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Athletics at the 1960 Roma Summer Games:

Men's Hammer Throw

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Host City: Roma, Italy
Venue(s): Olympic Stadium, Roma
Date Started: September 2, 1960
Date Finished: September 3, 1960

Gold: URS Vasily Rudenkov
Silver: HUN Gyula Zsivótzky
Bronze: POL Tadeusz Rut

Summary

Defending champion Hal Connolly had broken the world record in 1958 and earlier in 1960. But the favorite was Soviet Vasily Rudenkov, the best thrower of 1959. Connolly did not perform well in Roma, finishing eighth but Rudenkov lived up to expectations, winning the gold medal. He led from the first round, and had three throws longer than silver medalist Gyula Zsivótzky (HUN).

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Vasily Rudenkov 29 Soviet Union URS Gold OR
2 Gyula Zsivótzky 23 Hungary HUN Silver
3 Tadeusz Rut 28 Poland POL Bronze
4 John Lawlor 26 Ireland IRL
5 Olgierd Ciepły 24 Poland POL
6 Antun Bezjak 25 Yugoslavia YUG
7 Anatoly Samotsvetov 27 Soviet Union URS
8 Hal Connolly 29 United States USA
9 Heinrich Thun 21 Austria AUT
10 Yury Nikulin 29 Soviet Union URS
11 Sverre Strandli 34 Norway NOR
12 Muhammad Iqbal 33 Pakistan PAK
13 Noboru Okamoto 23 Japan JPN
14 Al Hall 26 United States USA
15 Mike Ellis 23 Great Britain GBR
16 QR Guy Husson 29 France FRA
17 QR Klaus Peter 20 Germany GER
18 QR József Csermák 28 Hungary HUN
19 QR Ed Bagdonas 23 United States USA
20 QR Manfred Losch 21 Germany GER
21 QR Takeo Sugawara 22 Japan JPN
22 QR Hansruedi Jost 26 Switzerland SUI
23 QR Siegfried Lorenz 27 Germany GER
24T QR Birger Asplund 31 Sweden SWE
24T QR Krešo Račić 28 Yugoslavia YUG
26 QR José Luis Falcón 22 Spain ESP
27 QR Andreas Kouvelogiannis 21 Greece GRE
28 QR Eduardo Albuquerque 32 Portugal POR