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Athletics at the 1992 Barcelona Summer Games:

Men's Hammer Throw

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Host City: Barcelona, Spain
Venue(s): Montjuïc Olympic Stadium, Barcelona
Date Started: August 1, 1992
Date Finished: August 2, 1992

Gold: EUN Andrey Abduvaliyev
Silver: EUN Igor Astapkovich
Bronze: EUN Igor Nikulin

Summary

The former Soviet Union throwers were still dominant, now representing the Unified Team, although there was a new group of throwers. Andrey Abduvaliyev (TJK) won the gold medal with his fourth-round throw of 82.54 (270-9¾), although he had led since the second round. First round leader Igor Astapkovich, 1990 European Champion, won the silver medal, followed by Igor Nikulin in third. Omitting 1984, this was the fourth consecutive medal sweep in this event for Soviet-based hammer throwers. Abduvaliyev would win the World Championships in 1993 and 1995.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Andrey Abduvaliyev 26 Unified Team EUN Gold
2 Igor Astapkovich 29 Unified Team EUN Silver
3 Igor Nikulin 31 Unified Team EUN Bronze
4 Tibor Gécsek 27 Hungary HUN
5 Jüri Tamm 35 Estonia EST
6 Heinz Weis 29 Germany GER
7 Lance Deal 30 United States USA
8 Sean Carlin 24 Australia AUS
9 Hans Lindner 33 Austria AUT
10 Christophe Épalle 23 France FRA
11 Enrico Sgrulletti 27 Italy ITA
AC r2/2 Jud Logan 33 United States USA
12 QR Bi Zhong 23 China CHN
13 QR Savvas Saritzoglou 21 Greece GRE
14 QR Claus Dethloff 23 Germany GER
15 QR Tore Gustafsson 30 Sweden SWE
16 QR Raphaël Piolanti 24 France FRA
17 QR Ivan Tanev 35 Bulgaria BUL
18 QR Frédéric Kuhn 24 France FRA
19 QR Andrés Charadia 26 Argentina ARG
20 QR Benjaminas Viluckis 31 Lithuania LTU
21 QR Plamen Minev 27 Bulgaria BUL
22 QR Paul Head 27 Great Britain GBR
23 QR Ken Flax 29 United States USA
24 QR Pavel Sedláček 24 Czechoslovakia TCH
25 QR Waleed Al-Bekheet 27 Kuwait KUW
26 QR Rashid Riyadh Al-Ameeri 25 Bahrain BRN