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Athletics at the 1972 München Summer Games:

Men's Hammer Throw

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Host City: München, West Germany
Venue(s): Olympic Stadium, Olympic Park, München
Date Started: September 4, 1972
Date Finished: September 7, 1972

Gold: URS Anatoliy Bondarchuk
Silver: GDR Jochen Sachse
Bronze: URS Vasily Khmelevsky

Summary

The favorite was the 1969 European Champion, Anatoly Bondarchuk of the USSR. He led the qualifiers and then threw 75.50 (247-8½) in round one of the final, his best mark, and that would win the gold medal.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Anatoliy Bondarchuk 32 Soviet Union URS Gold OR
2 Jochen Sachse 23 East Germany GDR Silver
3 Vasily Khmelevsky 24 Soviet Union URS Bronze
4 Uwe Beyer 27 West Germany FRG
5 Gyula Zsivótzky 35 Hungary HUN
6 Sándor Eckschmiedt 33 Hungary HUN
7 Edwin Klein 24 West Germany FRG
8 Shigenobu Murofushi 26 Japan JPN
9 Mario Vecchiato 23 Italy ITA
10 Karl-Hans Riehm 21 West Germany FRG
11 István Encsi 29 Hungary HUN
12 Tom Gage 29 United States USA
13 Reinhard Theimer 24 East Germany GDR
14 Strećko Štiglić 29 Yugoslavia YUG
15 Stavros Moutaftsidis 24 Greece GRE
16 Barry Williams 25 Great Britain GBR
17 Peter Sternad 26 Austria AUT
18 Iosyp Hamskiy 22 Soviet Union URS
19 Jacques Accambray 22 France FRA
20 Takeo Sugawara 34 Japan JPN
21 QR Todor Manolov 21 Bulgaria BUL
22 QR Al Schoterman 21 United States USA
23 QR Stanisław Lubiejewski 25 Poland POL
24 QR Howard Payne 41 Great Britain GBR
25 QR Yoshihisa Ishida 28 Japan JPN
26 QR Georgios Georgiadis 24 Greece GRE
27 QR George Frenn 30 United States USA
28 QR William Silen 23 Puerto Rico PUR
29 QR Vladimir Prikhodko 28 France FRA
30 QR José Alberto Vallejo 29 Argentina ARG
31 QR Darwin Piñeyrúa 26 Uruguay URU