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Athletics at the 1928 Amsterdam Summer Games:

Men's Hammer Throw

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Host City: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Venue(s): Olympic Stadium, Amsterdam
Date Started: July 30, 1928
Date Finished: July 30, 1928

Gold: IRL Pat O'Callaghan
Silver: SWE Ossian Skiöld
Bronze: USA Ed Black


[Pat O'Callaghan] had only been throwing the hammer for a bit over a year in 1928. But he continued the Irish tradition of winning gold medals in this event, coming thru with his fifth throw to surpass Sweden's [Ossian Skiöld]. Although an American had won the hammer throw at every previous Olympics, the winners in 1900-1920 were all born in Ireland. O'Callaghan would return in 1932 and defend his title.

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Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Pat O'Callaghan 22 Ireland IRL Gold
2 Ossian Skiöld 38 Sweden SWE Silver
3 Ed Black 23 United States USA Bronze
4 Armando Poggioli 39 Italy ITA
5 Don Gwinn 25 United States USA
6 Frank Connor 19 United States USA
7 QR Federico Kleger 25 Argentina ARG
8 QR Ricardo Bayer Chile CHI
9 QR Erik Eriksson 30 Finland FIN
10 QR Henk Kamerbeek 34 Netherlands NED
11 QR Malcolm Nokes 30 Great Britain GBR
12 QR Ken Caskey 23 United States USA
13 QR Camillo Zemi 30 Italy ITA
14 QR Carl Johan Lind 44 Sweden SWE
15 QR Yoshio Okita 25 Japan JPN
16 QR Harald Stenerud 31 Norway NOR