 (28)
29 r1/22483Serghei MarghievMDA69.76 (29)
30 r1/21751Nicolas FigèreFRA69.74 (30)
31 r1/21512Konstantinos StathelakosCYP69.65 (31)
32 r1/23024Mergen MämmedowTKM68.39 (32)
33 r1/21022Juan Ignacio CerraARG68.20 (33)
34 r1/21983Alexandros PapadimitriouGRE67.19 (34)
35 r1/23330Sukhrob KhodzhayevUZB65.88 (35)
AC1300Paweł FajdekPOL– (AC)NM
AC2649Artem RubankoUKR– (AC)NM
AC3144Jim SteacyCAN– (AC)NM
AC1161Paval KryvitskiBLR71.49 (AC)DQ1
AC3129Oleksandr DryholUKR69.57 (AC)DQ2
AC2808Kirill IkonnikovRUS76.85 (AC)77.86 (AC)DQ3

Qualifying Round (3 August 2012 — 11:20)

Top 12 and ties and all those reaching 78.00 metres advanced to the final.

PosAthleteNOCDistance2nd Best
1Krisztián ParsHUN79.37Q
2Koji MurofushiJPN78.48Q
3Primož KozmusSLO78.12Q
4Oleksiy SokyrskiyUKR77.65q
5Kibwé JohnsonUSA77.17q
6Szymon ZiółkowskiPOL76.22q
7Dilshod NazarovTJK75.91q
8Lukáš MelichCZE75.88q
9Nicola VizzoniITA74.79q
10Alex SmithGBR74.71q
11Valery SviatokhaBLR74.69q
12Eivind HenriksenNOR74.62
13Jérôme BortoluzziFRA74.15
14Marcel LomnickýSVK74.00
15Javier CienfuegosESP73.73
16Eşref ApakTUR73.47
17Ali Al-ZinkawiKUW73.40
18Roberto JanetCUB73.34
19Dmitri MarşinAZE72.85
20Igors SokolovsLAT72.76
21Kaveh MousaviIRI72.70
22Aleksey ZagornyRUS72.52
23Quentin BigotFRA72.42
24A. G. KrugerUSA72.13
25David SöderbergFIN71.76
26Lorenzo PoveglianoITA71.55
27Mostafa Al-GamelEGY71.36
28Andraš HaklićCRO70.61
29Serghei MarghievMDA69.76
30Nicolas FigèreFRA69.74
31Konstantinos StathelakosCYP69.65
32Mergen MämmedowTKM68.39
33Juan Ignacio CerraARG68.20
34Alexandros PapadimitriouGRE67.19
35Sukhrob KhodzhayevUZB65.88
ACPaweł FajdekPOLNM
ACArtem RubankoUKRNM
ACPaval KryvitskiBLR71.49DQ4
ACOleksandr DryholUKR69.57DQ5
ACKirill IkonnikovRUS76.85DQ q6

Qualifying Round, Group A (3 August 2012 — 11:20)

12Koji MurofushiJPN78.4877.1878.48
216Primož KozmusSLO78.1278.12
38Oleksiy SokyrskiyUKR77.65××77.65
414Kibwé JohnsonUSA77.17××77.17
512Szymon ZiółkowskiPOL76.2276.22×75.68
618Dilshod NazarovTJK75.9173.90×75.91
719Lukáš MelichCZE75.8875.8875.2972.49
86Nicola VizzoniITA74.7974.7973.8874.12
94Alex SmithGBR74.7172.5974.7173.21
1011Eşref ApakTUR73.47××73.47
117Igors SokolovsLAT72.76×71.7772.76
121Quentin BigotFRA72.4269.2268.1772.42
1310Mostafa Al-GamelEGY71.36×70.2371.36
1413Andraš HaklićCRO70.61×70.61×
153Serghei MarghievMDA69.7667.1767.3269.76
169Alexandros PapadimitriouGRE67.19×66.9167.19
175Sukhrob KhodzhayevUZB65.8865.8864.74×
AC20Paval KryvitskiBLR71.4971.49××DQ7
AC15Oleksandr DryholUKR69.57×68.0269.57DQ8
AC17Kirill IkonnikovRUS76.85×76.4376.85DQ9

Qualifying Round, Group B (3 August 2012 — 13:00)

19Krisztián ParsHUN79.3777.1179.37
218Valery SviatokhaBLR74.6973.1173.0774.69
38Eivind HenriksenNOR74.6272.67×74.62
44Jérôme BortoluzziFRA74.15×70.3674.15
514Marcel LomnickýSVK74.00×74.00×
619Javier CienfuegosESP73.73×63.7973.73
72Ali Al-ZinkawiKUW73.4070.6773.40×
813Roberto JanetCUB73.3472.5273.3470.19
912Dmitri MarşinAZE72.8572.06×72.85
103Kaveh MousaviIRI72.7067.2571.4272.70
1117Aleksey ZagornyRUS72.5271.0272.52×
1216A. G. KrugerUSA72.13×72.13×
1310David SöderbergFIN71.76×71.2671.76
147Lorenzo PoveglianoITA71.5571.5568.77×
1521Nicolas FigèreFRA69.7469.74××
1620Konstantinos StathelakosCYP69.6569.65××
175Mergen MämmedowTKM68.3968.3966.9967.23
1811Juan Ignacio CerraARG68.2065.8266.2568.20
AC1Paweł FajdekPOL×××NM
AC6Artem RubankoUKR×××NM
AC15Jim SteacyCAN×××NM

Final Round (5 August 2012 — 20:20)

18/8Krisztián ParsHUN80.5979.1478.3380.5979.7079.2878.88
27/7Primož KozmusSLO79.3678.97×××79.3678.59
39/6Koji MurofushiJPN78.71×78.1678.7178.0977.1276.47
43/5Oleksiy SokyrskiyUKR78.2576.5178.25×××76.99
51/3Lukáš MelichCZE77.1776.7375.6777.1776.2818.90×
612/1Szymon ZiółkowskiPOL77.1075.6974.9576.3076.8877.1075.86
711/2Nicola VizzoniITA76.0775.7575.8475.4176.0775.79×
84Kibwé JohnsonUSA74.9573.3174.95×
96Dilshod NazarovTJK73.8070.0070.8873.80
102Valery SviatokhaBLR73.1373.1372.7872.42
115Alex SmithGBR72.8769.7472.8771.47
AC10/4Kirill IkonnikovRUS77.8677.86×77.8174.60×77.46DQ10