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Hammer Throw, Men

Date25 – 26 September 1988
LocationOl-lim-pik Ju-gyeong-gi-jang, Seoul Sports Complex, Seoul
Participants30 from 16 countries

Since 1976, every major title had been won by Yury Sedykh and Sergey Litvinov, with the obvious exception of the 1984 Olympics, when they could not compete because of the Soviet boycott. Litvinov was a slight favorite in Seoul as the 1983 and 1987 World Champion. Assisted by Jüri Tamm the Soviet threesome swept the medals in this event, as they had in 1976 and 1980. Litvinov led from the first round with 84.76 (278-1), which was good enough for gold, but improved slightly in round five with 84.80 (278-2¾). Sedykh added a silver to his golds from 1976 and 1980.

11046Sergey LitvinovURS81.24 (1)84.80 (1)GoldOR
21060Yury SedykhURS78.48 (3)83.76 (2)Silver
31064Jüri TammURS79.68 (2)81.16 (3)Bronze
4465Ralf HaberGDR78.16 (4)80.44 (4)
5397Heinz WeisFRG77.24 (7)79.16 (5)
6525Tibor GécsekHUN77.12 (8)78.36 (6)
7535Imre SzitásHUN76.24 (12)77.04 (7)
8138Ivan TanevBUL76.84 (9)76.08 (8)
9299Harri HuhtalaFIN77.34 (6)75.38 (9)
1056Hans LindnerAUT76.60 (10)75.36 (10)
11953Tore GustafssonSWE76.44 (11)74.24 (11)
12475Gunther RodehauGDR78.12 (5)72.36 (12)
13 r1/2381Christoph SahnerFRG75.84 (13)
14 r1/2136Plamen MinevBUL74.46 (14)
15 r1/2539József VidaHUN74.30 (15)
16 r1/2314Juha TiainenFIN73.74 (16)
17 r1/21084Lance DealUSA73.66 (17)
18 r1/21092Ken FlaxUSA72.70 (18)
19 r1/21105Jud LoganUSA72.64 (19)
20 r1/2131Viktor ApostolovBUL71.10 (20)
21 r1/2602Lucio SerraniITA70.50 (21)
22 r1/2430Mick JonesGBR70.38 (22)
23 r1/2454Dave SmithGBR69.12 (23)
24 r1/2550Conor McCulloughIRL68.66 (24)
25 r1/230Andrés CharadíaARG68.26 (25)
26 r1/211Hakim ToumiALG65.78 (26)
27 r1/2711Waleed Al-BekheetKUW63.86 (27)
28 r1/2442Matt MilehamGBR62.42 (28)
29 r1/2694Lee Ju-HyeongKOR55.98 (29)
AC r1/21206Kjell BystedtSWE– (NM)

Qualifying Round (25 September 1988)

Top 12 and ties and all those reaching 77.00 metres advanced to the final.

1Sergey LitvinovURS81.24Q
2Jüri TammURS79.68Q
3Yury SedykhURS78.48Q
4Ralf HaberGDR78.16Q
5Gunther RodehauGDR78.12Q
6Harri HuhtalaFIN77.34Q
7Heinz WeisFRG77.24Q
8Tibor GécsekHUN77.12Q
9Ivan TanevBUL76.84q
10Hans LindnerAUT76.60q
11Tore GustafssonSWE76.44q
12Imre SzitásHUN76.24q
13Christoph SahnerFRG75.84
14Plamen MinevBUL74.46
15József VidaHUN74.30
16Juha TiainenFIN73.74
17Lance DealUSA73.66
18Ken FlaxUSA72.70
19Jud LoganUSA72.64
20Viktor ApostolovBUL71.10
21Lucio SerraniITA70.50
22Mick JonesGBR70.38
23Dave SmithGBR69.12
24Conor McCulloughIRL68.66
25Andrés CharadíaARG68.26
26Hakim ToumiALG65.78
27Waleed Al-BekheetKUW63.86
28Matt MilehamGBR62.42
29Lee Ju-HyeongKOR55.98
NMKjell BystedtSWE

Qualifying Round, Group A (25 September 1988 — 9:00)

PosOrdAthleteNOCDistanceGroup A Round OneGroup A Round TwoGroup A Round Three
113Jüri TammURS79.6879.68--
212Yury SedykhURS78.4878.48--
31Ralf HaberGDR78.1675.6478.16-
42Gunther RodehauGDR78.12×78.12-
511Harri HuhtalaFIN77.3475.9877.34-
68Tibor GécsekHUN77.12×77.12-
710Imre SzitásHUN76.2474.9876.2473.82
83Juha TiainenFIN73.7472.4473.74×
95Viktor ApostolovBUL71.10××71.10
107Dave SmithGBR69.12××69.12
119Hakim ToumiALG65.7865.7865.72×
126Matt MilehamGBR62.4259.9462.42×
134Lee Ju-HyeongKOR55.98××55.98
NM14Kjell BystedtSWE×××

Qualifying Round, Group B (25 September 1988 — 10:15)

PosOrdAthleteNOCDistanceGroup B Round OneGroup B Round TwoGroup B Round Three
14Sergey LitvinovURS81.2481.24--
213Heinz WeisFRG77.2476.4076.7077.24
32Ivan TanevBUL76.8476.84××
48Hans LindnerAUT76.6076.6074.54×
514Tore GustafssonSWE76.4472.9073.1476.44
615Christoph SahnerFRG75.8475.8472.4272.46
712Plamen MinevBUL74.4674.4670.22×
85József VidaHUN74.3070.6074.3072.50
911Lance DealUSA73.66×71.7273.66
1010Ken FlaxUSA72.70×72.7072.24
111Jud LoganUSA72.6469.4672.4672.64
123Lucio SerraniITA70.5070.50×70.00
136Mick JonesGBR70.3870.38×68.94
147Conor McCulloughIRL68.66××68.66
1516Andrés CharadíaARG68.2666.8666.0268.26
169Waleed Al-BekheetKUW63.8662.7860.1463.86

Final Round (26 September 1988 — 12:40)

14Sergey LitvinovURS84.8084.7683.8283.8683.9884.8083.80OR
212Yury SedykhURS83.7680.9683.6283.4483.44×83.76
31Jüri TammURS81.1680.9481.16××××
42Ralf HaberGDR80.4478.9278.7279.18×78.8880.44
55Heinz WeisFRG79.1678.5076.80×77.7078.9879.16
63Tibor GécsekHUN78.3678.1876.5274.3677.82×78.36
79Imre SzitásHUN77.0476.0076.4076.2075.6676.1077.04
811Ivan TanevBUL76.0875.5675.76×75.2875.5476.08
98Harri HuhtalaFIN75.3875.2675.3875.08
107Hans LindnerAUT75.3675.3675.1475.28
116Tore GustafssonSWE74.2474.2473.32×
1210Gunther RodehauGDR72.36××72.36