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Athletics at the 1964 Tokyo Summer Games:

Men's Hammer Throw

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Host City: Tokyo, Japan
Venue(s): National Stadium, Shinjuku, Tokyo
Date Started: October 17, 1964
Date Finished: October 18, 1964

Gold: URS Romuald Klim
Silver: HUN Gyula Zsivótzky
Bronze: GER Uwe Beyer

Summary

The 1956 gold medalist, Hal Connolly, was still the world record holder but was not favored. The two favorites were 1960 silver medalist Gyula Zsivótzky (HUN) and Sovet Belarussian Romuald Klim. Zsivótzky got his best throw in the first round with 69.09 (226-8¼). That led until Klim threw 69.74 (228-9¾) in round four, his best effort and the gold-medal winner. Germany’s Uwe Beyer placed third, his best mark coming in the first round.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Romuald Klim 31 Soviet Union URS Gold OR
2 Gyula Zsivótzky 27 Hungary HUN Silver OR
3 Uwe Beyer 19 Germany GER Bronze
4 Yury Nikulin 33 Soviet Union URS
5 Yury Bakarinov 26 Soviet Union URS
6 Hal Connolly 33 United States USA
7 Ed Burke 24 United States USA
8 Olgierd Ciepły 28 Poland POL
9 Josef Matoušek 36 Czechoslovakia TCH
10 Tadeusz Rut 33 Poland POL
11 Sándor Eckschmiedt 25 Hungary HUN
12 Al Hall 30 United States USA
13 Takeo Sugawara 26 Japan JPN
14 Zdzisław Smoliński 21 Poland POL
15 Heinrich Thun 26 Austria AUT
16 QR Hans Fahsl 23 Germany GER
17 QR Howard Payne 33 Great Britain GBR
18 QR Martin Lotz 26 Germany GER
19 QR Shohei Kasahara 25 Japan JPN
20 QR Noboru Okamoto 27 Japan JPN
21 QR Birger Asplund 35 Sweden SWE
22 QR Guy Husson 33 France FRA
23 QR John Lawlor 30 Ireland IRL
24 QR Im Dong-Sil 27 South Korea KOR