| Event type

Hammer Throw, Men

Date26 – 28 July 1976
LocationStade olympique, Parc olympique, Montréal, Québec
Participants20 from 13 countries

The two favorites were Soviet Yury Sedykh and German Karl-Hans Riehm, but the other Soviets and German Walter Schmidt were also threats. The Soviets were 1-2-3 in round one, led by Aleksey Spiridonov with 75.74 (248-6), Sedykh second with 75.64 (248-2), and defending gold medalist Anatoly Bondarchuk third with 75.48 (247-7¾). Sedykh threw 77.52 (254-4) in the second round, which would be the winning mark. Nobody could dislodge the Soviet trio, who swept the medals,

1900Yury SedykhURS71.46 (2)77.52 (1)GoldOR
2399Aleksey SpiridonovURS70.64 (=8)76.08 (2)Silver
3876Anatoly BondarchukURS71.08 (3)75.48 (3)Bronze
4437Karl-Hans RiehmFRG74.46 (1)75.46 (4)
5440Walter SchmidtFRG70.76 (=5)74.72 (5)
6905Jochen SachseGDR70.64 (=8)74.30 (6)
7354Chris BlackGBR70.76 (=5)73.18 (7)
8426Edwin KleinFRG68.72 (12)71.34 (8)
9303Jacques AccambrayFRA70.72 (7)70.44 (9)
10401Manfred SeidelGDR70.84 (4)70.02 (10)
11584Shigenobu MurofushiJPN68.84 (11)68.88 (11)
1253Peter FarmerAUS69.92 (10)68.00 (12)
13 r1/2566Gian Paolo UrlandoITA68.54 (13)
14 r1/2361Paul DickensonGBR68.52 (14)
15 r1/2932Larry HartUSA67.74 (15)
16 r1/2688Murray CheaterNZL67.38 (16)
17 r1/2561Edoardo PodberschekITA66.56 (17)
18 r1/266Peter SternadAUT66.14 (18)
19 r1/2159Murray KeatingCAN65.68 (19)
20 r1/2463Kleanthis IerissiotisGRE65.50 (20)

Qualifying Round (26 July 1976 — 10:00)

Top 12 and ties and all those reaching 69.00 metres advanced to the final.

PosAthleteNOCDistance2nd Best
1Karl-Hans RiehmFRG74.46Q
2Yury SedykhURS71.46Q
3Anatoly BondarchukURS71.08Q
4Manfred SeidelGDR70.84Q
=5Walter SchmidtFRG70.76Q
=5Chris BlackGBR70.76Q
7Jacques AccambrayFRA70.72Q
=8Aleksey SpiridonovURS70.64Q
=8Jochen SachseGDR70.64Q
10Peter FarmerAUS69.92Q
11Shigenobu MurofushiJPN68.84q
12Edwin KleinFRG68.72q
13Gian Paolo UrlandoITA68.54
14Paul DickensonGBR68.52
15Larry HartUSA67.74
16Murray CheaterNZL67.38
17Edoardo PodberschekITA66.56
18Peter SternadAUT66.14
19Murray KeatingCAN65.68
20Kleanthis IerissiotisGRE65.50

Qualifying Round, Group A (26 July 1976)

PosOrdAthleteNOCDistanceGroup A Round OneGroup A Round TwoGroup A Round Three
110Karl-Hans RiehmFRG74.4674.46--
21Yury SedykhURS71.4671.46--
36Anatoly BondarchukURS71.0871.08--
48Manfred SeidelGDR70.8470.84--
52Walter SchmidtFRG70.7670.76--
=65Aleksey SpiridonovURS70.6470.64--
=67Jochen SachseGDR70.64×70.64-
83Peter FarmerAUS69.9267.5068.9469.92
99Edwin KleinFRG68.7268.6868.3668.72
104Paul DickensonGBR68.5267.52×68.52

Qualifying Round, Group B (26 July 1976)

PosOrdAthleteNOCDistanceGroup B Round OneGroup B Round TwoGroup B Round Three
17Chris BlackGBR70.7670.76--
29Jacques AccambrayFRA70.7270.72--
38Shigenobu MurofushiJPN68.8466.2268.8468.24
43Gian Paolo UrlandoITA68.54×66.1868.54
54Larry HartUSA67.7467.7465.74×
65Murray CheaterNZL67.3866.3067.38×
710Edoardo PodberschekITA66.5666.5666.28×
86Peter SternadAUT66.1465.8066.0866.14
92Murray KeatingCAN65.6865.0065.2865.68
101Kleanthis IerissiotisGRE65.5065.50××

Final Round (28 July 1976 — 14:00)

17Yury SedykhURS77.5275.6477.52××75.5876.40OR
210Aleksey SpiridonovURS76.0875.7473.9475.2875.60×76.08
36Anatoly BondarchukURS75.4875.48×74.6474.16×75.46
412Karl-Hans RiehmFRG75.4675.0073.08×75.4675.4274.62
58Walter SchmidtFRG74.7272.5874.7274.3673.5274.7272.42
65Jochen SachseGDR74.3071.9072.8472.8073.1474.3073.70
71Chris BlackGBR73.1870.5672.3873.18×69.54×
811Edwin KleinFRG71.3468.1470.5270.3270.3669.7671.34
94Jacques AccambrayFRA70.44×67.5270.44
102Manfred SeidelGDR70.0269.66×70.02
119Shigenobu MurofushiJPN68.88×68.6268.88
123Peter FarmerAUS68.0067.9867.9268.00