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Athletics at the 1988 Seoul Summer Games:

Men's Hammer Throw

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Host City: Seoul, South Korea
Venue(s): Olympic Stadium, Seoul Sports Complex, Seoul
Date Started: September 25, 1988
Date Finished: September 26, 1988

Gold: URS Sergey Litvinov
Silver: URS Yuriy Siedykh
Bronze: URS Jüri Tamm

Summary

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.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Sergey Litvinov 30 Soviet Union URS Gold OR
2 Yuriy Siedykh 33 Soviet Union URS Silver
3 Jüri Tamm 31 Soviet Union URS Bronze
4 Ralf Haber 26 East Germany GDR
5 Heinz Weis 25 West Germany FRG
6 Tibor Gécsek 23 Hungary HUN
7 Imre Szitás 27 Hungary HUN
8 Ivan Tanev 31 Bulgaria BUL
9 Harri Huhtala 36 Finland FIN
10 Hans Lindner 29 Austria AUT
11 Tore Gustafsson 26 Sweden SWE
12 Gunther Rodehau 29 East Germany GDR
13 QR Christoph Sahner 24 West Germany FRG
14 QR Plamen Minev 23 Bulgaria BUL
15 QR József Vida 25 Hungary HUN
16 QR Juha Tiainen 32 Finland FIN
17 QR Lance Deal 27 United States USA
18 QR Ken Flax 25 United States USA
19 QR Jud Logan 29 United States USA
20 QR Viktor Apostolov 25 Bulgaria BUL
21 QR Lucio Serrani 27 Italy ITA
22 QR Mick Jones 25 Great Britain GBR
23 QR Dave Smith 26 Great Britain GBR
24 QR Conor McCullough 27 Ireland IRL
25 QR Andrés Charadia 22 Argentina ARG
26 QR Hakim Toumi 27 Algeria ALG
27 QR Waleed Al-Bekheet 23 Kuwait KUW
28 QR Matt Mileham 31 Great Britain GBR
29 QR Lee Ju-Hyeong 23 South Korea KOR
AC QR Kjell Bystedt 28 Sweden SWE